Chapter 23 - Diseases of the Cardiovascular System*Review...

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Diseases of the Cardiovascular System ***Review Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Anatomy*** Bacterial Diseases Sepsis- growth of bacteria in the bloodstream. Usually accompanied by lymphangitis and results from a focus of infection in the body. May occur as the result of abscesses, including abscessed teeth. Gram – sepsis- causes septic shock, due to endotoxins Gram + sepsis- caused by antibiotic- resistant enterococi and group B Streptococci can cause gram + sepsis. Puerperal sepsis- infection of the uterus caused by lack of sterile conditions during childbirth or abortion; can cause death due to peritonitis or septicemia. Strep. pyogenes is the most common agent. Endocarditis- Infection of the lining of the cardiac chambers. Sub acute form is usually caused by Group A Streptococci, Staphylococci or enterococcus. Arises from a focus of infection, such as an abscess. Signs include fever, anemia and heart murmur. Acute endocarditis is usually caused by Staph. aureus. Blood Infections
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