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Analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid revealed an elevated protein level , low glucose concentration , and neutrophilic pleocytosis . Gram’s staining was adverse for organisms. The patient was started on therapy with vancomycin, ceftriaxone, ampicillin, and glucocorticoids and was admitted to the hospital. Routine bacterial cultures of the bloodstream and cerebrospinal liquid were unfavorable, and the glucocorticoids had been halted. The patient’s symptoms improved with antimicrobial therapy, in addition to analgesia with nonsteroidal and opiate antiinflammatory drugs.The meeting will operate from June 4-8, 2010 and researchers from the NYU Cancer Institute will be available to discuss various topics including improved ways to diagnose melanoma in lymphatic vessels, genetic variations in melanoma subtypes and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders that are a potential severe complication after organ or bone marrow transplant. Laura Hogan, MD, pediatric hematology and oncology fellow at the NYU Malignancy Institute will have the Brigid Leventhal Merit Award at ASCO for her outstanding work in pediatric oncology analysis. Dr. Hogan may be the fellow with the highest rank pediatric abstract at the 2010 Annual Interacting with entitled, High Throughput Transcriptome Sequencing of Pediatric Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia .

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