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Tularemia

Essentials of Diagnosis • Suspected in patients with fever, lymphadenopathy, and skin lesions who have a history of animal exposure (including to wild animals, ticks, or deerflies) or are coming from a high prevalence area or in laboratory personnel who work with Francisella spp. • Blood culture or other biologic specimen cultures on appropriate culture media. • Serum antibody titer = 1:160 or a fourfold increase or decrease in titer. General Considerations Francisella tularensis is the causative agent of tularemia (also called rabbit fever or deerfly fever), an infectious disease that occurs primarily in animals. It may occasionally cause human disease, which most often manifests itself by one or more skin …

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Gram-Positive Aerobic Bacilli

LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES Essentials of Diagnosis • Incriminated foods include unpasteurized milk, soft cheeses, undercooked poultry, and unwashed raw vegetables. • Asymptomatic fecal and vaginal carriage can result in sporadic neonatal disease from transplacental and ascending routes of infection. • Incubation period for foodborne transmission is 21 days. • Organism causes disease especially in neonates, pregnant women, immunocompromised hosts, and elderly. • Organism is grown from blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), meconium, gastric washings, placenta, amniotic fluid, and other infected sites. General Considerations A. Epidemiology. L monocytogenes is found in soil, fertilizer, sewage, and stream water; on plants; and in the intestinal tracts of many mammals. It is a foodborne pathogen that causes …

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Other Bacillus Species

General Considerations Bacillus species other than B anthracis are found in soil, decaying organic matter, and water, but they are rare causes of disease. Risk factors associated with Bacillus infection include the presence of intravascular catheters, intravenous drug use, sickle cell disease, and immunosuppression — particularly corticosteroid use, transplantation, AIDS, and neutropenia secondary to chemotherapy. The hardy growth characteristics of Bacillus spp. cause them to arise as common laboratory contaminants; however, they are also capable of causing severe invasive illness. B cereus and B subtilis are the most frequent Bacillus spp. to cause invasive infection. Pneumonia, meningoencephalitis, endocarditis (native and prosthetic valves), and intravascular catheter infection have been well described. High-grade …

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Anthrax

Essentials of Diagnosis • Contact with infected animals, carcasses, hair, wool, or hides from goats, sheep, cattle, swine, horses, buffalo, or deer. • Incubation period lasting 1-7 days, usually 2-5 days, after exposure. • Painless lesion progressing to papule, to vesicle, to necrosis, and to eschar. • Rapid development of chest pain, dyspnea, and circulatory collapse after brief flulike syndrome. • Direct gram-stained smear and/or cultures of lesions or discharges. • Widened mediastinum on chest radiograph in inhalational disease. General Considerations Anthrax is primarily a disease of herbivores, but humans acquire the disease through contact with infected animals or animal products. A. Epidemiology. Historically, anthrax has been an occupational disease of …

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Poxviruses

Essentials of Diagnosis • Multiple, large, eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions in epithelial cells (H & E stain). • Vesicular or nodular skin lesions. • Exposure by occupation or close personal contact. • High index of suspicion in patients with skin lesions and exposure to sheep, goats, or cows. General Considerations Poxviruses are a large, complex family of viruses that cause disease in humans and other animals (Table 1). Of the many genera in this family, only species of Orthopoxvirus and Molluscipoxvirus are associated specifically with humans. The former contains variola virus (smallpox), which is currently of historical interest only, and the latter molluscum contagiosum virus. Poxviruses in other genera naturally infect animals …

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Generic Name: Ciprofloxacin Information For The User Ciprofloxacin 250mg Film-Coated Tablets Ciprofloxacin 500mg Film-Coated Tablets Ciprofloxacin 750mg Film-Coated Tablets 1. What Are Ciprofloxacin Tablets And What Are They Used For? Ciprofloxacin belongs to a group of medicines known as the quinolone antibacterials, fluoroquinolones. It has high anti-bacterial activity against a wide range of organisms. Ciprofloxacin works by killing bacteria that cause infections, it only works with specific strains of bacteria. Adults: Ciprofloxacin is used to treat the following bacterial infections: respiratory tract infections(Eg. certain types of pneumonia) long lasting or recurring ear or sinus infections urinary tract infections (bladder and kidneys infection) infections of the testicles genital organ infections in women(e.g. …

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Ciprofloxacin: Side Effects See also Fluoroquinolones Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial drug with a wider spectrum of activity than nalidixic acid. Observational studies Antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent inhalational anthrax has been recommended for people potentially exposed to Bacillus anthracis as a result of recent bioterrorist attacks. Of 3428 people taking ciprofloxacin, 666 (19%) reported severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; 484 (14%) reported fainting, light-headedness, or dizziness; 250 (7%) reported heartburn or acid reflux; and 216 (6%) reported rashes, hives, or an itchy skin. Of those taking ciprofloxacin, 287 (8%) stopped taking it, 116 (3%) because of adverse events, 27 (1%) because of fear of possible adverse events, and 28 …

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Ciprofloxacin: Side Effects See also Fluoroquinolones Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibacterial drug with a wider spectrum of activity than nalidixic acid. Observational studies Antimicrobial prophylaxis to prevent inhalational anthrax has been recommended for people potentially exposed to Bacillus anthracis as a result of recent bioterrorist attacks. Of 3428 people taking ciprofloxacin, 666 (19%) reported severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain; 484 (14%) reported fainting, light-headedness, or dizziness; 250 (7%) reported heartburn or acid reflux; and 216 (6%) reported rashes, hives, or an itchy skin. Of those taking ciprofloxacin, 287 (8%) stopped taking it, 116 (3%) because of adverse events, 27 (1%) because of fear of possible adverse events, and 28 …

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Central Nervous System Infections

Definition Central nervous system infections include a wide variety of clinical conditions and etiologies: meningitis, meningoencephalitis, encephalitis, brain and meningeal abscesses, and shunt infections. The focus of this chapter is meningitis. Pathophysiology Infections are the result of hematogenous spread from a primary infection site, seeding from a parameningeal focus, reactivation from a latent site, trauma, or congenital defects in the central nervous system. central nervous system infections may be caused by a variety of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. The most common causes of bacterial meningitis include Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitides, Listeria monocytogenes, and Haemophilus influenzae. The critical first step in the acquisition of acute bacterial meningitis is nasopharyngeal colonization of …

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Amantadine Hydrochloride: Uses Amantadine hydrochloride is used for symptomatic treatment and for prophylaxis of signs and symptoms of infection caused by various human and animal or avian strains of influenza A virus. While chemoprophylaxis with the drug should not be considered a substitute for annual vaccination with influenza virus vaccine, antiviral agents are critical adjuncts to influenza vaccine for the control and prevention of influenza. • Influenza Virus Infection, Treatment When amantadine has been used in otherwise healthy adults and children for symptomatic treatment of uncomplicated influenza caused by susceptible influenza A virus and administered within 24-48 hours after the onset of symptoms, the drug has decreased viral shedding and reduced …

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