Physical or func- tional obstruction of the abomasum or pylorus may prevent outow in more distal lesions buy discount trileptal 600 mg on line. The conditions discussed in this section are those that result in the syndrome called vagus indigestion purchase 150 mg trileptal with amex. This syndrome must be thought of as a complex or set of signs secondary to a primary lesion along the course of the vagus nerve discount trileptal 300 mg mastercard. Many cases develop bradycardia (heart rate 60 beats/min); however, not all cases develop this sign, and its absence should not rule out vagus indigestion. Bradycardia ap- pears to be caused by reex retrograde irritation of the vagus nerve, causing parasympathetic slowing of the heart rate. In indigestion with high left, lower left, and lower right some cases, rumen contractions occur more frequently quadrants affected. In all cases, primary lesions resulting in the rumen inactivity as early signs, and this may reect vagal syndrome of vagus indigestion should be sought be- nerve irritation. It also is possible that vomiting or nor- cause prognosis directly depends on the primary cause. The com- Evaluation for 112 Cattle plex neuromuscular act of eructation frequently is altered Affected with Vagus Indigestion because vagus nerve branches controlling the pharynx, larynx, and cranial esophagus are subject to inammatory Good Moderate Poor Total or direct traumatic damage in these patients. Retropharyn- geal abscess and pharyngeal foreign bodies may cause Pharyngeal trauma 1 1 signs similar to those caused by pharyngeal trauma but are Pneumonia 1 1 less common. Fibropapilloma 1 1 Esophageal lacerations from traumatic passage of stom- Actinomyces ach tubes, esophageal feeders, or magnet/foreign body granuloma retrieval apparatus may lead to severe cellulitis and associ- Lymphosarcoma 2 2 ated vagus nerve dysfunction. Fever, salivation, and severe inammatory swelling in Reticular abscess 10 1 4 15 the cervical region usually accompany any signs of vagus Liver abscess 1 2 3 nerve damage in these patients. Chronic choke may lead to Abomasal ulcer esophageal necrosis and similar signs along with profuse (perforating) salivation and reux of ingested food or water. Right displacement Occasionally in calves and adult cattle, severe bron- abomasum chopneumonia results in apparent inammatory dam- Right torsion age to the vagus nerve traversing the mediastinum. Usually signs of ruminal tympany develop several impaction days after the onset of the pneumonia. Passage of a Abdominal abscess 1 1 stomach tube in these patients relieves and resolves a Diffuse peritonitis 1 7 8 free-gas bloat, but the bloat recurs as a chronic prob- Advanced lem and results in weight loss because the animal eats pregnancy only during those times when the bloat is relieved. Idiopathic 1 1 2 Failure of eructation seems to be the major cause of 33 8 71 112 this recurrent free-gas bloat. Occasional cases of frothy- Good remained in herd and returned to, or exceeded, previous pro- type bloat may occur in association with chronic duction levels. Be- ing from extraluminal compression of the esophagus or cause volvulus involves the abomasum, omasum, and pressure on the vagus nerve and subsequent failure of reticulum, either neurogenic damage by stretching the eructation with chronic free-gas bloat. Vagal nerve damage secondary to right- damage the ventral vagal nerve branches with inam- sided volvulus has an extremely poor prognosis with only mation, pressure, or direct trauma. Valuable cattle that begin adhesions of the cranial and medial reticulum in this to develop symptoms of vagus indigestion following category and imply that mechanical dysfunction results correction of right-sided volvulus of the abomasum by from these adhesions. Most authors, however, believe omentopexy may be considered for abomasopexy or abo- that neurogenic damage to the ventral vagal branches masopexy following rumenotomy to ensure proper aboma- must occur even if adhesions are present. The diagnosis is vorable prognosis (10 of 15 cases had good outcomes) incomplete, however, until a primary cause of vagus (see Table 5-1) presumably because they tend to cause nerve dysfunction is determined. This obvious in some instances, such as pharyngeal trauma, pressure dysfunction is alleviated by surgical drainage. In referral omasal impactions associated with vagal nerve dysfunc- practice, a disproportionate number of cattle with right- tion are much less amenable to treatment. Many of these cattle have been af- fected for 24 hours or more before referral, thereby be- Clinical Pathology ing at high risk for subsequent signs of vagal nerve In all cases, thorough physical examinations (including dysfunction. Usually these cattle appear to improve for a rectal examination) should be performed. Elevated serum globu- Most distention involves the forestomach compart- lin may suggest reticular or liver abscess. Nevertheless, with ultrasound ment and the suspected primary problem is abdominal in as an aid, abdominal uid analysis may indicate perito- location, surgical intervention is necessary. The right cranial paramedian ploratory laparotomy and rumenotomy offer the best location can be a rewarding location