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Amastigotes in aspirates of spleen bone marrow, enlarged lymph nodes, and in peripheral blood monocytes. Formal get test; is a non-specific screening test for marked increases in IgG Relevance to Ethiopia In Ethiopia, Ieishmaniasis is caused by four species of Leishmania, namely, L. Many lowlands surrounding the central Ethiopian Highlands are known to be endemic areas. Mostly males are affected because of occupational activity (Helmut K and Ahmed Z, 1993). Procavia habessinica and Heterohyrax brucei are the main animal reservoir hosts for L. Frequently parasites infect not just the reticuloendothelial system but also the lungs, central nervous system, normal skin and blood. Parasites have been found in phagocytic cells in peripheral blood in upto 75% of patients (98%) in bone marrow aspirate. Severe diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis and recurring cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis are. Leishmania Mexican complex Geographical Distribution:-Central and southern America mainly in the rain forest of Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Venezuela. Habitat: Amastigote: Reticulo endothelial cells of the skin promastigote: In the gut of Lutzomyia sandfeies Morphology: Has amastigote and promastigote Life Cycle:-Same as the life cycle of Leishmania tropica except that the vectors are new world sand flies Pathology:-Causes new world coetaneous leishmaniasis. Parasitology 73 Leishmania braziliensis complex Geographical Distribution:-Tropical forests of South America and Central America. Reservoir hosts are rodents and some domestic animals Habitat: Amastigote:- In the reticulo-endothelial cells of muco-cutaneous tissues of nose, mouth, lips, larynx. Promastigote:- In the gut of Lutzomyia sandfeies Morphology: Has amastigote and promastigote stages. Life cycle:-Lutzomyia sandfeies are the main vectors and man acquires infection from enzootic area. Leishmania Mexican complex and Leishmania braziliensis complex have similar prevention and control methods and laboratory diagnosis as presented below: Prevention and Control 1. Amastigotes in stained smears taken from infected ulcers, lesions, sores and nodules 2. Immunologic tests Parasitology 74 Relevance to Ethiopia:- the parasite is not recorded in Ethiopia. Trypanosoma gambiense Geographical Distribution: West and western central Africa, extending from Senegal across to Sudan and down to Angola. Trypanosoma brucei complex (group) Trypanosoma brucei brucei (infective to animal but not humans) and the human pathogens Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (causing acute trypanosomiasis) and T. Metacyclic trypomastigotes: In the mid and fore gut of the Glossina (tsetse flies) Morphology: has trypomastigote and metacyclic trypomastigote stages Life cycle: It requires two hosts to complete its life cycle, species of Glossina as an intermediate host and man and other animals as a reservoir host. Trypanosoma gambiense is a saliverian trypanosome in which the trypomastigotes develop in the mid and fore gut of the insect vector so that infection is acquired through inoculation of the metacyclic trypomastigotes into the subcutaneous tissues with the saliva. In the blood vessels the metacyclic trypomastigots transforms into trypomastigots stage. There is multiplication of the parasites in the mammalian host and the insect vectors. The parasites can also be Parasitology 75 transmitted through blood transfusion, and congenitally. Trypanosoma rhodesiense Geographical Distribution: East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa, extending from Ethiopia down to Botswana. Morphology: has trypomastigote and metacyclic trypomastigote stages that are morphological similar to trypomastigote and metacyclic trypomastigote stages of T. The disease is transmitted naturally by wood land and savannah tsetse flies and also by blood transfusion. It is a zoonosis and has low prevalence, sporadic form of infection, and more prevalent in male than in females. Vector control: - By spraying vehicles with insecticide as they enter and leave the tse-tse fly infested area, -By using and maintaining insecticide impregnated tse-tse fly traps, -By selectively clearing the bush and wood areas especially around game reserves, water holes, bridges, and along river blanks. Thick or thin stained blood films or buffy coat from Micro-haematocrit or capillary tube centrifugal concentration technique. Relevance to Ethiopia Animal trypanosomiasis (Nagna or gendi) always has been a problem in many parts of Ethiopia (Tedla S, A. The species of vector of trypanosomiasis are to be found in Ethiopia are: 1) From the palpalis groupGlossina fuscipes fuscipes and G.
