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A 40-year-old female presents to the emergency department critically ill. She is 1 day postoperative from a rhinoplasty. In the emergency department, her blood pressure is 90/60 mm Hg, heart rate is 120 beats per minute, respiration is 20 breaths/min, and the temperature is 38.3 C (101 F). On examination, the patient is in significant distress and has a nasal packing in place. Her laboratory evaluation reveals a leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. What is the most appropriate next step in the management of this patient?



A. Remove nasal packing and IV vancomycin
B. Remove nasal packing and IV ciprofloxacin
C. IV vancomycin only
D. IV ciprofloxacin only
Asked by Nicholas, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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Answered Sep 08, 2016

Remove nasal packing and iv vancomycin -staphylococcal tss was first reported in 1978; by 1990, more than 3,300 cases had been reported in the united states, 90% of which occurred during...Read More
 

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