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Evaluation of Bloody CSF

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) normally does not contain blood. The presence of blood in the CSF indicates either (1) traumatic specimen collection, (2) recent hemorrhage, typically subarachnoid, or (3) more remote hemorrhage. Examination of the specimen during collection can sometimes help identify which process is most likely.

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