Susceptible to few drugs, often causes septicaemia. Susceptible to Ceftazidime, Cefoperazone, Cefepime, Cefpirome, Imipenem, Polymixins, Ciprofloxacin
Multiplies in blood and CSF disturbing circadian rythms. avoids immune system by using cyclical antigen coats.
Egg dropped in faeces and mature in soil. they are ingested and hatch in intestine. they penetrate the gut wall and migrate to liver then heart then lung. they grow and are then coughed up and swallowed.10-30cm adult can escape from any orifice though larval migration causes most morbidity.
Risk Factor - Bacteria
Co-morbidity with ATS
Increases risk of ATS
Often cause gut infection after oral broad spectrum antibiotic
Neutrophil driven, often causes cyanosis, hypoxia and right heart failure. Mucous is a problem!
Most common cold causer
T cells increase but there are less T cells
Mite burrows into epidermis. Papular eruption.
They multiply in Liver then RBCs. Can cause severe anaemia, haemolysis, pulmonary oedema, metabolic acidosis and hypoglycaemia. Most serious in P. falciparum
RF present but not Rheumatoid Arthritis. Often features in 'House'