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 affect the heart, central nervous system, spleen, liver & bone marrow 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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