Infectious Disease-Associated Syndromes in the PICU

Isaac Lazar, Clifford W. Bogue

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Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss some of the more serious syndromes associated with infectious diseases that are encountered by clinicians in the PICU. The syndromes discussed include necrotizing fasciitis, hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lemierre's syndrome. All of these conditions are serious, potentially life-threatening syndromes for which early recognition and treatment is critical to obtaining a positive outcome for the patient. We discuss the history and epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and management of each condition with the goal of providing clinicians with the most current information about each syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGastroenterological, Endocrine, Renal, Hematologic, Oncologic and Immune Systems
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages567-575
Number of pages9
Volume3
ISBN (Electronic)9781447164166
ISBN (Print)1447164156, 9781447164159
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Erhlichiosis
  • Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy
  • Lemierre's syndrome
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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