Intern report 5/12: low CSF glucose, lymphocytic pleocytosis, and chronic meningitis!

 

Short ddx for low CSF glucose (CSF:serum < 40%)

  • Bacterial
  • TB
  • Fungal
  • Carcinoma/lymphoma
  • Sarcoid

 

Awesome slide from Jen Babik on ddx for lymphocytic pleocytosis:

lymphocytic pleo.png

Chronic meningitis

  • Definition: inflammatory CSF profile that persists for at least 1 month
  • Short ddx from Jen:

 

Evernote: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s34/sh/537981db-7c3e-4fd8-a609-89d111f690ea/6dc161ddaec5b0bc8fab1979d778ef91

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