Common infections in primary care Childhood and pregnancy

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Common infections in primary care Childhood and pregnancy Seven Classic Childhood Exanthems (Fevers with Rash’s) First disease - Measles Second Disease - Scarlet fever Third disease – Rubella Fourth Disease - Dukes-Filatov disease Fifth Disease – “Slapped Cheek” Sixth Disease - Roseola infantum Seventh Disease - Kawasaki’s disease Rubella in Pregnancy If infected in first trimester the risk of the foetus developing Congenital Rubella syndrome is high This can lead to reduced sight and hearing, learning disability, growth retardation and diabetes Ensuring immunity is essential
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Unformatted text preview: Fifth Disease – Erythema Infectiosum “Slapped Cheeks” • Patients get a pink or red lacelike rash on their arms. This rash comes and goes and may spread to their legs, trunk and buttocks. Infections Vary With Health • Certain groups are more prone to infections, such as, the immuno-compromised, individuals who have not been vaccinated, e.g. MMR • Patients with conditions such as diabetes • Smokers • AIDS Possible Classifications of Infections in Primary Care • Scalp, head, ears, nose & throat, face • Neck • Arms and hands (Skin) • Chest / thorax • Abdomen, genitalia, anus • Legs and feet • Bones, joints and Blood...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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