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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU HAVE PROTEIN IN YOU SPINAL FLUID

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOU HAVE PROTEIN IN YOU SPINAL FLUID AND A VERY HIGH WHITE CELL COUNT?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr S.A.Alam replied 7 years ago.
Hi,
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This means that there is some infection,

I can clarify if you can tell me how much protein was raised,

How high was white cell count,

what were the differential white cell count,

what was the glucose level in the spinal fliud and in the serum at the same time.

With only information you gave me i can only say it is infection(meningitis).

Hope answer was helpful.
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