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Hi sir, I hope you remember my brother's case, We

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar

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Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2019 in General Health
Question: Hi sir,

I hope you remember my brother's case, We have consulted nuerologist and he told that it might be an bacterial infection we have done all harmone test and it seems to be normal. He had given augmentin for 1 week and he is feeling better after that. Now the doc advised to take cytosine injection for 3 month, once per month.he told there is no issue and dont want the mucus to regrow, Please advise is it safe , when i searched in internet, i am little confused with the medicine. Your help is highly appreciated
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Is it cytosine or flucytosine?

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Flucytosine is used for treating fungal infection, and it is safe. Just check whether your brother has been prescribed CYTOSINE or FLUCYTOSINE?

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please attach doctor's prescription.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for clarifying.

If possible, please attach the doctor's prescription, so that I can understand better the rationale of starting the medicine and exact medicine/dose, etc.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 3 minutes later
Cytosine. The injection costing 30k each an. I am scared. He s just 27.pls advise if flu cystosine is costing that much. Thnks doc for helping a lot
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 7 minutes later
Doc has not mentioned in prescription. He has given a number and that guy told
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 4 minutes later
What s the cost of flucytosine. We remembered the guy told cytosine and it's 3ok each. Is flucytosine that expensive
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, it is costly

Detailed Answer:
Flucytosine is expensive, however, it is used for treating severe fungal infection, and only in confirmed cases of fungal infection.

Do you have the report where fungal infection was confirmed?

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Usually a biopsy or microbiology examination is needed.

Detailed Answer:
For confirming, a biopsy of the affected tissue is needed. In some cases, such as sputum (in people with lung or throat infection), can be sent for microbiological examination.

Without confirmation, I would not recommend using flucytosine.

The least you can ask his doctor to provide a written prescription, indicating the diagnosis and treatment plan.

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Dry didn't do any test. That also led to doubt. Wat test s required to know fungal infectio
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