Infectious Diseases

Treatment for Nocardia and Actinomyces

 

'SNAP'

 

  • Sulfonamide for Nocardia
  • Actinomyces gets Penicillin

 

 

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Vesicular rashes: Causes

 "CCSHE"

Read as She.  (Think: She's too rash!)

  • Chicken pox
  • Coxsackie virus (HFMD*)
  • Shingles
  • Herpes simplex
  • Erythema multiforme

*Hand Foot & Mouth Disease

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Typhoid (Enteric fever): Investigations

'BASU'

 Typhoid can be confirmed by various investigations and each of them becomes positive at various times in the course of the disease. This can be remembered as, BASU.

 

  • Blood culture in the 1st week (Bone marrow culture is better, but not commonly done)
  • Antibody detection (Widal) in 2nd week
  • Stool culture in the 3rd week
  • Urine culture in the 4th week

 

 

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Aortic root dilatation: causes

"ADAMS"

 

  • Aneurysm
  • Dissection
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Marfan's syndrome
  • Syphilis

Aortic root dilatation can produce various degrees of aortic regurgitation.

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