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Common infections in primary care Gastrointestinal system

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Unformatted text preview: Common infections in primary care Gastrointestinal system Abdomen • Stomach ( Helicobacter pylori ) o Blood serology titres or 13 C breath test breath test o Leads to ulcers & cancer o Antibiotic therapy to eliminate H. pylori , so called ‘triple therapy’(2 antibiotics & PPI) • Liver – Hepatitis – A, B & C o PHCT – vaccination role • Gall bladder – cholecystitis and empyema • Diarrhoea & vomiting (Gastroenteritis) • Viral in children • Viral or Bacterial in adults • Acute Diarrhoea o Bloody diarrhoea should consider the bacteria Campylobacter or Salmonella o Antibiotics can cause diarrhoea but they may be indicated following discussion with local microbiologist • Anus o Pinworms o Perianal Abscess Other systems Reproductive • Prostatitis • Balinitis in male infants • Breast abscess during breast feeding • Chlamydia-obligate intracellular bacterium Chlamydia Tractomatis • Common & sexually transmitted • Can be transmitted during vaginal, anal, or oral sex • "silent" disease because 75% of infected women and 50% of infected men have no symptoms • If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure...
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