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Borrelia & Leptospira Species

Contents BORRELIA SPECIESRELAPSING FEVEREssentials of DiagnosisGeneral ConsiderationsClinical FindingsDifferential DiagnosesTreatmentPrognosisPreventionLyme DiseaseLEPTOSPIRA SPECIESGeneral ConsiderationsClinical FindingsDifferential DiagnosesComplicationsTreatmentPrognosisPreventionTable 1. Summary of relapsing fever syndromes1Table 2. Clinical stages of Lyme disease in children and adultsTable 3. Differential diagnosis of Lyme disease1BOX 1. Relapsing Fever in Children and Adults1BOX 2. Treatment of Relapsing Fever in Children and Adults1,2BOX 3. Control of relapsing fever1BOX 4. Systems Affected in Lyme Disease (in Children and Adults)1BOX 5. Treatment of Lyme Disease in Children and AdultsBOX 6. Control of Lyme diseaseBOX 7. Leptospirosis in Children and AdultsBOX 8. Treatment of Leptospirosis in Children and AdultsBOX 9. Control of leptospirosis Buy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTC BORRELIA …

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Lyme Disease

ContentsGeneral ConsiderationsClinical FindingsDifferential DiagnosisTreatmentPrognosisProphylaxisBuy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTCEssentials of Diagnosis • Most common in the northeastern, upper midwestern, and western parts of the United States. • Borrelia burgdorferi is the longest (20-30 um) and narrowest (0.2-0.3 um) spirochete member of the Borrelia genus and has the fewest flagella (7-11). • Erythema migrans (EM) is a red expanding lesion with central clearing that is commonly seen during the early stage of Lyme disease. • The most common systems affected are the skin (EM), the joints (arthritis), the CNS (facial palsy), and the heart (conduction defects). • Serology is not standardized; it is insensitive in …

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Treponema Pallidum

ContentsEssentials of DiagnosisGeneral ConsiderationsPrimary SyphilisSecondary SyphilisLATENT SYPHILISClinical FindingsLate SyphilisCONGENITAL SYPHILISClinical FindingsDiagnosisTreatmentSyphilis & PregnancySyphilis & HIVPrevention & ControlBOX 1. Acquired Syphilis in AdultsBOX 2. Syphilis in ChildrenBOX 3. Treatment of Acquired Syphilis in Adults1BOX 4. Treatment of Acquired Syphilis in Children1BOX 5. Treatment of Congenital Syphilis is Children1BOX 6. Control of SyphilisBuy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTCEssentials of Diagnosis • Spiral, motile, coil-shaped, elongated (0.10 um × 5-20 um) spirochete. • No reliable method for sustained in vitro cultivation. • Direct detection with darkfield microscopy or immunofluorescent antibody in early syphilis. • Nontreponemal antibody tests (rapid plasma reagin, Venereal Disease Research Laboratory [VDRL]) for screening, …

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Actinomycetes

ContentsNocardiaActinomycesOTHER ACTINOMYCETESBOX 1. Nocardiosis in Adults and ChildrenBOX 2. Treatment of NocardiosisBOX 3. Actinomycosis in Adults and Children BOX 4. Treatment of ActinomycosisBuy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTCActinomycetes are variably acid-fast, gram-positive bacilli that are sometimes filamentous and branched. Originally thought to be fungi due to their hyphae-like appearance, they are now recognized as bacteria based on their cell wall components, reproduction by fission without sporulation or budding, inhibition by antibacterial agents, and molecular phylogenetic analysis. The actinomycete chromosomes contain a high content of guanosine and cytosine. The actinomycetes include the genera Mycobacterium and Corynebacterium, which are discussed in site and site, respectively. The actinomycetes …

