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Viral and Aseptic Meningitis

Viral meningitis is one component of a syndrome known as aseptic meningitis. The aseptic meningitis syndrome is now usually defined as meningitis with normal CSF glucose levels, normal or elevated protein levels, and elevated cell count with a majority of the cells being lymphocytes. A less common definition is nonbacterial meningitis; a definition no longer […]

Cerebrospinal Fluid Examination and Neurologic Disorders

Pressure Reference values for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure are 100-200 mm H2O. Elevations are due to increased intracranial pressure. The two most common causes of elevated CSF pressure are meningitis and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Brain tumor and brain abscess will cause increased intracranial pressure in most cases but only after a variable period of days or […]

Viral Diseases

Viral upper respiratory tract diseases Respiratory disease may take several forms, and the predominant etiologies are different in different age groups. Incidence statistics also vary depending on the geographic area and the population selected. Of the known viruses, rhinoviruses are predominantly associated with acute upper respiratory tract disease (including the common cold) in adults, whereas […]