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Possible infections in burns victims

pseudomonas or group A strep

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Possible infection when neutrophils not working properly (qualitative)

Staph aureus

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Dangerous infection in neutropenic patients

Pseudomonal

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Possible infections in neutropenic patients

Gram negative bacilli, gram positive cocci
Candida, aspergillus ssp.

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Treatment for neutropenic patients infected

Abx- aminoglycoside + antipseudomonal penicillin +/- gentamicin

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Possible infections in T cell deficiencies

Listeria monocytogenes, mycobacteria
HSV, CMV, VZV
Candida ssp, cryptococcus ssp
Cryptosporidium parvum, Toxoplasma gondii, Strongyloides stercoralis (nematode, may have gram -ve septicaemia- tropical countries/exPOW)

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Possible infections in hypogammaglobulinaemic patients

S. pneumoniae
Giardia lamblia
Cryptosporidium

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Possible infections in complement deficient

Depends on which complement C5-8 neisseria meningitidis.
Frequent, serious Strep pneumoniae

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Possible infections in splenectomy

Strep. pneumoniae
haemophilus influenzae type B
N. meningitidis
malaria

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Possible infections in 'biologic'/ antibody or other peptide deficiency

TB
HZV
legionella pneumophilia
listeria monocytogenes

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Possible infections in organ transplant early on

CMV, aspergillus

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Possible infections in organ transplant later

zoster, listeria

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Treatment for hypogammaglob. patients with infection

Ig replacement

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Treatment for splenectomy

vaccination, prophylactic penicillin, education (seek help if unwell)