Micro 04-23-08 - Whitney Barter Ch. 23 R 1, 3, 4, 8, 11,...

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Whitney Barter Ch. 23 – R 1, 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 13; MC 4-6 4/23/08 1. What are the signs of sepsis? What is septic shock? The signs of sepsis are lymphangitis (inflamed lymph vessels visible as red streaks under the skin, running along the arm or leg from the site of infection), fever, chills, and accelerated breathing and heart rate. Septic shock is a drop in blood pressure. 3. Complete the following table. Disease Frequent Causative Agent Predisposing Condition(s) Puerperal Sepsis Streptococcus pyogenes Abortion or childbirth Subacute bacterial endocarditis α-hemolytic strep. Pre-existing lesions Acute bacterial endocarditis Staphylococcus aureus Abnormal heart valves 4. Describe the probable cause of rheumatic fever. How is rheumatic fever treated? How is it prevented? Rheumatic fever is an autoimmune complication of streptococcal infections and is expressed as arthritis or inflammation of the heart that can result in permanent heart damage. Prompt treatment of streptococcal infections can reduce the incidence of
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Micro 04-23-08 - Whitney Barter Ch. 23 R 1, 3, 4, 8, 11,...

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