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I keep hearing this mnemonic mentioned "FAILS" for when to do a CT before LP, does anyone know what it stands for?
 

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Fnd, ams, immunosuppressed, lesions on spine, seizures. I also add coagulopathy, hemodynamic instability and increased icp suspicion (with exception of buldgin fontanelle on baby, which in isolation is fine)
 
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