Brain samples from autistic people show signs of ongoing inflammation; their blood and cerebro-spinal fluid
often shows higher levels of molecules that contribute to an inflammatory response; and they have more antibodies that target the brain and altered immune cells, according to the paper.
Sited below the tentorium, childhood brain tumours can often obstruct the flow of cerebro-spinal fluid
, causing hydrocephalus and leading to more general symptoms; therefore it is not usually the presence of the tumour itself that leads to the symptoms.
Dr James Dear from the University of Edinburgh, who is leading the research team, said "We are searching for a marker in cerebro-spinal fluid
that could be used to diagnose Alzheimer's.
Their topics include the role of neuro-imaging, cerebro-spinal fluid
biomarkers, inflammation related factors, and the role of oxidative stress and vaso-active substances on the pathophysiology.
Q What is the recommendation for performing bacterial antigen testing on a cerebro-spinal fluid
(CSF) specimen that is clear and colorless?
Automated turbidimetric benzalkonium chloride method for measurement of protein in urine and cerebro-spinal fluid