$15.00 Re-emerging Health Conditions
There are conditions emerging today which have not been a threat to our society in many years. However, they are now emerging again, and you as a member of the health care team, need to be aware of them and the risks they impose. Can you identify three of these and describe them, their symptoms, how they are diagnosed, the prognosis for each, and why are considered to be a threat to public health and wellness at this time. What preventive measures, if any, are being used to stop these conditions from becoming the threat they were 20-50 years ago?
Three re-emerging medical conditions
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Preview: ... l stenosis (block of the airway). This is a life threatening condition that requires immediate intubation. It is diagnosed with a neck/Chest Xray. The bacteria can be identified by a culture of the back of the throat. Treatment is usually supportive measures and antibiotics. When recognized the prognosis is fairly good however several patients died due to delay in intervention. One theory that explains the return of Diphtheria at least in the adult population is that the vaccination has worn off after several decades. Booster immunization is becoming a standard practice and the vaccine is compounded with Tetanus booster. CDC keeps a close record of Diphtheria cases and outbreaks and reacts quickly to isolate the source and prevent further spread. Influenza or the flu is a cyclical illness that over centuries h ...
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