The most common cause is Group A streptococcal organism. It is a bacterial infection. Patient with bacterial pharyngitis presents with complaints of moderate to high fever, sore throat, dysphagia, malaise, headache, swollen lymph nodes, nausea, and vomiting. Patients with bacterial pharyngitis often do not have cough or nasal symptoms. A culture of the tonsils and pharynx can be performed to check for this organism.
In adults, this primary infection is more severe and in immunocompromised patients, it can be followed by complications such as, high fever, pneumonia, encephalitis and hepatitis (Gershon et al., 2013). During this primary infection, the virus can be
This bacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, can have a big effect to those who have cancer, since they have a low immune system. Like any other bacteria, this infection does not only have specific symptoms, but multiple regarding the place it comes in contact with. When it is in contact with a wound green, covered pus can be noticeable. This can have a severely impact to the person causing pneumonia. Overall, researchers have found similar effects to other places it comes in contact with, some being fever, nausea, and fatigue.
However , pneumonia can be treated at home in most cases by : • Drinking lots of fluids • Tons of rest • Cough medicines shouldn’t be taken without prior consultation • Fever is to be controlled with apririn In cases of severe pneumonia , antibiotics and fluids may be injected into the veins. 1.10 Complications The possible complications following pneumonia could be : • Acute respiratory distress syndrome • Pleural effusion • Lung abscesses • Respiratory failure • Sespis (leading to organ failure) 1.11 Transmission Pneumonia can be transmitted in a number of ways. The viruses present in a childs nose , can cause inf ection in the lungs if inhaled.It can also be spread through air borne droplets. Most children can resist this infection due to their immune system. However , a childs immune system may be compromised due to malnourishment and hence are at a higher risk of acquiring the infection.
Pneumonia and breathing rate Definition: Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of lungs which affects microscopic air sac known as alveoli. History: Pneumonia has been a common disease throughout the world..The word pneumonia is from Greek word (pneumon) which means lung.The symptoms of pneumonia were described by Hippocratesc.460 BC -370BC)Peripneumonia and pleuritic affections, are thus observed: If the symptoms such as fever be acute, and if there be pains on either side occur, or in both, and if expiration occur or if cough ais be present, and the sputa expectorated be of a blond or livid color,or likewise thin, frothy, and florid, or having
Interestingly, since pancreatitis developed after patient tested positive for salmonella bacteremia, it seems the likely cause of pancreatitis. CONCLUSION Although a rare complication, patients being treated for salmonella bacteremia should be monitored for acute pancreatitis, especially when alcohol consumption is reported in past history. Simple providers’ mindfulness, an inexpensive test and supportive treatment may decrease morbidity and mortality in patients with Salmonella associated
This is the type that usually causes cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth, though it can be spread to your genital area during oral sex. Recurrences are much less frequent than they are with HSV-2 infection. HSV-2. This is the type that commonly causes genital herpes. The virus spreads through sexual contact and skin-to-skin contact.
Conjunctivitis medicamentosa: Also known as toxicogenic conjunctivitis is caused by medicine or toxin instilled into the conjunctival sac. Causes and transmission The cause of allergic conjunctivitis is an allergic reaction of the body's immune system to an allergen. Allergic conjunctivitis is common in people who have other signs of allergic disease such as hay fever, asthma and eczema. Organisms like Staphylococcus aureus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Chlamydia sp. Candida albicans and parasites (Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale) are the main causative agent of Phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis.
This blocking is a result from spasm (contraction) of the bronchial muscles, swelling of the mucous membranes that line these muscles, and production of phlegm. This causes the narrowing of the lung airways results. Allergic bronchial asthma is the most common kind of Asthma that is caused by a specific allergic reaction. In most cases, the allergy is caused by ordinary substances, such as house dust, airborne pollens, or certain foods. Many people who suffer from asthma are allergic to aspirin.
These patients are at a greater risk of infection from encapsulated bacteria – i.e. Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenza serotype b (Hib) and Neisseria meningitidis. They are, thus, predisposed to infectious conditions elicited by these bacteria – e.g. : bacterial meningitis, bacterial pneumonia, and clinically significant respiratory and GIT infections.36-37 However, other types of infections may be due to Gram negative bacteria such as, Capnocytophaga canimorsus and the malaria parasite P. falciparum.36The incidence of post-splenectomy infections is 0.5% with 50% mortality; with children enduring severe infections. Literature reveals that the incidence of infections is higher in the 2 years following the surgery, especially from pneumococcal infections.