Flashcards in Kaplan ID - Hepatitis/Meningitis Deck (10):
What basic lab results can help you differentiate viral from drug-induced hepatitis?
v1r4l -- ALT higher
drug-induced -- AST higher
You can treat chronic Hep B with interferon and _______.
You can treat chronic Hep C with interferon and _______.
When do you need a CT scan prior to LP in meningitis pt?
signs of increased ICP (papilledema) or focal neuro deficits
Empiric therapy for meningitis in most healthy adults?
Vanc, ceftriaxone, & steroids
What needs to be added if you suspect listeria in meningitis?
What are the risk factors for listeria meningitis?
Immunosuppression, HIV, elderly, neonates
Aside from Abx, what is needed for Neisseria meningitis pts?
isolation and ppx treatment for close contacts
What is used for Neisseria ppx in close contacts?
rifampin (or cipro)