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help me plz so fast

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  • Posted By: beckham
  • December 2, 2008
  • 10:43 PM

hey the best site how r u ?
im 23 male and i did c.s.f culture and thats the results so i wnana to know if i get viral meningitis or not and i get the meingitis from 5 months ago and im still get it but im hope the best for me and for all god willing .
the csf examination.chemistry&c/s:
colour : reddish
glucose :58
protiens :100 the average 20 to 45 and its 100 so high
specific gravity:1005
direct smear :
wbc count 15
lymphocytes :100
eosinphils:0 acid fast bacilli :asbent
gram positive bacteria :absent
gram negative bacteria absent
mycelia/ yeast cells:absent
all types of bacteria no growth
and fungi also no growth
so the protiens here is so high so thats mean i get viral meningitis or not ?
so tell me plz bcoz i get the headache all times and senisitivity to all lights and plz help me so fast as u can thnx

thats my email if i can contact any doctor

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  • Actually, your protein level is due to a traumatic tap, as evidenced by the "reddish" appearance of the fluid sample. Blood in the CSF will artificially raise the protein level and also distort other values as well. A clean tap is necessary before trying to determine any clinical significance of the values and the actual white count fractionation would be the determining factor for whether meningitis is present. Early meningitis does not always show up in CSF values. Again, your lab values are somewhat worthless because it's a traumatic tap and will affect the values seeking to be determined. If you had this performed at a teaching university, then get the needle out of the hands of the students or residents and into the hands of the attending. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • December 3, 2008
    • 00:41 AM
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  • well thnx for ur mail and thats so nice of u well but the csf test is so hard to do it again bcoz its stil hurt my back and its hurt so much so the sample it was reddish and then u mean i must do another test but thats wil be so hard for me bcz it wil hurt my back again and then if u can tell me if there is another test to show wich kind of this meningitis
    beckham 10 Replies
    • December 3, 2008
    • 07:39 AM
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