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Poor givenstill demonstrates the causative organism in many prognostic markers include hypotension purchase 10mg vasotec free shipping, confusion and cases vasotec 5mg mastercard. Abroad-spectrum antibiotic such as a cephalosporin at high doses is initially recommended due to the increasing emergence of penicillin-resistant strepto- Viral meningitis cocci generic 10mg vasotec with visa. Once cultures and sensitivities are available, the course and choice of agent can be determined Definition (ceftriaxone/cefotaxime for Haemophilus influenzae Acute viral infection of the meninges is the most com- andStreptococcuspneumoniae,penicillinforN. Chapter 7: Infections of the nervous system 303 Aetiology Geography Avariety of viruses may infect the meninges including Rare in the developed world but a major problem in enteroviruses, mumps, herpes simplex (see page 400), developing countries. Aetiology Pathophysiology Mayarise as a complication of miliary tuberculosis or In viralmeningitis there is a predominantly lymphoid in primary or post primary infections. Clinical features Patients present with headache usually over 1–2 days, Pathophysiology fever, nausea, photophobia, malaise and neck stiffness. Ifatuberculous focus develops in the brain, meninges or Rash, upper respiratory symptoms and occasionally di- skull and ruptures into the subarachnoid space, a hyper- arrhoeamaybepresent. This inflammation can directly involve the cranial are absent in recurrent infections. Clinical features Culture is possible, but rarely useful clinically as it The onset is usually insidious over days or weeks, al- takes up to 2 weeks. Focal neurology may develop If bacterial meningitis is suspected, broad-spectrum an- at this time including cranial nerve signs and hemi- tibiotics must be given without delay. Macroscopy/microscopy The subarachnoid space is filled with a viscous green exudate, the meninges are thickened and tubercles and Tuberculous meningitis chronic inflammation may be seen in the brain and on Definition the meninges. Treatment Metastatic carcinoma and should be initiated on clinical suspicion, before confir- adenocarcinomas mation, as deterioration can occur within days, and even Auto-immune/ Systemic lupus erythematosus Inflammatory Behcˆet’s disease when treated mortality is as high as 15–40%. Sarcoid Corticosteroids have been shown to reduce vascular Drugs Particularly nonsteroidal complications, and improve survival and neurological anti-inflammatory drugs function. If it is not clear whether the process is bacterial or vi- Aetiology ral, antibiotics may be given empirically whilst awaiting The differential diagnosis for these cases of ‘aseptic further investigation. Acute viral encephalitis Investigations/management In many cases of aseptic meningitis, the diagnosis is of Definition aself-limiting, benign viral meningitis. However, it is Inflammation of the brain parenchyma caused by important to consider these other causes, particularly if viruses. Around the world, arthropod- In all cases except herpes simplex encephalitis there is borne viruses cause epidemics and rabies causes an no effective treatment apart from supportive manage- almost invariably fatal encephalitis. Sus- pected cases of herpes encephalitis are treated urgently Pathophysiology with high dose i. Inflammation affects the meninges and parenchyma causing oedema and hence Prognosis raised intracranial pressure, diffuse and focal neurolog- Herpes simplex encephalitis has a mortality of 20% de- ical dysfunction. Persistent neu- Clinical features rological deficits occur in 50%, particularly memory im- The main triad of symptoms is headache, fever and al- pairment, personality change, dysphasia and epilepsy. Seizures (par- ticularly temporal lobe seizures) are also a presenting Tetanus feature. Definition Tetanus is a toxin mediated condition causing muscle Macroscopy/microscopy spasms following a wound infection. The meninges are hyperaemic, the brain is swollen, sometimes with evidence of petechial haemorrhage