Disease Information for Meningococcus/chronic

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Fever and Rash
Purpura
Rash
Rash fades rusty/new spots occur/relapsing
Fatigability
Headache
Vaginal Discharge in Prepubertal Girl
Arthralgias Polyarthralgias
Arthritis and Diarrhea
Joint Pains
Joint pains Arthralgias in Children
Red or inflammed pharynx
Sore throat in Elderly
Sore throat/Pharyngitis
Sore Throat/Throat Pain
Throat Conditions
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Fatigue
Fatigue Tiredness Exhaustion
Fever
Fever episodes/3-5 days/relapse
Fever Febrile Possible
Fevers, low grade/recurrent
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Typical Clinical Presentation
Fever in Humoral Immune Defect
Fever in Asplenic Patient
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Arthritis Fever Rash
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Course/Indolent
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Asplenic status
Patient/Humoral immune defect
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Nasopharyngeal culture/positive
Microlab/Throat culture positive
Microlab/Bacteria capsule effect
Microlab/Cocci on smear
Microlab/Direct fluorescent antibody/DFA abnormal
Microlab/Gram negative diplococci/smear
Microlab/Niesseria meningococcus isolation/agent
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
High WBC/Left Shift (Lab)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Left shifted differential smear (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
WBC
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Rocky mountain spotted fever
Associated Disease & Complications
Arthritis
Vulvovaginitis/girl (prepubescent)
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Asplenic/splenectomy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Bacteria (category)
AGENT/Encapsulated bacteria (ex).
AGENT/Non-motile bacteria (example)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Carrier state occurs
Pathophysiology/Nasal colonization/commensural infection
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
RX/Cefotaxime (Claforan)
RX/Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)
RX/Cefuroxime (Zenacef)
RX/Penicillin
Definition
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NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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