Category Infectious Disease
Microbial Mystery LITFL FB 340

Escaping bugs

A 13-year old female with pyelonephritis is being treated with ceftriaxone. Enterobacter cloacae is cultured. Got a problem with that?
Microbial Mystery LITFL FB 340

Fever in a spinal patient

A woman had a spinal injury from a car crash at 2 years of age; she since had spinal surgery and has a baclofen pump. Now she has a fever - what's the cause?
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CAP Challenge!

Australia CAP - 'Microbial Mystery' of case-based Q&As focusing on causative organisms and antibiotic selection.
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Gram Negative Diplococci

21 year-old presenting to the emergency department with fevers and agitation. His lumbar puncture confirms Gram Negative Diplococci
Moriz Kaposi (1837-1902) 340

Moriz Kaposi

Moriz 'Kohn' Kaposi (1837 – 1902) was a Hungarian physician and dermatologist. Provided first, descriptions of systemic lupus erythematosus (1869/1872); Kaposi Sarcoma (1872); xeroderma pigmentosum (1882); lichen ruber moniliformis (1886); and varicelliform eruption (1887)

Kaposi Sarcoma

Kaposi Sarcoma: An idiopathic pigmented sarcoma of the skin. Red nodules of varying size develop in the skin initially appearing on the sole of the foot then affecting the hands, progressing to affect the rest of the body.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2012

Reviewed and revised 8 January 2016 OVERVIEW The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) is a joint collaboration of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine that seeks to reduce mortality from severe sepsis and septic shock…
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Antibiotic Guidelines in ICU

Antibiotic guidelines vary between ICUs. This variation is based on local causes of infections, resistance patterns, availability and patient factors. However, the principles of appropriate use of antibiotics are universal... as are the common errors!
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Nosocomial Infections in ICU

COMMON NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS COMMON NOSOCOMIAL ORGANISMS MRSA Coag negative Staph Enterococcus (faecalis, faecium) -> produces VRE Pseudomonas aeruginosa Acinetobacter baumanii Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Enterobacter spp. Klebsiella spp. E. coli Serratia marcescens Proteus spp. Candida spp. (albicans, glabrate, krusei) RISK FACTORS Patient…
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Other Bacteria

MYCOBACTERIUM organisms: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum, M. microtti, and M. canetti Tb insoniazid + rifampicin + pyrazinamide + ethambutol streptomycin ciprofloxacin Non-Tb rifampicin dapsone clofazimine kansassi: ciprofloxacin fortuitum: ciprofloxacin avium-intracellulare: clarithromycin, azithromycin chelonae: clarithromycin, azithromycin INTRACELLULAR ORGANISMS Mycoplasma…