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How is anthrax transmitted?

Animals/contact with animals (sheep and goats)

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How is anthrax weaponized?

Powder form that is inhaled

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How does Anthrax present cutaneously?

Hemmorrhagic pustule that turns into a black eschar

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How does pulmonary disease involving anthrax present?

Pneumonia with serofibrinous exudate and septicemia

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How do you control for anthrax?

Vaccine, penicillin, and doxycycline

6

What gives mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance to intracellular killing?

Glycolipids

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Histologic hallmark of Mycobacterium TB?

Caseating granulomas

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What endotoxins/exotoxins/histolytic enzymes are involved in TB?

None

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What type of hypersensitivity reaction is TB?

4

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What is a granuloma?

Inability of macrophage to kill bacteria that results in persistent infection

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What results in secretion of interferon gamma?

Development of TH1 cells

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What does TNF result in?

Chemotaxis and collection of monocytes

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What does interferon gamma result in?

Aggregation of epithelia macrophages

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What does granuloma formation cause?

Chronic inflammation, fibrosis, and caseous necrosis

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What is a Ghon complex?

Primary lung lesion with caseating granulomas in draining lymph nodes

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What is secondary TB?

Re-activation/re-infection in previously sensitized individual

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Tertiary TB leads to what>

Empyema, bacteremia, and extension to other parts of lung

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What is Quanti-feron test for TB?

In vitro measure of interferon in response to M.TB

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Where does Leprosy infect?

Skin and nerves

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Why does Leprosy target skin and nerves?

They are the coolest parts of the body

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How does tuberculoid leprosy appear?

Granulomatous

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How does lepromatous form appear?

Foam cells, lack of TH1 immunity, proliferation in macrophages

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Which form of leprosy is contagious?

Lepromatous

24

Syphillis has an outer health that serves to do what?

Cause persistence by hiding antigens

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How is Syphillis spread>

Transplacental and sexually

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In the Syphillis nonspecific antibody test what are you looking for?

Cardiolipin

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What are common false positives in Syphillis antibody tests?

Mono and Lupus

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What is present during primary stage of Syphilis?

No antibodies, organism is present

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What is present during secondary stage of Syphilis?

Both antibodies and organism are present

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What is present for 3rd stage of syphilis?

Antibodies present, no organisms though