A Week in Reivew - June 11 - 16th

Monday: Back to Basics - Tickborne Illness

Most people remember a lot about Lyme disease, what about RMSF

Check out this post for some quick hit reminders about Babesiosis and Ehrilichiosis

Tuesday: Advanced Practice - Neurocysterosis

  • CNS infection from the tapeworm Taenia solium
  • Common in developing countries where it is the most common cause of secondary epilepsy
  • Treatment = Antiepileptic monotherapy, antiparasitic agents (praziquantel and albendazole)

Wednesday: What's the Diagnosis?

Thursday: #emconf - US and Infant LPs

Quick review of 2 studies looking at US to locate ideal site in infants (<6months)

These studies shown increase success rate in lumbar punctures with the ultrasound in infants (6 months and younger) when used to identify the safe site (interspace with greatest CSF below conus) and measure the maximum safe depth

Saturday - Board Reivew

Box Car blood vessels and acute vision loss

What's the diagnosis?