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Unformatted text preview: Gram neg. bacillus Virulence: Encapsulated, endotoxins Transmission: URT secretions - droplet nuclei. Children common carriers. Disease occurs primarily in children 2 mo. - 1 yr. of age. P/E: Nasopharynx Disease: Enters bloodstream meninges inflammation edema, fluids intercranial pressure Onset - high fever, headache, painful stiff neck, irritability, bulging fontanel convulsions coma death Identification: Spinal tap - number PMN's, presence Gram neg. bacilli in fluid Vaccine: Hib - capsular & membrane antigens Epiglottitis - H. influenzae Causes infection & marked inflammation epiglottis. Can block trachea suffocation....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09