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41 yr. old woman with a history of intravenous drug abuse presents with a 1 day history of severe headache and high fever. On physical examination her temperature is 39 C. She has marked nuchal rigidity. A serologic assay for Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen is positive. Which of the following funduscopic examination findings is most likely to be present in this woman?

A Deepening of the optic cup with excavation
B Arteriolar narrowing
C Neovascularization of the optic nerve
D An elevation and swelling of the optic nerve
E Flame-shaped hemorrhages
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I would go with D, I guess there is an elevation of the ICP.
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I would go with D, I guess there is an elevation of the ICP.
yeah me tooo
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Yeah its D meningitis can cause complications such as increased intracranial pressure(communicating/nonobstructive type) because it produces scars at arachnoid granulations so that why we add steroids in therapy to prevent scar formation
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D cos of pappiledema

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