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An antibiotic called vancomycin, a glycopeptide is used to treat many bacterial infections. It is advised intravenously to treat complex skin infections, bloodstream infections, endocarditis, bone and joint infections, and meningitis brought on by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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My wife has a severe kidney stone infection and was done emergency nephroureterectomy. How long should she wait for the surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is in the hospital right now. This is the second time we have been here. The first time was two weeks ago. She had a major stone blocking her kidney and a kidney infection. She has a nephroureterectomy catheter installed, and the bag is no longer filling up, and she had a fever las...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, I want you to relax since the emergency treatment to unblock the kidney was done by nephrostomy or nephroureterectomy. Secondly, endoscopic treatment for the stone should never be done with active infection. The stone will be there, and antibiotics treatment should...  Read Full »

My husband got a red rash followed by high-grade fever, increased heart rate, and tightness in his chest after taking Vancomycin for a week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has completed chemotherapy for AML and has been given Vancomycin for infection. He has been given Vancomycin for the past week for infection and after about seven days of Vancomycin he started to get a red rash followed by high-grade fever, increased heart rate, and tig...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely your husband has experienced a hypersensitivity reaction to the Vancomycin. I am glad to hear that most of the symptoms have been cleared. Please send me some pictures of the skin rash in order to be reviewed. Hopefully, there will be no more symptoms. Fo...  Read Full »

My mother had TB meningitis and is now suspected to have tubercular spine. Help.

Query: Respected doctor, My 63 year old mother was diagnosed with tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) 10 months ago when she complained of a severe headache. She has undergone CSF study and the report of the study is attached. She has been taking ATT medicines since then. The list of all the medicines she is tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post which has nicely described the events. Also, I reviewed her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If she has received ATT (antitubercular therapy) for tubercular meningitis 10 months ago, it is highly unlikely that she has ...  Read Full »

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