from which to ob- means of making a denitive diagnosis of the primary tain diagnostic uid containing exfoliated neoplastic cause for the vagal nerve dysfunction. Acid-base diagnostic and prognostic advantages of these procedures, and electrolyte status is helpful in determining relative therapeutic advantages exist because the massively dis- degrees of alkalosis. This temporarily reduces however, that severe alkalosis always indicates abomasal the weight of the organ and also relieves pressure receptor or pyloric disease because some cattle with subacute dysfunction caused by massive distention of the rumen. Somewhat surprisingly, most vagus indigestion ceptors may be better able to instigate effectual forestom- patients have either normal acid-base and electrolyte ach contracture if indeed the vagal nerve damage has not values or mild hypochloremic hypokalemic alkalosis been extensive or permanent. Gamma glu- a Kingman tube may permit dramatic emptying of the tamyl transferase is elevated in approximately 50% of rumen uid, making the rumenotomy and exploratory cows with liver abscess but overall has poor sensitivity exam easier for both the cow and the surgeon. If peritonitis is suspected, broad-spectrum Abdominal ultrasound is very helpful in evaluating antibiotics should be used as well. Ultrasound can tions or uids are contraindicated because of existing help determine the nature of abdominal uid and pres- functional outow disturbance, although the administra- ence of brin or an intraabdominal abscess. Ultrasound tion of 1 lb of coffee by orogastric tube to adult cattle has can also be useful to image the abomasal wall to deter- had some dramatic effects on the passage of ingesta from mine the size of the viscus and any evidence of neo- the forestomach compartments and abomasum. Because of the poor sensitivity and specicity of teral calcium solutions are indicated for those patients biochemical markers of liver disease in cattle, trans- that are hypocalcemic secondary to reduced intestinal abdominal ultrasound is the most useful diagnostic aid uptake coupled with continued calcium loss resulting in making a diagnosis of liver abscess. If extensive adhe- and radiographs of the pharynx or thorax can aid in the sions are found in the abdomen or around the reticulum, diagnosis of pharyngeal or thoracic lesions. Following exploration diffusion test or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of the abdominal viscera, rumenotomy should be per- and a peritoneal centesis performed followed by cyto- formed and the ruminal contents evacuated. The reticular mucosa Some primary etiologies allow a sufciently negative should be lifted to detect adhesions between the visceral prognosis (neoplasms, vagus indigestion secondary to and parietal peritoneum. The abomasum and omasum right-sided volvulus of the abomasum, and diffuse perito- should be palpated through the wall of the rumen. Ab- nitis) that exploratory surgery may not be necessary or omasal impactions or extensive adhesions caused by indicated. Similarly, medical causes of vagus indigestion perforating abomasal ulcers may be palpated at this time. In average only require symptomatic therapy for the primary prob- size cattle, the surgeon may pass a hand into the omasal lem. Palpa- pregnancy, the cow may need to be aborted at an appro- tion of the caudal esophagus will detect the occasional priate time. Re- Postoperative care is dictated largely by the explor- ticular abscesses and liver abscesses resulting in vagal atory rumenotomy ndings. The primary cause of the nerve dysfunction tend to be located along the right or vagal nerve dysfunction should be treated specically. If medial wall of the reticulum, although the anterior- active peritonitis or abscess is present, broad-spectrum posterior orientation varies in each case. Fluid and electro- abscesses will be attached rmly to the reticular wall by lyte balance should continue to be assessed and treated. Daily rumen transfaunates, if available, should be ad- Large reticular or liver abscesses give the impression, ministered. A laxative diet with adequate ber (such as based on palpation, that two omasums are present in af- alfalfa hay) should be fed along with any other feedstuffs fected cows. Usually the abscess is located anterior to the that may stimulate the cow s appetite. Recov- by rm adhesion of the mass to the reticulum and by an ery is slow but progressive; even in those cattle that aspirate, the surgeon should proceed with drainage of the respond to therapy, complete recovery usually requires abscess into the reticulum by lancing the abscess as weeks. Negative prognostic signs include cated if the owner elects further attempts at therapy. Once a continued poor appetite, scant fecal production, recur- exploratory survey of the forestomach compartments is rent bloat, and rumen and abdominal distention. Cattle completed, a transfaunate from a healthy cow s rumen that have had large amounts of ingesta removed from the should be administered and the rumen and body wall forestomachs at surgery should not be allowed free access closed. If vagal nerve dysfunction characterized only by to feed, and particularly water, in the immediate postop- free-gas bloat exists, a rumen stula may be placed surgi- erative period. Most cattle with substantial peritonitis cally during closure of the abdomen; this will allow es- will not want to eat or drink very much at this time any- cape of rumen gas until healing of the primary condition way, and in many cases they look signicantly worse for occurs. Following the exploratory examination, if vagal the rst 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
