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Why would a family member need a CSF glucose measurement?

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In brief: Diagnose meningitis

Spinal fluid glucose is low if there is bacterial meningitis, but may be elevated in presence of diabetes, hypothyroidism, brain tumors, bleeding, guillain-barre, cidp, spinal cord compression.
Your doc should be able to explain more fully the rationale for a spinal tap.

In brief: Diagnose meningitis

Spinal fluid glucose is low if there is bacterial meningitis, but may be elevated in presence of diabetes, hypothyroidism, brain tumors, bleeding, guillain-barre, cidp, spinal cord compression.
Your doc should be able to explain more fully the rationale for a spinal tap.
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