1,470 Possible Causes for Lumbar Puncture Abnormal

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  • Meningitis

    puncture (LP, spinal tap). [41] However, lumbar puncture is contraindicated if there is a mass in the brain (tumor or abscess) or the intracranial pressure (ICP) is elevated[en.wikipedia.org] […] cord; therefore, the condition is classified as a medical emergency . [2] [8] A lumbar puncture can diagnose or exclude meningitis. [1] A needle is inserted into the spinal[en.wikipedia.org] "How do I perform a lumbar puncture and analyze the results to diagnose bacterial meningitis?".[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

    Repeated lumbar punctures present a danger of introducing spinal infections if done too often.[beaumont.edu] […] a lumbar puncture (spinal tap).[hopkinsmedicine.org] Repeated lumbar punctures are regarded as unpleasant by patients, and they present a danger of introducing spinal infections if done too often. [5] [7] Repeated lumbar punctures[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Mollaret's Meningitis

    During the lumbar puncture procedure, the opening pressure is measured.[en.wikipedia.org] […] is collected with the help of a lumbar puncture.[mollaretsmeningitis.org] Infection with each herpesvirus produces distinctive clinical features and imaging abnormalities.[forums.phoenixrising.me]

  • Viral Meningitis

    Entry into the central nervous system facilitated by trauma, neurosurgical procedures, lumbar puncture and spinal anesthesia. *** Entry to body occurs via oral, oral-fecal[nursing.advanceweb.com] If the doctor suspects meningitis, he'll do a lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap.[babycenter.com] A lumbar puncture is performed to obtain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for analysis.[nursing.advanceweb.com]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    Table 1 also stratifies the patients with normal versus abnormal findings on lumbar puncture.[bmj.com] Traumatic lumbar puncture is suspected if the RBC count decreases in tubes of CSF drawn sequentially during the same lumbar puncture.[merckmanuals.com] Diagnosis Based on your symptoms, we may perform an eye exam, computed tomography , lumbar puncture spinal tap, cerebral angiography , and/or a transcranial Doppler ultrasound[mountsinai.org]

  • Neonatal Meningitis

    CSF pleocytosis neonatal sepsis spinal tap CSF—cerebrospinal fluid LP—lumbar puncture WBC—white blood cell EGA—estimated gestational age CBC—complete blood cell count IQR—interquartile[pediatrics.aappublications.org] METHODS: We evaluated the first lumbar puncture of 9111 neonates at or 34 weeks' estimated gestational age from 150 NICUs, managed by the Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A lumbar puncture yielded turbid cerebrospinal fluid, whose protein level was 7 g/l., glucose level was 1·4 g/l., white cell count was 9,000/mm 3 .[cirp.org]

  • Meningeal Carcinomatosis

    This is confirmed by lumbar puncture measurement.[nnjournal.net] DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, PHYSICAL FINDINGS, AND ICD-9-CM CODING Diagnostic testing: The diagnosis of LC is made with lumbar puncture with positive CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) cytology[secure.ssa.gov] Repeat lumbar puncture can improve the result but little benefit is obtained after three punctures.[bmcneurol.biomedcentral.com]

  • Leptomeningeal Metastasis

    Most of these patients did not have a lumbar puncture or had at most one CSF examination.[cancerforum.org.au] A lumbar puncture is the gold-standard test.[palliativewiki.com] Therefore, a second lumbar puncture was performed to ascertain the diagnosis.[jgo.amegroups.com]

  • Listeria Meningitis

    Lumbar puncture was performed for all patients.[cid.oxfordjournals.org] For further assessment, a lumbar puncture was performed.[scielo.br] Lumbar puncture was performed in all patients.[bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    puncture to test fluid near the spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid) for bacteria CT scan of the head to detect inflammation or rule out other conditions The in-house lab at[northwell.edu] Lumbar puncture (LP) See separate articles Lumbar Puncture and Cerebrospinal Fluid for normal values and interpretation of abnormal CSF findings.[patient.info] Not all patients with suspected bacterial meningitis may undergo a lumbar puncture, e.g. patients with coagulopathy due to sepsis or those with space-occupying lesions on[nature.com]

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