We also briefly note that some of the inflamma- tory proteins associated with aggregated A` can also modify the activities of glial cells (e discount trileptal 150mg with amex. For example 300 mg trileptal visa, we observed a threefold increase in the numbers of microglia in cortico- striatal bundles of 24-mo-old rats (Fig 600mg trileptal overnight delivery. Many other molecular indices of activated microglial and astrocytes 94 Finch et al. Moreover, A` and hydrogen peroxide treatment of astrocytes increase the concentrations of nuclear proteins that bind to this element (128). Further work is needed with more markers of glial activation to define the interrelationships among astrocytes, microglia, and oligodendroglial changes during aging. There are multiple sources of reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress during aging. Oxidized groups of proteins increase during aging in rodents and human brains (reviewed in ref. In the case of rodents, we can absolutely rule out A` amyloids as a factor, because aging laboratory rodent brains do not accumulate A` peptides. Because caloric restriction decreases the amount of oxi- dized proteins in the brain and other organs (75,100), we hypothesize that this is a factor in the attenuation of glial activation by caloric restriction. Exami- nation of effects of aging on astrocyte production of reactive oxygen species might be very informative as a mechanism favoring subsequent neurodegenerative changes. However, corpora amylacea also immunoreac- tive for many complement factors (103). These somewhat scattered observations give a rationale for an in-depth analysis of how and why normal aging promotes increased expression of cytokines, complement factors, and other inflammatory mediators. Accumulations in non-neural tissues of extracellular amyloids during aging ( senile amyloids ) are very common in human populations (14,55,85,98) (Table 3). By amyloids, as noted earlier, we mean fibrillar proteinaceous materials that bind Congo red or thioflavin-S. Some of these proteins are pentraxins that form aggregates with a pentameric organi- zation (e. However, many other aggregated proteins do not meet the standard crite- ria for tissue amyloids, as noted in Subheading 4. Here we note terminology used by the general field of amyloidologists, which recognizes amyloidosis syndromes in three general categories: primary (idiopathic); secondary (associated with chronic inflammation, e. Myocardial amyloids can accumulate suffi- ciently to modify heart structure and function, causing arrhythmias and con- duction disturbances and they may be a significant cause of heart failure in the elderly (9,47). The aorta accumulates different (and unidentified) amy- loids, particularly in the medial layer (78). This effort might identify a new relationship between peripheral and central inflammatory processes of aging, in which amyloid depositions could be a variable outcome. Aging dogs have well-characterized accumulations of the A` peptide in cerebral vessels and as senile plaques (11,37,110,126). However, aging dogs also commonly have other (not identified) amyloids in the heart, lung, and intestine (118). Of great interest, the accumulation of amyloids during aging in different tissues varies widely between individual dogs (37,126) as it does in humans (Table 3). Next, we consider evidence for age-related increases in cytokines and other inflammatory regulators. Much data indicate a progressive increase in inflammatory markers in peripheral blood during aging in the general human population (e. These and other peripheral markers suggest that inflam- matory degenerative processes may be ongoing in many organs during aging. At tissue levels, there are also many indications of inflammatory processes during aging, which extend the findings on brain aging (Subhead- ing 4. We propose that a major feature of aging is the development of a general inflammatory tone, which, in turn, is a precondition for other specific pathogenic processes. It is worth serious thought that macrophage/monocytes may be a crucial determinant of the outcomes of aging in a wide range of tissues. For example, macrophage monocytes are prominent in brain aging (microglia), in vascular aging (foam cells in the arterial wall), and in the bones (osteo- clasts) and arthritic conditions of joints. Macrophages also produce estradiol in breast tissues and may thus influence breast cancer (71); this observation suggests that activation of macrophagelike cells during aging could have many other consequences to sex steroid sensitive cells in the environment. The slow accumulation of oxidized epitopes in long-lived proteins could be a fundamental background factor in these inflammatory processes. Among the mechanisms that cause protein