Infectious Disease Tutorial

Case1: Vomiting 

Case 2: Cough & fever

Case 3: Bruising 

Case 4: Sore throat

Case 5: Jaundice

Case 6: Flu & fever

Case 7: Diarrhea

Case 8: Black Robe 

Case 9: Back Pain

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Get real, this dude could get dying sick at any minute.

How do you get a Klebsellia pneumonia?
  • It's a GI bug, so it's in many people's throats.
    • Alcoholics are prone to aspiration.
    • Suck oral or gastric contents down, and that's all it takes.
  • So what tips you off to a pneumonia?
    • Fever 
    • Cough productive of sputum
    • Chest pain (pleurisy)
    • Shortness of breath (SOB)
    • Rapid respirations
    • Poor color, especially of mucous membranes and nail beds. May be outright cyanotic.
    • Left shifted CBC differential (bacteria)

    • If there is pain, the patient may have limited chest movement (splinting).
    • Rales on auscultation, indicating junk in the alveolar spaces.

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