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Actinomyces

ContentsEssentials of DiagnosisGeneral ConsiderationsDiagnosisDifferential DiagnosisTreatmentPrevention & ControlBuy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTCEssentials of Diagnosis • “Sulfur granules” in specimens and sinus tract drainage: hard, irregularly shaped, yellow particles measuring from 1 to 5 mm in size • Gram-positive branching filaments arranged in ray-like projections under the microscope • Colonies with characteristic “molar tooth” appearance • Production of extensive fibrosis with “woody” induration • No specific antibody or antigen detection tests General Considerations A. Epidemiology. The Actinomyces species are facultative anaerobes that commonly inhabit the oral cavity, the gastrointestinal tract, and the female genital tract, where they exist as commensals. Diversity within this genus is …

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Important Anaerobes

ContentsEssentials of DiagnosisGeneral ConsiderationsMicrobial Factors: Iatrogenic Factors:Important Anaerobes: Clinical SyndromesToxin-Mediated InfectionsTable 1. Important anaerobic bacteria.Table 2. Tetanus immunization.BOX 1. Infections Frequently Associated with Anaerobic BacteriBOX 2. Treatment of Infections Caused by Anaerobes1BOX 3. Prevention and Control of Anaerobic InfectionsBuy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTCEssentials of Diagnosis • Foul odor of draining purulence. • Presence of gas in tissues. • No organism growth on aerobic culture media. • Infection localized in the proximity of mucosal surface. • Presence of septic thrombophlebitis. • Tissue necrosis and abscess formation. • Association with malignancies (especially intestinal). • Mixed organism morphologies on Gram stain. General Considerations A. Epidemiology and Ecology. …

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Toxin-Mediated Infections

ContentsClinical FindingsDiagnosisTreatmentClinical FindingsTreatmentClinical FindingsTreatmentDiagnosis of Anaerobic Bacterial InfectionsTreatment of Anaerobic Bacterial InfectionsPreventionBuy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTC1. TETANUS Tetanus is a disease of global incidence produced by the toxin of Clostridium tetani. The risk of acquiring it increases in people > 60 years of age and in neonates, especially in Third World countries where poor sanitary conditions predispose to umbilical stump contamination. Immunization campaigns have played a crucial role in bringing about the observed decreasing incidence in the United States. The pathogenesis of tetanus involves the absorption of preformed toxin, or, less commonly, invasion of toxin-producing organisms from contaminated wounds; it may complicate surgical …

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Neisseria Meningitidis

Essentials of Diagnosis • Transmission in crowded or closed populations. • Meningitis most common, but bacteremia, pneumonia, and other syndromes can occur in absence of meningitis. • Disease often associated with petecchial or purpuric rash, which may involve palms and soles. • Neutrophil-predominant cell profile in CSF, with low-glucose and high-protein concentrations. • Gram-negative diplococci inside …

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Gram-Positive Aerobic Bacilli

ContentsLISTERIA MONOCYTOGENESEssentials of DiagnosisGeneral ConsiderationsClinical Findings (Box 1)DiagnosisTreatmentPrognosisPreventionAnthraxOther Bacillus SpeciesDiphtheriaCORYNEBACTERIUM JEIKEIUMOTHER CORYNEBACTERIUM SPECIESERYSIPELOTHRIX RHUSIOPATHIAEGeneral ConsiderationsClinical FindingsDiagnosisTreatmentBOX 1. Listeriosis in Children and AdultsBOX 2. Treatment of ListeriosisBOX 3. Control of ListeriosisBOX 4. Anthrax Syndromes in Children and AdultsBOX 5. Treatment of AnthraxBOX 6. Control of AnthraxBOX 7. Diphtheria Syndromes in Children and AdultsBOX 8. Treatment of DiphtheriaBOX 9. Control of DiphtheriaBuy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTCLISTERIA 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 …

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Anthrax

ContentsEssentials of DiagnosisGeneral ConsiderationsClinical FindingsDiagnosisTreatment (Box 5)PreventionBuy Most Popular Antibiotic, Antifungal, Antiparasitic, Antiviral Drugs Online no RX & OTCEssentials 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 …

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