oxidation is the nonenzymatic reaction of blood glucose with -amino groups (100). In turn, glycoxidized proteins can propagate free-radical reactions leading to crosslinking and the attraction of tissue macrophages (57,97). For example, tuberculosis with major host inflammatory responses frequently leads to systemic amyloidosis (104,119). Renal dialysis, through little understood processes that lead to the accumu- lation of inflammatory cells, is also associated with tissue amyloids (21,55). Thus, we may consider a global hypothesis of aging, in which chronic, ini- tially low-grade inflammatory processes progress during aging to become proamyloidogenic in different tissues. Translated as A characteristic disease of the cerebral cortex, in The Early Story of Alzheimer s Disease (Bick K. A unique fibril protein demonstrated in tissues from various organs by the unlabeled immunoperoxidase method. In each of these diseases, genetic mutations result in expression of protein precursors that undergo limited proteolysis to result in the formation of neurotoxic peptides. Of paramount importance is the deposition of each of these toxic peptide fragments as protein aggregates in the brain, which are manifested as specific neuropathologies. From: Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience: Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases Edited by: M. These neurotoxic peptide fragments become incorporated into protein aggregrates that are involved in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. However, the specific brain proteases responsible for these proteolytic events have not been identified. With the gradual aging of the American population, it is predicted that a larger fraction of the population will be affected by this disease. Proteolysis may also occur within the A` peptide at the _-secretase site, which precludes formation of A` peptides. It is not known whether different a-secretases produce the three different forms of A` peptides. In addition to `- and a-secretases, normal cleavage within the A` sequence occurs between Lys-? The selective 116 Hook and Mende-Mueller increase in A`1 42 and A`1 43 by mutant presenilins suggests that different a-secretases may be responsible for producing the A` peptide forms. The secretion of peptides routed to the secretory pathway are typically stimulated by neuronal recep- tor activation; indeed, muscarinic receptor stimulation of hippocampal neurons releases A` peptides (37). This enzyme is expressed in the brain, with the highest expression in the pancreas, as well as in the kidney and other tissues. Moreover, it will be important to test these candidate `-secretase enzymes in knockout mice to assess their likelihood as proteases involved in A` formation. It will be most exciting when authentic secretases are established, which is now an area of intense investigation. Knowledge of the secretases is essential for understanding the proteolytic mechanisms underlying the development of Alzheimer s disease. Huntington s disease is characterized by neuronal loss, especially of striatal neurons. Such neuronal loss may result in modified activity of the nigrostriatal dopamine pathway and lead to chorea (51). In grade 1, 50% of neurons in the caudate nucleus are lost, and the putamen and ventral striatum are intact. However, in grade 4, almost all neurons in the dorsal striatum have been destroyed, and ventral neurons are spared; grade 4 represents the end stage of the disease (52). The length of the repeated polyglutamine expansion is inversely correlated with the age of onset of the disease. In addition, the primary sequence of the huntingtin protein is unique (4) and possesses no significant homology with known proteins, except for a single leucine zipper motif (54).
The individual s personal sexual development and the current relationship also need to be understood to assess this 600 mg trileptal. As explained below purchase trileptal 150 mg free shipping, one of the early tasks in a course of psychosexual therapy is to take a very full and detailed history of the patient s sexual development and activity generic trileptal 600mg with amex. Such a history typically takes about 2 hours to complete, and is not, therefore, a practical alternative for the health adviser. The attached protocol, however, attempts to set out the key basic questions which are likely to provide indications for 157 appropriate referral and treatment. With this information, the professional can identify whether the patient needs active behavioural therapy to resolve the problem, or whether simple education or discussion with an experienced counsellor to resolve relationship or attitudinal problems is a more appropriate course. A counsellor is someone trained to help patients, usually outside a medical setting, to help themselves by making better choices about their lives, their behaviour and their relationships. As we have already discussed, a psychosexual problem is any problem of a sexual nature which has psychological origins. Examples of typical problems encountered by the therapist include: Vaginismus An involuntary spasm of the muscles in the lower third of the vaginal barrel, produced in some women when sexual or genital