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Image of the Week: Yellow cerebral spinal fluid

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This yellow spinal fluid (CSF) was drawn from a patient, aged 26 years, who was diagnosed with HIV.

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The patient was diagnosed with status epilepticus (SE), a common, life-threatening neurological disorder. SE can be defined as an acute, prolonged epileptic crisis.Signs and symptoms of SE include focal or unilateral numbness or paresthesias, focal visual changes and colorful hallucinations.To...

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The patient was diagnosed with status epilepticus (SE), a common, life-threatening neurological disorder. SE can be defined as an acute, prolonged epileptic crisis.

Signs and symptoms of SE include focal or unilateral numbness or paresthesias, focal visual changes and colorful hallucinations.

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