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rapidly-spreading infection leads to destruction of tissues at sites of infection ... aka Flesh-Eating Disease
mosquito 'injects' virus into bloodstream where the virus replicates in the liver (causing jaundice), intestines (causing bloody stools and, sometimes, vomiting of blood), and gin
superficial skin infection causes granulomas on head/scalp
toxin causes complications; respiratory failure causes death in 70% of patients
superficial infection leads to cellulitis, then to myonecrosis due to toxins; complications - death due to CNS damage caused by toxins (sometimes complicated by gas formation, henc
recurrent chronic lesions (blisters) on face, fingers, hands ... becomes latent in local nerves and exhibits recurrence during periods of stress (physical or psychological); herpe
as endospores germinate, the vegetative bacterial cells begin to produce a necrotizing toxin that causes development of pustular lesions called eschars characterized by necrotic ce
slowly-developing (3-6 years) 'lumpy' or discolored lesions lead to sensory nerve damage and tissue
mosquito 'injects' virus into bloodstream; virus replicates in the CNS, causing fever and headache, vomiting, stiff back and neck, drowsiness, tremors, loss of coordination, convul
60-85% of patients develop an expanding red rash (erythema chronicum migrans or ECM) at the site of a tick-bite, ring-shaped after 3 days to one month; accompanied by flu-like sym
encephalitide that causes neurological complications that lead to twitching paralyzation, disorientation and hyperactivity
infection of liver and erythrocytes causes damage leading to chronic recurrent chills followed by high fever (104 F causes delirium, convulsions), sweating, headache, nausea, sple
superficial infection leads to formation of thin-walled abscesses that look like blisters or 'weeping' lesions with scabs
tsetse fly bite becomes painful and swollen in several days, then a lesion like a syphilitic chancre develops at site; then systemic infection via bloodstream develops, causing fe
skin lesions (painless pink, red or purplish 'bumps') develop at site of infection after 3-12 weeks, develop into ulcers that don't heal, then enter the lymphatics and 'move' up ar
mosquito 'injects' virus into bloodstream; this rarely fatal disease is characterized by sudden onset of high fever and rash together with severe headache, and severe muscle, join
infects and kills macrophages; whole body (liver, spleen, lymph nodes (buboes), lungs, meninges, skin) damaged, causing fever and massive blood clotting, which leads to shock, whi
damage to blood vessels causes fever headache, muscle pains; complications - damage to blood vessels throughout the body leads to impaired function of the kidneys, liver, lungs, C
overproduction of sebum causing skin to swell over pore
cercariae burrow through skin, then infect the bloodstream (causing fever, chills, sweats; back, groin or leg pain; urticaria), then infect the liver, where mature flukes develop a
inflammation of single hair follicle or sebaceous gland that swells with pus
skin disfiguration from chronic benign tumors
infection leads to sudden malaise, fever, muscle pain, headache and sore throat followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash and heavy bleeding in 2-21 days; complications include massive
grows on the skin, it induces a bright red inflammation, blister-like superficial lesions or more severe lesions all of which are perhaps related to hypersensitivity

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