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69 Possible Causes for Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein Increased, Severe Headache with Sudden Onset

  • Meningitis

    Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis revealed pleocytosis with neutrophil predominance, increased protein and low glucose. CSF and blood cultures yielded negative results.[] The inflammatory cells increased the membrane permeability and alter normal chemical contents of the cerebrospinal fluid like glucose and protein.[] For a definitive diagnosis of meningitis, you'll need a spinal tap to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    fluid leukocytosis, increased protein influx, and lactate accumulation.[] Increased neutrophil count and protein content, and decreased glucose levels in her cerebrospinal fluid initially suggested bacterial meningitis.[] TNF-alpha is involved in induction of a fever response and triggers the release of other cytokines, and may also influence transport of compounds into the brain, leading to cerebrospinal[]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    Severe headache of sudden onset that reaches maximal intensity within minutes.[] In the hyperacute phase of SAH, slight shortening of T1 occurs due to the increased protein and new cellular content within cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).[] A 35-year-old woman developed sudden onset of severe headache.[]

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage

    Symptoms of ICH include: sudden weakness, tingling, or paralysis in your face, arm, or leg, especially if it occurs on only one side of your body sudden onset of severe headache[] On analysis, the cerebrospinal fluid was colorless and transparent, the pressure was more than 400 mm H2O, there was lymphocytic pleocytosis, increased protein, and decreased[] Symptoms The symptoms of intracerebral hemorrhage can include sudden, severe headache, especially with vomiting or and sleepiness, weakness of one side of the body, slurred[]

  • Viral Meningitis

    Significant positive correlations between the nitrite and granulocyte counts and the protein concentration in cerebrospinal fluid were found in all patients with meningitis[] Increased nitric oxide production in cerebrospinal fluid during the acute phase of bacterial meningitis may result from the inflammatory process and tissue injury.[]

  • Listeria Meningitis

    , in what is sometimes referred to as a “bimodal distribution of severity.” [13, 28] On the mild end of the spectrum, listeriosis usually consists of the sudden onset of fever[] Investigations Cerebrospinal fluid was blood-stained and hazy. Proteins were 200 mg%, globulins were increased; sugar was 55 mg%.[] , chills, severe headache, vomiting, and other influenza-type symptoms. [18, 28] Along these same lines, the CDC notes that infected individuals may develop fever, muscle[]

  • Pneumococcal Meningitis

    The signs and symptoms to watch out for include sudden onset of severe headache, fever, vomiting, neck stiffness and photophobia (dislike for light).[] In individuals with meningitis, CSF often shows low sugar along with an increased protein and increased white blood cell count CSF culture and Gram stain: The cerebrospinal[] […] number of monocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) compared with seronegative cases.( 40 ) Glucose and protein concentrations and the total white blood cell counts were[]

  • Meningeal Plague

    Several hours after the sudden onset of these symptoms, your lymph nodes in the groin and armpit area may become painful and swollen.[] The first thing you might notice is a bad headache, followed by fatigue, fever and achy muscles.[]

  • Hemophilus Meningitis

    fluid (CSF) features in meningitis: pleocytosis with a predominance of neutrophils, decreased CSF glucose levels, increased CSF protein, detectable capsular antigen in 90%[] […] include countercurrent immunoelectrophoresis and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; important for providing a rapid diagnosis and is not affected by prior antibiotics. [ 6 ] Cerebrospinal[]

  • Staphylococcus Aureus Meningitis

    Although we have reported the first case of Staphylococcus aureus meningitis due to pyogenic arthritis of the sacroiliac joint, this finding is actually not surprising, given the strong association between this form of meningitis and underlying bone, joint, and soft tissue infections. The physician faced with a case[…][]

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