Pathogens 2

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Pathogens 2
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2010-11-23 16:55:16
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Pneumotropic Viral Diseases
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  1. THE VIRAL DISEASES
    • Pneumotropic Viral Diseases
    • Dermatropic Viral Diseases
    • Viscerotropic Viral Diseases
    • Neurotropic Viral Diseases
  2. Pneumotropic Viral Diseases
    • Influenza
    • Adenovirus infections
    • Respiratory Syncytial disease
    • Rhinovirus infections
  3. Influenza
    • Acute, contagious disease of the upper respiratorytract transmitted by droplet inhalation
    • Characterized by ability to modulate surface antigens
    • Acute onset with sudden chills, fatigue, headache, then 104 fever
    • Secondary complication often
    • Haemophilus influenzae
  4. Adenovirus infections
    • Over30 types of adenoviruses which cause the common cold
    • One strain may cause viral meningitis (aka asceptic meningitis)
  5. Respiratory Syncytial disease
    • Most common lower respiratory tract disease in children below 2 yrs of age resulting in viral pneumonia
    • When virus infects tissue cells, they tend to fuse forming“giant” cells or syncytia
  6. Rhinovirus infections
    • Over100 rhinoviruses
    • Major cause of the common cold
    • Causes croup in children

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