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Lyme Disease

Etiology-bacteria (spirochette), Borrellia burgdorferi

Stage 1 Lyme disease

bulls eye rash occurs 2-30days after bite

Stage 2 Lyme Disease

Sx of headache, fever, chills, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, muscle and joint pain, facial paralysis, poor motor coordination

Stage 3 Lyme Disease

Occurs mo to yr's later, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, deafness

Lyme Disease

Dx with clinical manifestations and serology test (false neg)

Lyme Disease

Manage with Doxycycline w in 3-4 days of bite to prevent disease

Lyme Disease

Doxycycline, cefuroxime, or amox to prevent later stages

Lyme Disease

Avoid walking in long grass/brush, move wood piles away from house, wear long pants tucked into shoes, insect repellant with DEET, treat pets, wash cloths after being in the woods

Lyme Disease

Remove a tick with tweezers,Gently grasp the tick near its head or mouth. Don't squeeze or crush the tick, but pull carefully and steadily. Once you've removed the entire tick, dispose of it and apply antiseptic to the bite area.

C.Dif

Normal intestinal flora, can grow out of control producing a toxin that causes diarrhea

C.Dif

long term antibiotic use, elderly, immunosuppression, hospitalization, malnourishment

C.Dif

Watery diarrhea, abd pain or cramping, fever, anorexia

C.Dif

confirm with stool culture, rest bowel, meds-flagyl, vanco

West Nile Virus

Potentially serious disease caused by viruse carried by mosquitoes

West Nile Virus

Flu like sx-mild to severe, fever, headache

West Nile Virus

DX is based on sx and blood test

West Nile Virus

treat with supportive care, prevention is key

SARS

serious acute resp infection, 10-20% develop resp failure, no definitive treatment, caused by CORONA VIRUS, spread by droplets

SARS

Fever, chills, ST, cough, SOB, HA, diarrhea

SARS

Symptom management, isolation-neg airflow room, mask, hand washing, report to pub hlth dept

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Soft tissue infection (group A strep), tissue death from bacteria toxins

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Fever, severe pain, swelling, inflammation

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Debridement, dressing changes, IV antibiotics, and pain management

Avian Influenza

infection caused by H5N1 virus, usually does not infect humans but 348 cases have occurred, spread by bird saliva, nasal secretions and feces, sx are mild to severe

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