and necrosis. There is cuffing of blood vessels by mononu- Aetiology clear cells and viral inclusion bodies may be seen. Clostridium tetani (the causative organism), an anaero- bic spore forming bacillus, originates from the faeces of domestic animals. Tracheostomy and ventilatory support may r Generalisedtetanusisthemostcommonpresentation, be necessary for severe laryngeal spasm. The Childrenareroutinelyvaccinatedagainsttetanusfrom facial muscles may contort to cause a typical expres- age 2 months. Any sensory stimulation such asnoiseresultsingeneralisedmusclespasmsincluding Poliomyelitis arching of the back (opisthotonos). Spasms of the lar- ynx can impede respiration, and autonomic dysfunc- Definition tion causes arrhythmias, sweating and a labile blood Infection of a susceptible individual with poliovirus type pressure. Geography Acute poliomyelitis has been eradicated in developed Complications countries, apart from rare cases due to the live, atten- Muscle spasms may lead to injury, in severe cases res- uated oral polio vaccine. Thevirusisneurotropic,withpropensityfortheanterior r A booster dose with tetanus toxoid (which is an in- horn cells of the spinal cord and cranial nerve motor activated toxin which induces active immunisation), neurones. The virus enters via the gastrointestinal tract, or course of three injections, should additionally be then migrates up peripheral nerves. Theincubationperiodis7–14days,anumberofpatterns Active tetanus:Patients should be nursed in a quiet, occur: dark area to reduce spasms. Surgical wound debride- r Subclinical infection occurs in 95% of infected indi- ment should be performed where indicated and intra- viduals. However, the immunoglobulin can only neu- r Paralytic poliomyelitis occurs in about 0. This form is predisposed to by male sex; Chapter 7: Infections of the nervous system 307 exercise early in the illness; trauma, surgery, or intra- r Post-polio syndrome management is non-specific, muscularinjectionwhichlocalisestheparalysis,recent withthetreatmentoflimbandjointdeformities,man- tonsillectomy (bulbar poliomyelitis). Dys- phagia and dysarthria result, with the risk of aspi- Cerebritis and cerebral abscess ration pneumonia. Definition iv Respiratory involvement may lead to the need for Afocal infection within the parenchyma of the brain – ventilatory support. Complications Post-polio syndrome – this is progressive, often painful Aetiology weakness in the territories originally affected by the Often the causative organism cannot be identified, or acute illness which can occur many years later (usually a mixed growth of bacteria is found. More suffer cause cerebral abscesses include various Streptococci, from pain, but without progressive weakness. Immuno- to be a failure of the compensatory mechanisms which suppressed patients are predisposed to fungal abscesses occur to bring about the original recovery – those with such as Candida, Aspergillus and Toxoplasma. The organism may enter the brain by direct exten- sion from meningitis, otitis media or sinusitis, or Investigations by haematogenous spread, e. Management Clinical features r Acute treatment is supportive with bed rest, respira- The onset of symptoms is usually insidious, with tory support where indicated. In the first 1–2 weeks, there is inflammation and oedema iii Shortening: Leg length inequality of up to 3 cm (cerebritis). Later, necrosis and liquefaction lead to for- may be treated by built up shoes, larger differences mation of a cavity filled with pus. There are acute in- may require leg lengthening (or shortening of the flammatory cells (neutrophils), surrounded by gliosis opposite leg) procedures. Frequently treatment is by a combination of antimicro- bial therapy and surgical drainage. Incidence Approximately 2% have two or more seizures during Prognosis their lives. Age Any Sex Tuberculoma M = F Definition Atuberculoma is a localised caseous abscess within Aetiology the brain caused by M. West, but the commonest single intracranial lesion in Most of the others are thought to be genetically deter- India.

