Meningitis: It may be define as inflammation of the leptomeninges covering the brain and spinal cord.

CSF finding of meningitis:


Normal        Bacterial Viral Tubercular
(1)Pressure 50-250 mm of water Increased Normal Normal/Increased
(2)Colour Clear Cloudy Clear Clear/Cloudy
(3)White cell count(X106/L) 0-4 1000-5000 Polymorphs 10-2000 lymphocytes 50-5000 lymphocytes
(4)Glucose >60%blood level Decreased Normal Decreased
(5)Protein <o.45g/l Increased Normal Increased
(6)Microbiology Sterile Organisms on gram Stain. Sterile/virus detected Ziehl-nilson s

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