Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak - Beta-2 Transferrin

A cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak occurs when CSF leaks into nasal, oral, or ear cavities, or when leakage from a dermal sinus drains from these cavities. CSF leaks may be the result of trauma, intracranial surgical procedures, infection, hydrocephalus, congenital malformations, or neoplasms. The most severe consequence of a CSF leak is the development of meningitis caused by microorganism contamination.

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Last Update: March 2018