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Flashcards in Bacterial Infections of childhood Deck (10):
1

Name the causative agent, "dirty grey pseudomembrane on the back of child's throat"

Corynebacterium diptheria

2

Bacteriology of diptheria

gram + rod

3

What are some complications that diptheria can lead to?

myocarditis and nerve palsies

4

What causes whooping cough

Pertussis

5

What are the main mechanisms of virulence of pertussis?

filamentous hemagluttin - attachment
toxin - inc cAMP and causes edema - tracheobronchitis

6

What is the most common cause of meningitis in kids <2?

encapsulated H flu

7

What agent cause epiglottitis?

encapsulated H flu

8

What is the bacteriology of N meningitis?

gram negative diplococci

9

What is the reservoir and transmission of N meningitis?

reservoir: human nasopharynx
transmission: respiratory droplets

10

What occurs in waterhouse friedrichsen syndrome?

hemorrhagic collapse of adrenals due to N meningitis infection