Lumbar Puncture (LP)

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Fluid Studies

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    • Cell Count and Diff
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    • Gram Stain and Bacterial Culture
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    • Glucose
    • Protein
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    • Cell Count and Diff

Etiology of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Pleocytosis


Etiology of Elevation of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Protein

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) (see Guillain-Barre Syndrome, [[Guillain-Barre Syndrome]])
  • Multiple Sclerosis (see Multiple Sclerosis, [[Multiple Sclerosis]])
    • Oligoclonal Bands: while characteristic of multiple sclerosis, they are not specific for multiple sclerosis (as they can be seen in other diseases, as well)
  • Spinal Epidural Abscess (see Spinal Epidural Abscess, [[Spinal Epidural Abscess]])
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References

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