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Elevated CSF White Cell Count

 
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Overview

    • Causes of Elevated CSF White Cell Count

    • Bacterial - >100 x 10⁶
    • Viral -  10-1000 x 10⁶
    • Fungal - 10-500 x 10⁶
    • Tubercular meningitis - 50-500 x 10⁶
    • Traumatic collection - WBC:RBC ratio 1:1000
    • Subarachnoid haemorrhage - WBC:RBC ratio 1:1000
    • Interpretation

    • Monocyte predominance - suggestive of viral meninigits
    • Polymorphonuclear predominance (>80%) - suggestive of bacterial meningitis
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