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Flashcards in Kaplan ID - Hepatitis/Meningitis Deck (10):
1

What basic lab results can help you differentiate viral from drug-induced hepatitis?

v1r4l -- ALT higher
drug-induced -- AST higher

2

You can treat chronic Hep B with interferon and _______.

Ribavirin

3

You can treat chronic Hep C with interferon and _______.

Lamivudine

4

When do you need a CT scan prior to LP in meningitis pt?

signs of increased ICP (papilledema) or focal neuro deficits

5

Empiric therapy for meningitis in most healthy adults?

Vanc, ceftriaxone, & steroids

6

What needs to be added if you suspect listeria in meningitis?

ampicillin

7

What are the risk factors for listeria meningitis?

Immunosuppression, HIV, elderly, neonates

8

Aside from Abx, what is needed for Neisseria meningitis pts?

isolation and ppx treatment for close contacts

9

What is used for Neisseria ppx in close contacts?

rifampin (or cipro)

10

What is the most common complication of untreated meningitis?

CN VIII palsy