approaches are made either by a penis or a finger. The muscle spasm renders penetration impossible Dyspareunia Pain on intercourse Anorgasmia (female) / retarded ejaculation (male) The individual fails to be able to reach orgasm and finds this a problem Erectile dysfunction The inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for penetration Premature ejaculation Ejaculation which occurs before vaginal penetration or immediately after penetration Disorder of desire Loss of desire for sex can be apparent in both males and females, and can be a result of a variety of organic or non-organic causes Sexual identity issues Where an individual may have concerns about elements of their sexual identity and/or attraction In all cases, the sexual difficulties may be: Primary - when the difficulties are always present Secondary - when a condition has not always been evident and has become a difficulty following apparently normal sexual functioning Total - where the sexual difficulty is apparent in all sexual situations Situational - where the difficulty is evident at certain times or with certain people, but functioning is perceived to be fine at other times or with other people. The health adviser needs to appreciate how much courage it takes for the patient to admit to 158 having a sexual problem, however serious or trivial it may appear to the adviser. The health adviser is placed in a position of trust and reliance which the patient may not have experienced before and may not experience again for a long time. In the light of this assessment, the health adviser may be able to make specific suggestions or recommend some self-help process (such as suitable further reading material) or refer the patient to an appropriate agency. Suggesting to a patient that they be referred for psychosexual therapy is likely, in many cases, to cause a degree of alarm, often based on worries about what the therapy will actually entail. The health adviser s ability to reassure the patient by explaining at least in outline the procedures a psychosexual therapist is likely to follow may do a lot to ease the patient s concerns and assist in the opening phase of the therapy. With a few exceptions, psychosexual problems involve both parties to a sexual relationship. The therapist will therefore almost invariably deal with a couple together rather than treating the patient alone. It is by no means uncommon for one party to a relationship to present with a problem, only to find on further investigation that the problem lies as much with the other party as with the presenting patient. The first step will therefore usually be a joint interview to understand the patient s perception of the problem. If the therapist feels psychosexual therapy would be appropriate, the partners are then seen separately while the therapist takes a sexual history from each of them. These interviews are undertaken separately because the history, which will start from childhood and examine all aspects of the patient s sexual and relationship past in considerable detail, must obviously be 159 full and in depth: there may be aspects of that history of which the other partner is not aware and which the patient does not want to disclose to them (although such disclosure would usually be encouraged at an appropriate stage. The couple will then be invited back for a round-table at which the therapist will explain some of the issues giving rise to the problem and propose that the couple are (or are not) taken into a course of behavioural therapy to work with the problem. Although different organisations follow different protocols in the course of therapy, the Relate model, as an example, requires the couple to commit to abstaining from intercourse and spending three hours per week doing their homework (in addition to a weekly session of about an hour with the therapist) over course which they can typically expect to last for 16 20 weeks. The homework will involve following a programme of sensate focus, in which the couple gradually explore each other s bodies and discover what they like and don t like. This will lead, in the next stage, to touching and exploring the genital area, and then to arousal and possibly to producing orgasm before permission is given to resume sexual intercourse. The aim of the process is to enable the partners to explore their feelings in a situation which has been made safe by the removal of any fear of sexual intercourse being inevitably involved in it. The outline above is nothing more than a very generalised description of the process a therapist would follow. The therapist will plan a specific, individualised course of therapy for each individual couple. Not only will the initial plan differ depending on the analysis of the problem and the sexual histories, but each plan will develop and be fine-tuned week by week as the partners report their physical and emotional responses back to the therapist. Where this is not possible, or where extended waiting lists exist, the health adviser will need to know what appropriate referral agencies exist. There is no standard training requirement and no universally recognised qualification to practise as a sex therapist. Many general counsellors and counselling