AN AVOIDABLE DEATH OF MENINGOENCEPHALITIS CHILD PATIENT
Shahzadi Komal, Faiza Akhtar
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan
Keywords: Meningoencephalitis, Hydrocephalus, bacterial meningitis, dexamethasone, vancomycin, ceftriaxone, ambu bag,Ventilator
The case study has been designed for a pediatric patient who passed away because of poor clinical and pharmaceutical care. The child belonged to Sahiwal and was suffering from meningoencephalitis that was not diagnosed appropriately by physicians in time. When the disease was diagnosed,the patient was in deeplycomatosedstate andwasgiven supportive treatment of dopamine and dobutamine along with antibiotics but due to delay in diagnosis the patient could not survive.Encephalitis isa neurological dysfunction caused by the inflammation of brain parenchyma. The poverty in our country is the major cause of many deaths in hospitals. Due to lack of proper treatment and unavailability of required resources for proper treatment the patient passed away.
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