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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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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.
- Fall '10