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Stages of Infection

Infection is the invasion of an organism in the tissues of a living creature especially humans which often causes disease because of the disruption that these organism can cause, the toxins that harm the tissue or as a result of the negative reaction of host tissues to these organisms. The infection of the tissue is not abrupt but follows a gradual stage as follows: Incubation Stage – or the incubation period starts in the entry of the infectiou…

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…

Focus on Nosocomial Infection?

A nosocomial infection is an infection acquired in a hospital or health care facility that was not present when the client was admitted in the hospital.  A nosocomial infection also include those infections that become symptomatic after the client is discharged and infections passed to other medical personnel.  Nosocomial infections, also termed as hospital acquired infections, typiaclly fall into four categories: urinary tract, surgical wounds,…

What are German Measles?

…t woman and this is another case. The german measles need the patient to rest for few days in bed. Drinking lots of water and paracetamol can lessen the fever and the muscular pains. The rubella is an infection that commonly affects the skin and the lymph nodes of a person usually in the back of the neck or behind the ears; german measles infection may begin 1-2 days of mild fever, rashes begins on the face and it spreads downwards. As the rednes…

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…

Extent of Burn Injury

Rule of Nine useful for the immediate appraisal of the burned area. This is a rapid and popular method for estimating percent of TBSA. This rule which was first devised by Pulanski and Tennison, divides the body surface into areas representing percent or multiples of 9 percent. Head and Neck 9 percent Anterior trunk 18 percent Posterior trunk 18 percent Perineum…

HealthStar International

…he recruitment of nurses. They are actively recruiting nurses from India and the Philippines, but at the request of their clients, they can also research and possibly recruit in other countries as well. As of January 1, 2006, over 450 nurses recruited by HealthStar have arrived in the U.S. with valid visas and full licenses to practice. In addition, they have approximately 750 nurses in various stages of processing who are expected to enter the U…

What are Cerebrovascular Diseases (CVA)?

Cerebrovascular Diseases is a disease of blood vessels in the brain. This includes the following: Cerebral Aretriosclerosis – is a chronic degenerative process characterized by the gradual development of athoroma (faty plaque) in the blood vessels Signs and Symptoms – loss of memory for recent events; confusion, personality changes, lightheadedness, vertigo, blurring of vision, recurrent transient ischemic attacks (TIA) –…