Chapter 09 & 10 Slide

Chapter 09 & 10 Slide - BIO 205 Chapters 9 and 10...

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BIO 205 Chapters 9 and 10
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Diseases of the Upper Respiratory Tract
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It is spread through person-to- person transfer of large droplet respiratory secretions Bacterial meningitis can be caused by several bacterial species The meninges are three membranous coverings of the brain and spinal cord Bacterial Meningitis Can Be Life Threatening Neisseria meningitidis causes meningococcal meningitis
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Streptococcus Haemophilus Haemophilus influenzae type b was once thought to cause influenza, but actually causes Haemophilus meningitis Streptococcus pneumoniae causes pneumococcal meningitis, as well as pneumonia This results in hormone imbalances In young children, meningococcal meningitis can cause Waterhouse- Friderichsen syndrome
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This causes pressure on the brain and spinal cord All 3 species can cross the blood-brain barrier, inflaming the meninges
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Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial meningitis and vaccines are available if untreated it can lead to coma and death paralysis blindness deafness The disease can cause:
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Diseases of the Lower Respiratory Tract
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis enters the respiratory tract in small aerosolized droplets
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Chapter 09 & 10 Slide - BIO 205 Chapters 9 and 10...

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