Possible Causes for Lumbar Puncture Normal in USA

  • Metabolic Encephalopathy
    Lumbar Puncture Normal

    Metabolic encephalopathy is a transient or permanent impairment of brain function resulting from physiological insufficiency or aberrant metabolic processes accompanying certain systemic illness such as diabetes or liver disease. Timely recognition and treatment of the predisposing condition can reverse the potential…[1]

  • Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
    Lumbar Puncture Normal

    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare, life-threatening disease that is characterized by focal neurological deficits. It is caused by the John Cunningham virus (JC virus), which is usually contracted during childhood but is asymptomatic until the virus is reactivated later in life due to weakened…[2]

  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    Lumbar Puncture Normal

    Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a type of hydrocephalus caused by the build-up of cerebrospinal fluid, characterized clinically by dementia, abnormal gait and urinary incontinence. Normal pressure hydrocephalus may occur due to secondary causes or may be idiopathic. Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a slow,…[3]

  • Reye Syndrome
    Lumbar Puncture Normal

    Reye syndrome is a potentially fatal disease of childhood, characterized by a combination of acute encephalopathy and fatty infiltration of the internal organs. The etiology is unknown, but it is almost always associated with a previous viral infection. The symptomatology of Reye syndrome typically surfaces after 3…[4]

  • Cough Headache
    Lumbar Puncture Normal
  • Ochronosis with Alkaptonuria
    Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Lumbar Compression Fracture
    Lumbar Spondylosis

    A lumbar compression fracture involves the lumbar vertebrae and occurs typically secondary to bone demineralization. It is seen in postmenopausal women and in the elderly due to osteoporosis but may also be associated with malignancies. Therefore a thorough workup is essential to detect the fracture and its…[5]

  • Lumbar Osteoarthritis
    Lumbar Spondylosis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
    Lumbar Spondylosis

    Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. It characteristically involves the colon and extends proximally from the anal verge. The exact etiology of ulcerative colitis is unknown. Individuals with Ulcerative Colitis can present rectal bleeding, mucous discharge from the rectum, and/or…[6]

  • Lumbar and Sacral Arthritis
    Lumbar Spondylosis

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  1. Metabolic Encephalopathy, Symptoma
  2. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, Symptoma
  3. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Symptoma
  4. Reye Syndrome, Symptoma
  5. Lumbar Compression Fracture, Symptoma
  6. Ulcerative Colitis, Symptoma