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Meningitis: Goljan vs. FA

Discussion in 'Step I' started by dr.weiner, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. dr.weiner

    dr.weiner 10+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Who wins this battle of USMLE heavyweights?

    Most common causes of meningitis...

    1 mo. - 18 yrs: n. meningitidis
    > 18 yrs: strep pneumo

    6 mo. - 6 yrs: Strep pneumo
    6 yrs - 60 yrs: N. meningitidis
    60+ yrs: strep pneumo

    Who's right?
    Goljan is Jesus himself, but Bhushan, Le, and Chandwani are the three Magi from the Orient that bestowed gifts to the infant messiah. I dont know what to believe.
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  3. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才 Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2003
    Dude, you're not going to make a diagnosis based on demographics alone in real life, nor will you do so on this exam.

    "Sir, you turned 61 last month, so I'm not going to give you any of this ceftriaxone..."
  4. dr.weiner

    dr.weiner 10+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Thanks. Makes sense.

    I used to be cool 3 months ago, I swear.
  5. Medikit

    Medikit Plastic Bag Middle Class Physician 10+ Year Member

    May 21, 2004
    As I go through stuff I keep asking myself how they would test on it. I think it helps to avoid spending time on the details that aren't worth hammering.

    Thank you for this :)
  6. domer621

    domer621 MS4 5+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    Goljan's agrees with Cecil's... which would you trust? :)

    Sorry, I just can't stand discrepancies.

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