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A 45, F walks into your clinic with symptoms of purging stools, a well characteristic dermatological rash which appears to occur around the neck and dementia. Which vitamin is she deficient of?
The woman has pellagra deficient of Vitamin B3 (niacin)
A 42, M is admitted to the clinic with severe chest pain radiating to his left arm and jaw. An ECG reveals an ST elevation on Lead V1-v4. Which artery is most likely affected?
V1-V4 is supplied by the LAD from LCA.
1. Common Bacterial Diseases. What are some human diseases caused by bacteria and what are their respective modes of transmission?
The main human bacterial infections transmitted by respiratory secretions (sneezes, coughing) and saliva are bacterial pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough (pertussis), diphtheria, and bacterial meningitis. The main bacterial diseases transmitted by blood or sexual contact are gonorrhea and syphilis. The main bacterial diseases transmitted by animal vectors are the bubonic plague, endemic typhus, and leptospirosis. Some bacterial diseases transmitted through the fecal-oral route and contaminated food are cholera and typhoid fever. Other important bacterial infections are Hansen's disease, possibly transmitted by saliva and contact with injured skin and mucosae; trachoma, an eye disease transmitted by ocular secretions; and tetanus, which is transmitted when the etiological agent enters the body through skin wounds.
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