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Lumbar Puncture (LP) Results - Drawing Conclusions from the CSF

Posted Aug 26 2009 10:35pm


DxRBCs*
WBCs*Glucose
(mg/dL)
Protein
(mg/dL)
Opening Pressure
(cm H20)
Normal
<10<5~2/3 of serum
15 - 45
10 - 20
Bacterial Meningitis
+/-
Viral Meningitis
+/-
+/-↑ or +/-↑ or +/-
Aseptic Meningitis
+/-+/-↑ or +/-+/-
SAH
+/-
↑ or +/-
Guillain-Barre+/-+/-
↑ or +/-↑↑+/-
MS+/-↑ or +/-+/-+/-
+/-
Pseudotumor Cerebri
+/-+/-+/-+/-
↑↑↑

*per cubic mm
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