organisations will offer sex therapy as a part of their skill set. The complexities of possible medical and psychological issues which give rise to psychosexual problems, and the possibility of these being made worse rather than better by ill- informed, unqualified practitioners, is obvious. There are, however, various organisations which are generally respected for the training and the quality of their clinical supervision and management in the sphere of psychosexual therapy. The health adviser needs to take steps to check the credentials of organisations and therapists in his/her geographical area. In most local settings, the only organisation with a national network of centres offering psychosexual therapy is Relate. Some larger hospitals and psychiatric hospitals also offer psychosexual therapy and individual therapists carry on their own private practices. London: Vermilion, 1992 A good general introduction to sexual matters and sexual problems with in relationships generally Zilbergeld B. Men and Sex Glasgow: HarperCollins, 1978 A widely-acclaimed introduction to men s thoughts and attitudes to sexuality and sexual problems Heimann J. Becoming Orgasmic London: Piatkus 1988 A sexual and personal growth programme for women recommended by Relate and the Family Planning Association Kaplan H. The Illustrated Manual of Sex Therapy second edition New York: Brunner Mazel, 1987 Essential and beautifully illustrated reading for therapists Bancroft J. Can you identify anything in particular about the situation or circumstances in which it arises (for example after a drink / late at night / when the children are being difficult)? Information about family and home background (for example young children / sharing accommodation / living with relatives) Information about pregnancies, childbirth, miscarriages/terminations History of past illness and operations Use of alcohol, drugs or medication Any history or psychiatric illness What sort of work do you do? Can you identify stresses arising from work or home situations, wide family relationships, current lifestyle? The provision of psychosexual services by genitourinary medicine physicians in the United Kingdom. Human sexuality and its problems (Second Edition): London: Churchill Livingstone 1989 6 Nelson-Jones R. Practical counselling and helping skills: Helping clients to help themselves (Second Edition): London: Cassell Educational Limited 1988 7 Hawton K. They can create conditions that allow autonomous decision-making through exploring ambivalence, alternatives and encompassing wider circumstances. This will shape the reproductive decision, whether that is to continue to term with the pregnancy and mother the child, consider adoption or to terminate the pregnancy. These are crucial frameworks for the practice of health advising which need to be set against other professional responsibilities and developments such as making reproductive choices. These guidelines are not prescriptive and do not determine that this is a definite responsibility for health advisers. But after the shock of the diagnosis of pregnancy comes the difficult area of making decisions. However, as unwanted pregnancy is often seen as an aspect of sexual ill-health it seems pertinent to consider it for professional development. The impact of unintended or unwanted pregnancy in adolescence, in particular, is serious for future life chances and warrants a joined-up working approach, rather than leaving it to other sexual health service providers. When pregnancy has been confirmed a woman may need and value support with the decision-making process, whether to continue with the pregnancy, terminate the pregnancy or proceed with adoption. An internalized sense of duty due to externally imposed obligations means she may try to live up to the expectations of others and keep up appearances. If the health adviser s response was to give immediate medical referral4 for termination of the pregnancy it implies the patient has completed her decision-making. It would be wise not to assume the patient will be offered some other counselling somewhere else along the line, unless they are specifically referred for that reason. Termination clinics are often very busy places and running to tight schedules that also assume the patient has been referred because she is sure of her decision. Research shows she will then experience difficulty disembarking from a medical roller-coaster and this could lead to regret later. It requires the recording of a sexual history, of contraception use and may call for further advice about reliable contraception methods.
