Reyes Syndrome - Reyes Syndrome Serious complication...

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Reyes Syndrome Serious complication following several different febrile viral infections - influenza, chickenpox, rubeola, mumps, adenoviruses, etc. Primarily ages 2 - 16. Assoc. with treatment fever with aspirin - prevents interferon production. Allows virus to spread causes severe encephalomyelitis, liver damage. Mortality rate up to 80%. Survivors usually suffer severe neurological damage Prevention: Do not use aspirin for fevers of unknown origin. Mycoses - Fungal Infections of RT Source: Spores in soil, animal feces P/E: Inhale spores (nasopharynx) Disease: Infections begin in lungs - chronic. May be benign or progressive, some spread internal organs Causative agents: 1) Coccidioides immitis - Valley Fever; dimorphic Begins in lungs can spread to brain, bone. 2) Histoplasma capsulatum - histoplasmosis; dimorphic Lungs can spread to spleen, liver, lymph nodes. 3) Cryptococcus neoformans - encapsulated yeast Lungs brain, meninges 4) Pneumocystis carinii - pneumocystic pneumonia
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