IRVING L. APPLEBAUM; JOEL SHRAGER; WILLIAM PAFF
The increase of cells in the cerebrospinal fluid may be either in the number of mononuclear lymphocytes or polymorphonuclear leukocytes and is invariably an indication of a pathological process. The predominant finding of polymorphonuclear elements points to a suppurative lesion and the scope of differential diagnosis is relatively limited. However, lymphocytosis presents a wider range of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.
During an 18 month period (1942-1943) there were 72 cases of lymphocytosis in the cerebrospinal fluid caused by a variety of etiological agents.
Table 1 is a résumé of the number and types of factors. The two most commonly encountered
APPLEBAUM IL, SHRAGER J, PAFF W. LYMPHOCYTOSIS IN THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID(LYMPHOCYTOSIS IN THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID*). Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:170–176. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-2-170
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