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Initially grows in the small intestine, and then The four major serologic groups, A through D, are com- spreads to the colon. Shigella contains a series of surface proteins that induce intestinal epithelial cells and M cells to ingest it. Foodborne and waterborne out- Like Salmonella, this organism injects proteins into host breaks may also occur as a consequence of fecal conta- cells, stimulating ruffling. Unlike Salmonella, the mination incidents that are most commonly reported phagocytosed Shigella uses a surface hemolysin to lyse in developing countries, where public health standards the phagosome membrane and escape into the cyto- are poor. There, the bacterium induces the assembly of by Shigella, which may account for some cases in the actin rocket tails that propel it through the cytoplasm. Children in daycare centers have a high When the bacterium reaches the cell periphery, it pushes incidence of infection, as do institutionalized individu- outward to form membrane projections that can be als, particularly mentally challenged children. This combina- Shigella has been attributed to ies, and epidemics of tion of efcient cell-to-cell spread and host-cell destruc- shigellosis have been reported to correlate with heavy y tion produces supercial ulcers in the bowel mucosa and infestations. Campylobacter Shigella is relatively resistant to acid, and can survive in the gastric juices of the stomach for several hours. This Campylobacter are comma-shaped gram-negative rods characteristic explains why ingestion of as few as that, on microscopic examination, are often paired in a 200 bacteria can cause disease. Ideal growth conditions for colon, where it causes an intense inammatory response, C. Shigella has no intermediate animal hosts; medium (10% sheep blood in Brucella agar containing the bacteria reside only in the intestinal tract of humans. As observed with Salmonella, infections are About Campylobacter Gastroenteritis more common in the summer months. Campylobacter is a coma-shaped gram-negative Escherichia coli rod,micro-aerophilic. Internalized by and lives in monocytes and that can identify specic lipopolysaccharide antigens (O intestinal epithelial cells; induces cell death, antigens) and agellar antigens (H antigens) associated bowel ulceration, and intense inammation. Colonize the small gastric acid and requires a high inoculum (more bowel and produce a cholera-like or heat-stable toxin than 104 bacteria). Survives well in chickens because of their These strains are a major cause of travelers diarrhea. It can be ingested by monocytes, where it can survive within the cells for 6 to 3. Endocytosis by intestinal epithelial cells and M small bowel and induce the polymerization of actin cells is also likely to occur. Once intracellular, Campy- laments to form a pedestal directly beneath the site lobacter induces cell death and tissue necrosis leading to of bacterial attachment. This process is associated ulceration of the bowel wall and intense acute inamma- with mild inammation and usually causes watery tion. These strains are transmitted by contami- Campylobacter can gain entry into the bloodstream. This disease primarily affects children bacteremia, often causing little or no diarrhea. This under the age of 3 years, and it is more common in strain s resistance to the bactericidal activity of serum may developing countries. Produce ing to vascular infections, soft-tissue abscesses, and verotoxins or Shiga-like cytotoxins that inhibit pro- meningitis. This species fre- drome is O157:H7; however, other toxin-produc- quently contaminates poultry, and its high carriage rate ing serotypes are being identied with increasing may be partly explained by the high body temperature in frequency. Cattle appear to be the primary reservoir, birds, a condition that would be expected to enhance and the disease is most commonly associated with growth of C. This organism is 10 times more ingestion of undercooked contaminated ground frequently cultured from commercial chicken carcasses beef. Spread by water contaminated organisms to cause disease) or food (requires 10 to 10 with human sewage in developing coun- organisms). The bacteria can also form a rugose an aggre- Spread by undercooked hamburger, unpas- gate of bacteria surrounded by a protective biolm that teurized milk, contaminated apple cider, and blocks killing by chlorine and other disinfectants. Vibrio is a slightly curved gram-negative bacillus nated apple cider, spinach, lettuce, or commercial with a single flagellum. Person-to-person spread can occur in culture medium (tellurite taurocholate gelatin). Spread by contaminated water (10 to 10 organ- found primarily in industrialized nations and usu- 2 4 isms) or food (10 to 10 organisms). Binds to a receptor that increases epithelial cells by the same mechanisms that Shigella cyclic adenosine monophosphate, and thereby uses. These strains convert to dormant state or form aggregates require ingestion of a large inoculum (108 organ- surrounded by biolm (rugose). Non-cholera toxin strains are seen in the Gulf of usually associated with contaminated foods in Mexico. Outbreaks occur in the hot seasons of The two primary strains of Vibrio associated with diar- the year. Fortunately, these strains do not About Yersinia Gastroenteritis produce cholera toxin, and they cause only occasional cases of gastroenteritis. Aerobic gram-negative bacillus; requires a large are usually found in areas of poor sanitation, where fecal 9 inoculum (10 ). Infects terminal ileum,and resulting mesenteric This organism is capable of producing large epi- node inammation mimics appendicitis. Acquired from contaminated meat products reported in other regions of South America and in Cen- and milk; grows at 4 C.
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