Septicemia

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Brief Medical History

Patient aged 67 years, came to AyurVAID with the following complaints

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Swelling in feet
  • Lethargy
  • Reddish urination

Integrated Summary

Patient was diagnosed with liver abscess and septicemia with uncontrolled fever since 15 days. Her complaints are not under control even with antibiotics, antipyretics and anti-fungal medications. So she took discharge against Medical advice and approached our hospital. She was under anti-diabetic (Insulin & Oral anti DM) & anti hypertensive medication.

Allopathy Ayurveda

GC: Poor P+ E++ N0 C0 I0 L0

Prakriti: Pitta Kapha

GENERAL FINDINGS:
• BP- 160/100 mm of hg
• Pulse: 72 beats /min
• Temperature 1000 F
• Appetite: Poor
• Micturition Reddish (increased frequency)
• Bowels: Constipated
• Sleep: disturbed

DIAGNOSIS:
• Jwara
• Yakritroga,
• Janushoola

CLINICAL EXAMINATION:
PA: Soft, hepatomegaly
CNS: NAD      CVS: S1, S2 heard      RS: NVBS
• Foot Examination
• Oedema in right foot 24.5 cm (Pitting)
• Oedema in left foot 25 cm (Pitting)
• Knee joint examination
• Tenderness ++(Bilateral)
• Swelling- present
• Rom- Restricted in flexion
• Gait- With Support

Internal medications
1. RasnadiKashayam 3 tsp+9 tsp water twice daily on empty stomach(6.30 am,6.30 pm)
2. Vasaguluchyadikashayam 3tsp+9 tsp water twice daily before food(11.30 am,7.30 pm)
3. Nishamalakichoornam 1 tsp with hot water
4. Yogarajaguggulu 1-1-1 after food
5. KalyanakaGhirta- 1tsf at bed time
6. Liv 52-1-0-1 after food

LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS:

CT thorax: Bilateral basal pleural effusion
Cardiomegaly with evolving hepatic abscess in left lobe
TSH 7.81mc IU/mL
RBS 281 mg/dL
Sputum c/s- candida albicans grown
USG- Mild cystitis
Widal Test-Positive

External medications

1. Balashwagandhadi +Murivenna for external application 1 hr before bath
2. Recopain for local application at bedtime

Outcome

Date Temperature Blood sugar (FBS-mg/dl) Blood sugar (PPBS-mg/dl) Blood pressure (mmHg)
22/08/14 (Admission)
1000F
181 (RBS) (with T.Glynase)
-
160/100 (with T.Losar)
23/08/14
990F
161
241
160/90
26/08/14
96.30F
156
171
130/80
30/08/14
960F
147
194
130/90
2/09/14 (Discharge)
960F
190(without medication)
246(without medication)
130/90 (without medication)

Conclusion

Ayurveda offers effective management for acute infections like septicemia.

* Outcomes may vary from person to person

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