Cerebrospinal fluid is a transparent fluid that encloses the brain and spinal cord. It provides cushioning effect and prevents injury. It also helps in nutrient delivery and aids in waste removal. Analysis of the CSF helps diagnose infectious diseases of the brain and spinal cord, autoimmune disorders, bleeding disorders in the brain, and brain tumors.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am the father of a 5-year-old daughter. She is a very energetic, lively, talkative, and intelligent girl. Two months back, we noticed she frequently falls while running and having a minor issue with her studies. We consulted a pediatrician, and he suggested some vitamins. However, the ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By inspecting the reports (attachments removed to protect patient's identity), it seems this is a case of SSPE (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis) due to measles, a kind of virus that is slowly growing in the brain causing all these symptoms. Unfortunately, there is n... Read Full »