5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What is the principal symptom associated with GITMD
- Why would neonates be particularly vulnerable
- Acute diarrhoea is characterused by
- Vomiting is frequently indicated with what type of agent
- a characterised by blood, mucus and pus in stool.
- b liquefied stools
- c diarrhoea
- d Food toxins: bacteria is coated with toxin and is preformed in the food so doesn't need to replicate in GIT to cause symptoms. Indicated by rapid onset and often multiple cases from people consumiing the same food. (enterotoxins commonly indicated Staph.aureus & Bacillus cereus)
- e as they easily succumb to dehydration and have immature immune systems
5 Multiple choice questions
- the faecal oral route
- Faeces and vomitus
- enterobus, Taenia, Echinococcus, Ascaris, Strongyloides
- Yes by employing standard enteric precautions
5 True/False questions
What types of gropus are considered high risk → Macroscopic: this a visual inspection to see consistancy
Microscopic: closer inspection using microscope to detect the presence of blood, mucus or pus that weren't visible to the naked eye. Can tell you whether it was a inflammatory infection or not.
Stool culture: This is where bacteria are grown for identification to distinguish the causitive agent
ASA can be used if anti biotics are to be used.
anitbiotics may be prescribed if → the condition is chronic, at risk group is involved, the agent is Shigella. note antibiotics generally only work on bacterial conditions and may actually make other conditions worse as they kill of NRF.
Where are the principal sites of infection for GITMD → small intestine and colon
Diarrhoea can be → microbial or non microbial in origin
What is the principal tissue targeted by GITMD → diarrhoea