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Unit 7 Bacterial diseases of lower respiratory tract

Question Answer
Legionella pneumophilia causes Legionnaire's disease
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare mycobacterium that causes pneumonia in HIV and immunosuppressed patients
Streptococcus pneumoniae causes 90% of all pneumonia. Hallmark-blood in sputum
Bacillus Anthracis causes wool-sorter's disease
Whooping cough characterized by fits of coughing with a "whooping" sound
Bordetella pertussis pathogen that causes whooping cough
Pulmonary anthrax AKA wool-sorter's disease
Which bacterial pathogens cause pneumonia? Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, Klebsiella pneumoniae
Pontiac Fever milder form o Legionnaire's disease
Nasopharyngeal swab preferred source of specimen collection for whooping cough
Mycobacterium tuberculosis most important cause of chronic pneumonia globally
How is tuberculosis transmitted? via respiratory droplets in the air
How is whooping cough transmitted? respiratory secretions
These environmental sources are implicated in Legionnaire's disease air-cooling systems, respiratory therapy devices, whirl pool spas, showers
Klebsiella pneumonia associated with pneumonia in chronic alcoholics
Chlamydia pneumonia causes atypical pneumonia and is implicated in asthma
Haemophilus influenza associated with pneumonia in patients with cancer and diabetes
Mycoplasma pneumoniae this pathogen is the primary cause of atypical pneumonia or "walking pneumonia"
Which population of people is Pulmonary Anthrax associated with? ranchers, butchers, hunters, vegetarians
Symptoms of Legionnaire's disease high fever, chills, elevated WBC, chest pain

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