Flashcards in ch 28 CSF Deck (10):
CSF: few cells, but there is typically lots of protein.
-yeast in the CSF seen with ag assays
crytococcal (fungal) meningitis
CSF: high white count and increased protein, but the glucose is typically normal.
CSF/bloody discharge from nose/ear infection
basal skull fracture
CSF: pleocytosis of mononuclear cells (sometimes mixed with neutrophils), elevated protein, normal to moderate reduction of glucose
TB of CNS
CSF: White cells, esp neutrophils
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO)
increased phosphorylated tau and decreased Aβ in the CSF
Spinal tap: cloudy/purulent CSF under pressure, high protein with low glucose
CSF: Mildly elevated protein level, moderate pleocytosis, oligoclonal IgG elevated
CSF: lymphocytic pleocytosis, moderate protein levels, and normal glucose.
-May initially be neutrophilic
-Acute aseptic viral meningitis