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What is Ancylostomiasis

Ancylostomiasis is the condition of infection by Ancylostoma hookworms AKA: hookworm disease Causative Agent: Necator americanus; Ancylostoma duodenale and A. ceylanicum Bloodletting activity of the nematode leads to iron dificiency and hypochromic, microcytic anemia, the major cause of disability Incubation Period: a few weeks to many months, depending on intesity of infection and iron intake Period of Communicability: several years Mode of…

Care of Clients with Infections and Inflammatory Reactions

Chain of Infection Describes the development of an infectious process An interactive process involving an agent, host, and environment is required The six essential links (elements) in the chain of infection 1.  Agent an entry that is capable of causing disease agent that cause disease may be as follows: a. Bacteria Simple, one-celled microbes with double-celled membranes that protect them from harm Produce rapidly and are considered the m…

Nursing Care Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a medical therapy that use chemicals for the treatment of disease and parasites which is usually used for treating cancer. Different types of “cancer” entails different chemotherapy procedures/ administration using different types of chemotherapeutic agents or chemicals. Nursing care in Chemotherapy starts with a systematic knowledge of the patients condition, objectives of the rehabilitation, doses of drugs to be use…

What are the Stages of Infections?

Incubation Stage The incubation period is the time between entry of infectious agent in the host and the onset of symptoms. During this time, the infectious agent invades the tissue and multiplies to produce an infection. The client is typically infectious to others during the latter part of this stage. For example, the incubation period for varicella (chickenpox) is 2 to 3 weeks. the infected person is contagious from 5 days before any sk…

Care of Clients with Infections and Inflammatory Reactions : Leptospirosis

Important Information: – Increased incidence during the rainy season because of flood – Sewer workers, farmers, miners and slaughterhouse workers are among those at risk – Disease of a low-form animal AKA: – mud fever – Weil’s Disease – Swamp fever – Canicola Disease – Pretibial Disease – Swineherd’s Disease – Ictero-hemorrhagic spirochetosis – hemorrhagic jaundice C…

Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System – Diptheria

…se characterized by a generalized systematic toxemia emanating from a localized inflammatory focus. Infants born of immunie mothers remain immune for the first 6 months of life.  One attack does not necessarily lifelong immunity Causative agent: Corynebacterium diphtheriae, also called Klebs-Loffler bacillus Very resistant to oridinary conditions of environment and disinfectants Readily killed by boiling and will die in 3 minutes Its exotoxin pr…

Disease Affecting the Integumentary System – Herpes Zoster

Important Information Caused by the same virus hat causes chickenpox. A dormant type of chickenpox More often attacks adults rather than children AKA: s hingles, zora; acute posterior ganglionitis Causative Agent:  same as chickenpox, varicella zoster virus Mode of Transmission:  droplets Signs and Symptoms: maculo-papula rashes unilateral: follow the course of the peripheral nerves very painful appear in clusters Management: Medical care &…

What is Schistosomiasis?

…prevalence in Region 5 (Bicol), Region 8 (Samar and Leyte) and Region 11 (Davao). AKA: bilhariasis; snail fever Causative agent: Schistosoma mansoni; S. haematobium. S. Japonicum (blood fluke), endemic in the Philippines, is transmitted by a tiny snail Oncomelania quadrasi. Mode of Transmission S. japonicum lay eggs in the intestines of an infected person -> Pass out in the feces ->upon contact with fresh water, hatch into larvae (miraci…

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Disease Affecting The Gastrointestinal System – Typhoid Fever

AKA: Enteric Fever Causative agent: Salmonella typhosa Incubation period: Usually between 7 – 14 days Period of communicability: For as long as the bacteria are in the stools Mode of transmission: – By food and water contaminated by stools and urine of patinets or carriers.  The vehicles are the 5 F’s: Feces, Food, Flies, Fomites, Fingers Diagnostic/Laboratory exams: a.  Blood culture: during the prodromal stage – Widal…