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Breana Massey Causative Agent: Helicobacter pylori Histoplasma Capsulatum Disease: Peptic Ulcer Histoplasmosis Classification of the causative agent: Microaerophilic bacterium Dimorphic fungi History: Was first recognized as a widespread disease in the United States when X-ray surveys showed lung lesions is many people who were tuberculin-test-negative Virulence factors: Stomach mucosa contains cells that secrete gastric juice containing proteolytic enzymes and hydrochloric acid that activates enzymes Forms a filamentous mycelium carrying reproductive conidia Mode of transmission: Commonly transmitted person to person by saliva or by poor hygiene Most Commonly transmitted when spores become airborne often during cleanup or demolition projects- soil contaminated by bird or bat droppings
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Unformatted text preview: Incubation period: 3-4 days after ingestion of the bacteria 3-17 days for acute disease Signs and Symptoms: Peptic Ulcer Acute infection- 90% of infections are asymptomatic Chronic infection- Flu like symptoms; fever, chills, headaches, cough Treatment: Acute infections- antacids Chronic Infection- antibiotics to kill h. pylori, PPI’s to reduce stomach acid Acute infections- will go away with out treatment Chronic infections- antifungal medication is used; Itraconazole is one type commonly used Prevention: Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and NSAIDS Difficult to prevent- but best ways would be to avoid exposure, spray contaminated soil, and wear facemask References: tortora, funke, case pgs. 722, 698...
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