Causes of Splenomegaly

“CHICAGO” C – Cancer H – Haematological malignancies – anaemia, leukaemia, lymphoma, I – Infection (CMV, HEP, HIV, TB, parasitic (malaria)). EBV is the most common community acquired Inflammation – sarcoid, amyloid C – Congestion; portal hypertension A – Autoimmune(RA, SLE)...

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Cellulitis

Introduction Cellulitis is caused by bacterial infection of the dermis layer of the skin and the deeper subcutaneous tissues. Often the infection is due to a break or puncture to the skin which allows...

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Chagas Disease

Organism One of two diseases cause by Trypanosome parasites Transmission Via the triotimine bugs (bite at night) – blood sucking reduvids –transmit when faeces come into contact with blood/mucosal surfaces. Epidemiology Caused by Trypanosome cruzi...

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Cholera

Organism vibrio cholerae (gram negative) incubation- avg 3 days Transmission Faecal – oral Small infecting dose may lead to carrier state Large infecting dose will lead to overt disease. Epidemiology May become endemic where...

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