Diseases exam 1
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Diseases exam 1
Diseases for exam 1
What is the vector of Baylisascaris?
What is the route of transmission for Baylisascaris?
Ingestion of infected egg by accidentally putting dire or animal excrement in mouth
What are some S&S of Baylisascaris?
Lack of attn
Loss of muscle ctrl
Brain damage on MRI
The hosts for Baylisascaris are ___ & ____.
Raccoon and Human
What methods could be employed to prevent Baylisascaris?
Watch sm children closely
The primary tx for Baylisascaris is ___ & secondary are ___ & ___.
Mebendazole & Ivermectin
What causes Balisascaris eggs to hatch in a human host?
The mosquito is the vector for ____ ____.
How does Wucheria bancrofti enter the body?
When a mosquito bites it leaves behind the larve
What the S&S of Wushereria bancrofti?
Pedal edema causing weeping
Blocked lymph sys
Who are the hosts for W. bancrofti?
Mosquito & human
According to the CDC what is the tx for W. bancrofti?
How does W. bancrofti operate?
Lays in the lungs during the day & moves to the skin surface at night to be picked up by other mosquitos
The 2 vectors for Schistosomiasis are what and what?
Fresh water snails
Skin contact w/contaminated water is the transmission route for ____.
What are the S&S for Schistosomiasis?
None for several days
Then rash or itchy skin
1-2 mos → fever, chills, cough, muscle aches
What are the chronic effects of Schistosomiasis?
What actually causes the S&S of Schistosomiasis?
S&S are caused by eggs rather than the worms themselves
What method is used to diagnosis Schistosomiasis?
Blood test 6-8 wks aft exposure
What is the tx for Schistosomiasis?
How do you prevent exposure to Schistosomiasis?
Avoid swimming or wading in water in countries where Schistosomiasis exists
Boil water for 1 min b/f bathing