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B - 46 - Pathology Systems General Principles of Foundational Science 25%–30% Biology of cells Biology of tissue response to disease Immune System 5%–10% Blood & Lymphoreticular System 5%–10% Nervous System & Special Senses 1%–5% Skin & Subcutaneous Tissue 1%–5% Musculoskeletal System 1%–5% Cardiovascular System 5%–10% Respiratory System 5%–10% Gastrointestinal System 5%–10% Renal & Urinary System 5%–10% Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Puerperium 1%–5% Female Reproductive System & Breast 1%–5% Male Reproductive System 1%–5% Endocrine System 5%–10% Multisystem Processes & Disorders 5%–10% - 47 - 1. Laboratory studies show normal hepatic enzyme activities, a negative direct antiglobulin (Coombs) test, increased mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, and increased osmotic fragility of erythrocytes. Which of the following types of erythrocyte is most likely to be seen on a peripheral blood smear? A 34-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department by her husband because of confusion for 2 hours. Her husband says that she has a 1-year history of episodes of nervousness, light-headedness, and dizziness that resolve after she eats a meal. Physical examination shows a round face, central obesity, excess fat over the posterior neck and back, and abdominal striae. A chest x-ray shows a 3-cm mass in the left upper lobe with enlargement of hilar nodes. Further serum studies are most likely to show an increased concentration of which of the following proteins? A 45-year-old man with chronic pancreatitis has a 9-kg (20-lb) weight loss and diarrhea. A 70-year-old man comes to the physician because of a 2-year history of shortness of breath and progressive chest pain. Physical examination shows absent breath sounds and dullness to percussion over the right lung base. A chest x-ray shows thickened pleura on the right side and a medium-sized pleural effusion. Microscopic examination of the kidneys shows intact nephrons interspersed between the cysts. The most likely cause of these changes in the kidneys involves which of the following modes of inheritance? An autopsy of a 24-year-old woman shows pleuritis, membranous thickening of glomerular capillary walls, concentric rings of collagen around splenic arterioles, and excrescences on the underside of the mitral valve. The external iliac arteries contain irregular, focal cystic areas within the media with pools of mucopolysaccharide and fraying fragmentation of the elastica. A 10-year-old boy is brought to the emergency department 15 minutes after he sustained abdominal injuries in a motor vehicle collision. The patient undergoes operative removal of a portion of the lower left lobe of the lung, the left lobe of the liver, half of the left kidney, half of the spleen, and a 2-foot section of the small intestine. Assuming survival of the acute trauma, which of the following organs is likely to have the most complete regeneration in this patient? A previously healthy 2-year-old boy is brought to the emergency department because of bloody stools for 2 days. Laboratory studies show: Hemoglobin 11 g/dL Hematocrit 37% Leukocyte count 9500/mm3 Platelet count 250,000/mm3 Test of the stool for occult blood is positive. During an emergency laparotomy, a 3 × 2-cm protrusion is found on the antimesenteric border of the small intestine approximately 50 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve. A 50-year-old man comes to the physician because of progressive fatigue and darkening of his skin during the past 2 years. A 69-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department because of progressive difficulty with her vision during the past day. She says, “This morning I had a blind spot in my left eye, and it just grew bigger as the day went on. 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He is trying to decide whether his department will have more need for a dermatopathologist or a cytopathologist. He decides against the cytopathologist because he expects the number of Pap smears to fall off dramatically in the future. The development of which of the following is the most likely reason for this expected decrease in the number of Pap smears? A 22-year-old woman comes to the physician because of a 1-day history of fever and right flank pain. A previously healthy 30-year-old woman comes to the physician for a follow-up visit after a chest x-ray shows bilateral hilar adenopathy and a calcified 1-cm nodule in the periphery of the right lower lobe. Specially stained sections of a bronchial biopsy specimen show no acid-fast bacilli or fungi. A 3-year-old girl is brought to the emergency department 30 minutes after she tripped and fell. Physical examination shows blue sclera and edema and tenderness over the right proximal lower extremity. X-rays show a fracture of the right femur, as well as several fractures of varying ages of the left clavicle, right humerus, and right fibula. A 50-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus has a 1-week history of swelling and a feeling “like electric shocks” in his right wrist and hand. He is a computer programmer, and the shock-like feeling is worse with activity and at the end of the day. With the hand hyperextended, pain radiates into the fingers when the examiner taps the flexor surface of the distal wrist. A 3-year-old boy is brought to the physician because of a 2-day history of fever and an itchy rash. Physical examination shows multiple red papules and vesicles over the face, trunk, and upper and lower extremities.

