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Meningococal Septicaemia
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Meningococal Septicaemia
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Meningococal Septicaemia

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Meningococal Septicaemia is an infectious disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis. I created this presentation for my final year case study. I'd like to share this information with world.

Meningococal Septicaemia is an infectious disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis. I created this presentation for my final year case study. I'd like to share this information with world.

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  • 1. Mifrah Ziyard AHS/ MLS/ 05/ 53 Faculty of Allied Health Sciences University of Peradeniya.
  • 2.
    • A 35 years old man presented to the emergency room from an outside hospital with general malaise, low-grade fever, and purplish discoloration on his hands. He also had headache and hypotension. 10 days prior, he had return from a trip to sub Saharan Africa. Blood cultures were drawn and he was admitted to the intensive care unit. Blood culture bottles were sent to the microbiology laboratory along with a proper request form for culture and ABST.
  • 3.
    • Appearance
      • Fair man with Generalized purpura
      • Edematous eye lids
      • Entire hands are purpuric
      • Malaise
    • Temperature 38 o C
    • Lungs
      • Clear and equal breath sounds
    • Cardiac
      • Tachycardia
    • Blood Pressure
      • 70/50 mmHg
  • 4.
    • FBC
      • RBC 3.63 X 10 12 /L
      • WBC 14.3 X 10 9 /L
      • Differential count
        • Neutrophils 35 %
        • Immature forms 52%
        • Lymphocytes 10%
      • Hb 10.8 g/dL
      • HCV 30.6 %
      • PLT 20 X 10 9 /L
  • 5.
    • Sodium 134 mmol/ L
    • Potassium 4.8 mmol/ L
    • Creatinine 1.5 mg/ dL
    • Glucose 51 mg/dL
    • Amylase 117 U/L
  • 6.
    • Specimen
      • Blood
    • Gram stain
    • Culture Media
      • Blood Agar
        • Convex, Grey, Translucent, non pigmented
        • and non Hemolytic colonies
      • Chocolate Agar
      • Selective Media
        • Thayer Martin Medium
  • 7.
    • Oxidase Positive
    • Catalase Positive
    • DNAse Test Negative
    • Acid Production
      • Glucose: Ferment
      • Maltose: Ferment
      • Fructose: not Ferment
      • Sucrose: not Ferment
  • 8.
    • Modified Thayer Martin Agar
      • Convex, glistening, elevated colonies
      • mucoid colonies
    • Gram stain smear from aspirate of petechiae
  • 9.
    • Ampicillin/Penicillin
    • Ceftriaxone
    • Chloramohenicol
    • Rifampicin
    • Ciprofloxacin
    • Meropenem
  • 10.
    • Clinical Medicine; kumar P and Clark M; Elsevier Saunders; 6 th edition; Page 75 – 76.
    • Laboratory Exercise in Microbiology; Prescott H; The MacGraw – Hill; 5 th edition; Page 355 -357.
    • http://path.upmc.edu/cases.html
  • 11.  

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