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Title: Radionuclide studies in coccidioidal meningitis

Abstract

Although the uniformly fatal outcome in untreated meningitis due to Coccidioides immitis has been modified by amphotericin B, use of this drug presents a challenge to therapists striving to maximize its effectiveness and minimize its not inconsiderable toxicity. Many of the complications of intraventricular therapy, using an Ommaya reservoir, were encountered in a patient with coccidioidal meningitis, and this experience is reported to reemphasize the usefulness of radionuclide studies in guiding therapy and assessing the progress of the disease. The examples presented may be of interest to those faced with the difficult task of treating this still dangerous infection.

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OSTI Identifier:
5248371
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OSTI ID: 5248371
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: West. J. Med.; (United States); Journal Volume: 125:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BRAIN; SCINTISCANNING; MALFORMATIONS; DIAGNOSIS; TECHNETIUM 99; YTTERBIUM 169; CHILDREN; INFECTIOUS DISEASES; PATIENTS; ANIMALS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; EVEN-ODD NUCLEI; HOURS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MAMMALS; MAN; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NERVOUS SYSTEM; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; PRIMATES; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; RARE EARTH ISOTOPES; RARE EARTH NUCLEI; TECHNETIUM ISOTOPES; VERTEBRATES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; YTTERBIUM ISOTOPES 550601* -- Medicine-- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics

Citation Formats

Corbus, H.F., Lippert, R.G., and Radding, J. Radionuclide studies in coccidioidal meningitis. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Corbus, H.F., Lippert, R.G., & Radding, J. Radionuclide studies in coccidioidal meningitis. United States.
Corbus, H.F., Lippert, R.G., and Radding, J. Fri . "Radionuclide studies in coccidioidal meningitis". United States.
@article{osti_5248371,
title = {Radionuclide studies in coccidioidal meningitis},
author = {Corbus, H.F. and Lippert, R.G. and Radding, J.},
abstractNote = {Although the uniformly fatal outcome in untreated meningitis due to Coccidioides immitis has been modified by amphotericin B, use of this drug presents a challenge to therapists striving to maximize its effectiveness and minimize its not inconsiderable toxicity. Many of the complications of intraventricular therapy, using an Ommaya reservoir, were encountered in a patient with coccidioidal meningitis, and this experience is reported to reemphasize the usefulness of radionuclide studies in guiding therapy and assessing the progress of the disease. The examples presented may be of interest to those faced with the difficult task of treating this still dangerous infection.},
doi = {},
journal = {West. J. Med.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 125:4,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1976},
month = {Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 1976}
}