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Lastly, booster vaccinations with tetanus toxoid, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccines (Tdap) may be administered alone or co-administered with any of the vaccines listed below. Revaccination with a single dose may be considered 5 years after the last dose in persons 65 y. Tetanus, diphtheria (Td); Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) Td Dose 1 of initial series: 0. Therefore, conservative management, when chosen, focuses the shift from simply attempting to prolong life to providing quality of life and alleviation of symptoms. Physical conditions such as vision and manual dexterity, motivational level to actively participate in care, and family/social circumstances all play roles in the decision-making process. Peritoneal dialysis as a modality option was discussed with 61% of patients before initiation of dialysis. Peritonitis can be treated with intra-peritoneal or iv antibiotics and may require catheter exchange. Notably, the failure of access function limits the delivered dose of dialysis, a major survival determinant. Vascular Access Planning and Construction Key issues include timely nephrology referral; vein preservation; vascular access creation planning; timely referral to a surgeon specialized in access construction; post-construction follow- up; and appropriate intervention(s). The patient should be evaluated by venous mapping, preferably by ultrasound duplex scanning of the non-dominant arm (non-hand writing); if unsuitable, the dominant arm may be used for access creation. Therefore, vein preservation during hospitalizations and outpatient care must occur. Educational programs reinforcing the above should be provided to patients, their families and healthcare providers. Alternative therapies should be explored in each clinical circumstance and the risk-to-benefit ratio of any agent must be determined by the prescribing individual. Pharmacy consultation is advised to optimize drug dosing, particularly in cases of acute kidney injury. The most common sign of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis is hematuria, although classically, leukocyte casts are associated with this disorder. Microscopic evaluation of the urine should be used to confirm this often “missed” disorder. If used, administer 1200 mg po q-12 h for 4 doses: 1200 mg 13 h pre-contrast administration, 1200 mg 1 h pre-contrast and 1200 mg twice daily following contrast administration. The conversion rate of epoetin alfa to darbepoetin is ~225–260 Units of epoetin alfa to 1 mcg darbepoetin alfa. The degree and mode of replenishment depend on the degree of deficiency and tolerability of the patient to oral iron or iv iron therapies. Take oral iron 2 h before or 4 h after antacids and at least 1 h after thyroid hormone. However, oral iron agents are tolerated poorly by many patients and also, the dose required to replenish iron stores is often greater than can be delivered in a timely fashion, thus necessitating parenteral iron. Oral and liquid preparations with 100–325 mg ferrous sulfate (20% elemental iron). Tablet: B vitamins, vitamin C 40 mg, folic acid 1 mg, sodium docusate 75 mg, and ferrous fumarate 200 mg (66 mg elemental iron). Tablet: B 25 mcg, folic acid 1 mg, and iron polysaccharide complex (150 mg elemental iron). Diagnoses must be first established and documented for appropriate coding and billing. Hypertensive disorders are defined as codes 401–405 in Section 7: Diseases of the Circulatory System (390– 459). Notably, this section includes codes for diabetic kidney disease, with additional specification by the level of glycemic control (250. Coding should be applied as specifically as possible, with appropriate utilization of 4th and 5th digits. For example, codes are specific for types 1 and 2 diabetes and their complications. Diagnoses of electrolyte disorders should be completely spelled out, ie, hyponatremia and hyperkalemia must not be documented with shorthand forms or symbols: hyponatremia must be used instead of ↓Na and+ hyperkalemia must be used instead of ↑K. Hypertensive nephrosclerosis cannot be coded concurrent with primary hypertension (401. Generalized or regional atherosclerosis often accompanies hypertension and these disorders can also be coded when actively managed. Hypotonicity/hyponatremia, hypertonicity/hypernatremia, dyskalemias, dyscalcemias, phosphorus disorders, and acid-base disturbances should be coded when present, appropriately documented and addressed in the treatment plan (see above). The original document was compiled by Prof Karina Butler, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Disease, Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, and published by the Health Promotion Unit of the Department of Health in 1995. It was subsequently updated in 2005 with the assistance of the Infectious Diseases Group, Department of Public Health, South Eastern Health Board. Management of Infectious Disease in Childcare Facilities and Other Childcare Settings (http://www. We wish to thank the Scientifc Advisory Committee for permission to adapt much of their material to make it relevant in the education setting. Teaching children the skills of hand washing and cough etiquette is essential in breaking the chain of infection, regardless of the cause. Appropriate vaccination of children, in line with the National Immunisation Guidelines, has resulted in fewer childhood illnesses. Schools are to be complimented for facilitating the Schools Immunisation Programme. Appropriate control measures in schools will minimise transmission both within the school, but also to the wider community. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of the Public Health Medicine Communicable Disease Sub-Group in producing this document. I am confdent that it will be of great assistance to school personnel as they continue to play their role in controlling infectious diseases. From time to time, there will be additions and links to other resources that relate to the management of infectious diseases in schools. Introduction These guidelines were designed to assist schools to prevent or minimise the spread of infection, illness and disease to staff, pupils and others (such as student teachers and volunteers). They were primarily developed for use by teachers in primary and secondary schools.

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