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Flashcards in Pertussis and Menigococcal Meningitis Deck (18):
1

what type of organism causes Whooping cough

Bordatella pertussis (GN coccobacilli)

2

pathologic process of Whooping cough

B pertussis makes cytotoxin that keeps respiratory cilia from beating (mucous accumulation)

3

at what age is one most at risk of Whooping cough mortality

2 y/o and younger

4

how long after infection before onset of Pertussis

7-17 days

5

What are the 3 stages of Whooping cough

Catarrhal, Paroxysmal, Convalescent

6

In what Whooping cough stage do mucous secretions increase and anorexia and malaise set in

Catarrhal (1st stage - night cough)

7

At what stage is the stridor and consecutive deep whooping cough most apparent

Paroxysmal (2nd stage)

8

At what stage of whooping cough does the frequency, severity of the cough decrease

Convalescent (3rd stage)

9

What is the 6 m/o - 6y/o vaccine against Pertussis

DPT (5 doses)

10

What is the 11 - 18 y/o vaccine against Pertussis

Tdap

11

How long do Pertussis vaccinations last

not lifelong...

12

Cause of meningococcal meningitis

Neisseria meningitidis

13

how meningococcal meningitis spread

nasopharynx carriers - goes to blood stream and/or CSF

14

3 non-CNS symptoms of meningococcal meningitis

ABD pain, N/V, petechial rash

15

What are Kernig's and Brudzinski signs

CNS sign of meningitis (meningococcal)

16

Complication of meningococcal septicemia

DIC

17

In what dz would rickettsial dz, EV, or scarlet fever be in your ddx?

meningococcal meningitis

18

what is the vital timeline for meningococcal meningitis tx

must continue until 5 DAYS post-fever