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May 15, 2013

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What happened, and why? Paradoxical reaction? Steroid taper too fast?  Missed another cause of meningitis, e.g. cocci with negative serology early on?  Would you have repeated the LP at this point?  When would you consider a surgical intervention?  How much steroid should we give now? Is there anything else we could have done to prevent this outcome? Hear the discussion on these questions and more!

     
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what biochemical profile was done in such cases ?

     
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Joined 2014-05-30

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In general, in our setting it is routine to get comprehensive metabolic panels on all patients. This would include serum sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarb, BUN, Creatinine, AST, ALT, Alk Phos, T.bilirubin, albumin, total protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphate.  During the acute setting (i.e. hospitalizations), comprehensive metabolic panels or basic metabolic panels (Na, K, Cl, CO2, BUN, Cr) are obtained daily.  A CBC is also obtained on most patients (WBC with differential, hemoglobin,hematocrit, and platelets).

     
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Thank yu Maunak

     
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Joined 2014-05-07

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Are there any known risk factors for marrow suppression/thrombocytopenia caused by anti-tuberculosis drugs?