Question of the Week

Question :
Posted On : 03 Dec 2023
Can we do a CSF examination in children suspected of having fever with convulsion due to encephalitis, or meningitis if the facility of fundus examination is not available?
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Expert Answer :
Yes. If the patient is conscious and has no focal deficit, it should be ok to go for LP. If either feature is affected, a CT scan to rule out a mass effect from any lesion is desirable
Answer Discussion :
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Liton Zaman
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We should not do unless we can exclude raised ICP
6 months ago
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Mehul Moradiya
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if no sign of raised ICT then can do guarded CSF
6 months ago
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Chandra Bhagat
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yes CT is not needed
6 months ago
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Mamdouh AbdElRahman
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yes after CT
6 months ago
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Mohd Waseem
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after CT head best option
6 months ago




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