By Frank E. Berkowitz
This e-book gains 121 case reviews meant to supply an method of the prognosis and remedy of pediatric infectious ailments. There are 3 sections: the 1st discusses the foundations of diagnosing infections, utilizing epidemiology, microbiology, and medical drugs, whereas additionally discussing the foundations of therapy; the second one, constituting the middle of the publication, involves case reviews. a short case state of affairs, designed to problem the reader to determine the reply, is via a dialogue of the case. The 3rd part comprises tables and lists approximately infectious brokers and their epidemiology.
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Other cutaneous lesions that can resemble HSV vesicles are (i) varicella – this is a generalized rash; (ii) bullous impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus. These are larger than herpetic vesicles, are often in different parts of the body, and a Gram stain of a smear of the lesion fluid shows numerous polymorphonuclear leukocytes and Gram-positive cocci in clusters. (iii) Candida infection – these are usually confined to the diaper area and inner thighs, and a Gram stain of fluid from the lesions shows yeasts.
Brain: Measles is associated with several different types of encephalitis. (a) Acute encephalitis: This occurs during or within a few weeks of the infection. In most cases it probably represents parainfectious encephalitis, or what is now called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). When nonselected children with measles have had electroencephalograms performed or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examined, these have frequently been found to be abnormal. Whether this represents mild encephalitis is unclear.