Emergency LP in a patient receiving dabigatran after antagonization with idarucizumab.

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Abstract

Idarucizumab is an antibody fragment which is used to reverse the anticoagulant effects of dabigatran. We report on the first successful use of idarucizumab before performing an emergency lumbar puncture in a patient on effective anticoagulation with dabigatran thought to have infective cerebral disease (such as temporal encephalitis).

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