The symptoms associated with an infection caused by C.diff are the result of gastroenteritis which is “a very common health problem worldwide that causes diarrhea and/or vomiting as a result of INFLAMMATION of the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestinal tract. It affects mainly the small bowel and can be caused by either viral or bacterial INFECTION” (Ignatavicius and Workman, 2016, p.1127). One of the largest barriers to treatment of a C.diff infection is the resistance to antibiotics. The CDC (2016) says “C.difficile caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year. An estimated 15,000 deaths are directly attributable to C.difficile infections” (clostridium difficile section, para.
If the Impetigo is left untreated it has the potential to worsen and develop into: ecthyma, black scabs around ulcers; glomerulonephritis, a kidney disease; osteomyelitis, a bone infection;sepsis, a systemic infection; scarlet fever; streptococcal disease or pneumonia (Carson De-Witt, Scholten). The long list of complications is part of the reason antibiotics are often used to treat the bacterial infection known as Impetigo instead of letting it clear up on its
The condition appears to run in familes and is known as an autoimmune disease because it is believe the bodies own antibodies attack allergens breathed in by the lungs triggering the symptoms. Emphysema is a condition that is divided into two types. The first is surgical emphysema where by air escapes from leaks in the lungs and oesophagus. Air builds up in the bodies tissues. The second is
The substance responsible for the unpleasant smell is trimethylamine (TMA). TMA is normally formed in the intestine by bacterial action on choline or trimethylamine- Oxide. TMA passively diffuses across cell membranes and enters the hepatic circulation where it is oxidizes by Flavin monooxygenase 3 (FMO3) into the odorless Trimethylamine-oxide (TMAO). The disorder is most commonly caused by an inherited deficiency in FMO3, the vital enzyme for the metabolism of trimethylamine . When TMA is not processed properly it can build up in the body.
These regions of the skin that are often scratched turn out to be thick and weathered in appearance, and the patches can be red and darker than whatever is left of the skin. Constant scratching can prompt perpetual changes in skin shading. See a doctor if encountering exceptional tingle and/or there are perceptible changes in the skin. Our skin is the boundary to the outside world, is to some degree waterproof, and keeps our inner organs and frameworks safe from the components and from microorganisms attacking our bodies. Atopic dermatitis patients have impeded hindrance capacity.
Ok, I will give the name it is most commonly associated with, flesh eating bacteria syndrome. This name is, in fact, an inappropriate name for the infection, since the bacteria does not actually “eat” the tissue, it destroys it by releasing toxins. The bacterias that most commonly causes this disease are group A streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes), Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridium perfringens. These bacterias come in through the skin and infect surrounding tissue. People who are immunocompromised, such as cancer and diabetes sufferers, have greater risks of getting flesh eating bacteria.
Introduction Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes the skin to be hypersensitive to the ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. Due to the leakage of the required enzymes and proteins in the body cells to repair the damage of the deoxyribonucleic
A gluten allergy can result in Coeliac disease which is a condition of the small intestine. Gluten is found in rye, barley, and wheat and it reacts with the small bowel causing the immune system to attack the bowels lining. Sometimes it?s subtle while other times you know that you have a problem. When it is not treated it can lead to anemia, diseases of the bone, and even some types of cancer. Of course the best treatment for a gluten allergy is to avoid foods with gluten.
pertussis are very common to the symptoms of a cold and the flu like sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, runny nose, mild fever, and cough, so people can get confused thinking it is just a cold until the symptoms become more intense (Konkel.) After one or two weeks the symptoms become more severe. Extreme fatigue occurs. Coughing may be intense, rapid, repeated to the point when the person has to make a greater effort to breathe. In infants can occur apnea, pause in the rhythm of his breath.
A handful of the clues that give it away are mouth sores, very sensitive teeth, cracked lips, dry mouth and extremely tender saliva glands. Another consequence specific to bulimia is foul-smelling breath. This is because vomited food sticks in the mouth attracting bad-smelling bacteria. There are ways to mitigate the dental health consequences of eating disorders. Those with bulimia should hold off on brushing just after vomiting.
It 's like putting together puzzle pieces with each part required to show the final picture. Because the tissues in the brain and spine are bathed in special fluid,a lumbar puncture procedure is used to extract fluid from the spinal area. This test looks for higher amounts of the presence of certain proteins that allow the immune system to stage attacks on itself. This may be a vital test. Eliminating Other Disease With A Blood Test While testing the blood alone does not bring a positive answer for this health problem, it does rule out other diseases that may produce similar symptoms, such as; cancer vitamin and mineral difiencies lupus erythematosis other infections rare hereditary disorders Measuring Brain
Patients normally have extremely low blood pressure which results in confusion. (Braumen, 2012, p. 569) Gas gangrene causes intense pain, swelling around the injury, fever with pail skin that will turn gray and end up being dark purple and red. A foul smelling drainage will come from the tissues along with crepitation, the crackly sound documented earlier, and tachycardia. (Braumen, 2012, p. 563) I am diagnosing the patient with Gas gangrene due to the ability for the C. perfringens to have been introduced to the man’s dead tissue from his hip replacement surgery 3 years ago, along with the gas found in his leg most likely causing the
Clostridia difficule (C. diff) is a problematic microbe because its has two key virulence factors, toxin A and toxin B. Toxin A is an enterotoxin, which can cause copious water, potassium, and bicarbonate losses. On the other hand, toxin B is a cytotoxin, which can cause damage to the cells. These toxins can be both asymptomatic or cause pseudomembranous colitis in an individual. C. diff is also an anaerobe gram-positive bacterium, which means that it can thrive in environments without oxygen. This is a dangerous factor for humans and animals.
Amyloidosis occurs mostly in people whose myeloma has the light chain components of immunoglobulins to form a sticky protein called amyloid, impairs the function of whichever organ it is in. The kidney damage due to myeloma is fatigue, nausea, vomiting there also could be no signs and could cause foamy urine. Hyperviscostly syndrome can cause bruising from the mouth, nose, headaches, confusion, sleepiness, and problems with feeling their limbs. A bone marrow sample is taken to see what stage you can be treated
This can cause depression. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a disorder that is both mentally and physically challenging. Duchenne Syndrome is caused by the mutation of a gene on the X-chromosome. A muscle protein, dystrophin, is affected by this mutation. The damaged gene cannot make enough dystrophin to work right, so it will result in DMD.