> If you
> do routine CT's before LP's, sooner or later your going to have a bad outcome because of
> the delay in diagnosis and treatment. The same attorney who sues me for failing to
> perform a pre-LP CT will sue you for doing one and delaying Dx/Tx!
I admit I do not do CTs routinely before LPs, but in either case, delaying
treatment of a potential meningitis in order to get a CT is not defensible. I
will often start Antibiotics before I even do the LP.
Ron Brace, MD
DEM, Womack AMC
Ft. Bragg, NC
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