The use of broad spectrum antibiotics for the treatment of infection can cause
Interval of nonspecfic signs and symptoms (malaise, low grade fever, fatique) to more specfic symptoms
Interval between entrance of pathogen into the body and appearance of the first symptoms
Chicken Pox Incubation Period
Common Cold Incubation Period
Influenza Incubation Period
Mumps Incubation Period
Interval when acute symptoms of infection disappear
The body's cellular response to injury, infection, or irritation. It used the vascular system to deliver fluid, blood products, and nutrients to the area.
swelling, redness, drainage at the site, heat, pain, tenderness.
Fever, leukocytosis, malaise, anoreix, nausea, vomiting, lymph node enlargement, or organ failure
First line of defense at the site of infection from microorganisms
The accumulation of fluid that appears as localized swelling
Normal WBC count
WBC count during inflammation
A type of HAI from a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure
When part of the clients flora become altered and an overgrowth results
Can a baby recieve antibodies by drinking breast milk from the mother?
What is the most communicable illness in young or middle age adults?
Are antiinflammatory drugs that cause protein breakdown and impair the inflammatory response against bacteria and other pathogens
Cytotoxic or Antineoplastic drugs
These drugs attack cancer cells but cause side effects of bone marro depression and normal cell toxicity
Cyclosporine and other immunosuppressant
These drugs are usually given during surgery but increase susceptibility to infection
Normal Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Up to 15m/hr for men and 20mm/hr for women
Normal Iron Levels
60-90g/100ml. There is a decrease during chronic infections
Normal Cultures of urine and blood
Normally sterile without mircoogranism growth
This applies to all blood and body fluids except sweat even if blood is not present