Micro Ch 62
Last Modified: 2016-03-08
Others: spread along mucous membrane surface, hematogenous spread, direct penetration
--phagocytic cells that function as active scavengers, ingesting and killing invading pathogens
--also have IgA antibodies and complement components
Group A streptococcal pharyngitis
Sx typically include: pharyngitis, fever, tonsillar exudates, and tender cervical adenopathy
typically will not have: conjunctivitis, cough, coryza and diarrhea
ex. rhinoviruses, adenoviruses, coronaviruses, influenza viruses, and parainfluenza viruses.
- next most common is coronaviruses (10%)
--this is because it can be rapidly fatal if the airway is compromised due to this swelling
--Occurs in children 2-7 years of age, with the most common cause being Haemophilus influenza type b
caused by B. pertussis
respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Acute: characterized by fairly sudden onset w/ progression of Sx over a very few days
Subacute or chronic: infection is present for weeks or months before presentation
--usually have different pathogens in both cases
2.) fungal pneumonia
3.) anaerobic lung abscesses
However, remember that in c. half of patients, an organism is never identified.
2.) Aspergillus fumigatus
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