Micro T2, L20 Croup.txt

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Micro T2, L20 Croup
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  1. Three main symptoms of croup?
    • Fever
    • hoarsness
    • barking
  2. Main virus of croup?
    Parainfluenza virus
  3. 3 diseases caused by parayxovirus
    • RSV
    • measles
    • mumps
  4. Order of most common croup viruses?
    PIV 1 > PIV 2 >> RSV
  5. Which PIV are more epidemic (1, 2, or 3)?
    1 & 2
  6. T/F Type 3 PIV has a seasonal preference?
    F, none
  7. Which PIV is endemic?
    Type 3
  8. when are Type 1,2, & 3 PIVs epidemic?
    • 1&2: autumn
    • 3: late winter, spring
  9. What is the common throat sign for PIV causing croup?
    Steeple sign
  10. When is a child most likely to have an outbreak with RSV?
    • 69% first year
    • 83% second year
  11. When is the most dangerous time to give birth to a child b/c of RSV?
    April - Sept b/c of ab loss after breastfeeding by the time winter comes around
  12. Other than months, what are the other four most common causes of RSV transmission?
    • Crowded places
    • older children
    • day care
    • non-breastfed
  13. Most common drug used for RSV treatment?
    Ribavirin
  14. For titers, what is the increase that marks an infection?
    4-fold increase

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