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N Treatment Options Medical Patients who have asymptomatic, small (3 cm), bilaterally enlarged cervical lymph nodes can be observed. Those with signs and symptoms typical of acute bacterial lymphadenitis (large, tender, erythematous unilateral node with no systemic symptoms) can be treated empirically for S. If cellulitis is present or if the patient is having severe symptoms, parenteral nafcillin, cefazolin, or clindamycin is appropriate. When lymphadenitis is secondary to dental infection, anaerobic infection should be suspected and clindamycin or penicillin plus metronidazole is effective. Azithromycin, trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole, or rifampin is effective early in the course of disease in preventing abscess formation if cat-scratch disease is suspected. Children 40 kg: 2545 mg/kg/day divided every 12 hours using either 200 mg/5 mL or 400 mg/5 mL suspension. Children 40 kg and adults 875 mg twice daily Clindamycin: Inhibits bacterial protein synthesis by binding to bacterial 50S ribosomal subunits G Children 16 years Oral: total dose of 825 mg/kg/day in 34 divided doses Parenteral: 1520 mg/kg/day G Adults Oral: 300 mg three times daily Parenteral: 1. Trimethoprim inhibits dihydrofolic acid reduction and sulfamethoxazole interferes with dihydrofolic acid. G Children 2 months Total dose trimethoprim 812 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours or 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 6 hours for serious infections G Children 40 kg or adults Oral: Trimethoprim 160 mg every 12 hours Parenteral: Trimethoprim 2 mg/kg every 6 hours Surgical Incision and drainage is useful if there is an abscess, especially due to S. Surgical excision or curettage is effective if nontuberculous mycobacterial infection is the cause. Removal of the largest node and necrotic nodes is sufficient because the remaining adenopathy will resolve spontaneously. N Complications Infection control is essential if a postoperative complication occurs. N Outcome and Follow-Up the patient can return home after incision and drainage or surgical excision, but close monitoring is necessary because of the potential complications. Mediastinal abscesses, purulent pericarditis, thrombosis of the internal jugular vein, pulmonary emboli, or mycotic emboli are all rare, but serious complications. Cervical lymphadenitis resolves completely in the majority of patients who receive appropriate antibiotic therapy. They are divided broadly into hemangiomas and vascular malformations, each with a distinct natural history. Lymphatic malformations (aka, lymphangiomas) are defects in the lymphatic system that present as swellings or nodules in the skin or mucous membranes of the head and neck. The malformation of lymphatic tissue causes an accumulation of fluid, which accounts for the clinical presentation. They are more common in females than males, at a ratio of 3:1, and more common in Caucasians. Sixty percent of hemangiomas are located in the head and neck, including the upper aerodigestive tract, and 80% occur as single lesions. Lymphatic malformations are further divided into microcystic lymphatic malformations and macrocystic lymphatic malformations involving the soft tissue of the neck. Vascular malformations have no gender or racial predilection, and most commonly occur in the head and neck. Lymphatic malformations represent 6% of benign cervicofacial tumors of childhood; they are seen in less than 2. Patients with Down, Turner, or fetal alcohol syndrome have a higher incidence of lymphatic malformations. N Clinical Signs and Symptoms Hemangiomas Infantile hemangiomas are generally not present at birth and first appear during the first 6 weeks of life. The initial proliferative phase occurs over the first year, is characterized by rapid growth, and is followed by the involution phase with subsequent regression. Complete involution occurs in 50% of children by 5 years of age, 70% of children by 7 years of age, and 90% of children by 9 years of age. Vascular Malformations Vascular malformations are by definition present at birth but may go unrecognized.
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Completion of differentiation results in the formation of tissues and organs that are capable of performing specialized functions. Folding occurs in both the median and horizontal planes and results from rapid growth of the embryo. The growth rate at the sides of the embryonic disc fails to keep pace with the rate of growth in the long axis as the embryo increases rapidly in length. Folding at the cranial and caudal ends and sides of the embryo occurs simultaneously. Concurrently, there is relative constriction at the junction of the embryo and umbilical vesicle (yolk sac). Folding of the Embryo in the Median Plane Folding of the ends of the embryo ventrally produces head and tail folds that result in the cranial and caudal regions moving ventrally as the embryo elongates cranially and caudally (see. Head Fold By the beginning of the fourth week, the neural folds in the cranial region have thickened to form the primordium of the brain. Later, the developing forebrain grows cranially beyond the oropharyngeal membrane and overhangs the developing heart. Concomitantly, the septum transversum (transverse septum), primordial heart, pericardial coelom, and oropharyngeal membrane move onto the ventral surface of the embryo. During folding, part of the endoderm of the umbilical vesicle is incorporated into the embryo as the foregut (primordium of pharynx, esophagus, etc. The foregut lies between the brain and heart, and the oropharyngeal membrane separates the foregut from the stomodeum (see. After folding, the septum transversum lies caudal to the heart where it subsequently develops into the central tendon of the diaphragm (see Chapter 8). The head fold also affects the arrangement of the embryonic coelom (primordium of body cavities). Before folding, the coelom consists of a flattened, horseshoe-shaped cavity (see. After folding, the pericardial coelom lies ventral to the heart and cranial to the septum transversum (see. At this stage, the intraembryonic coelom communicates widely on each side with the extraembryonic coelom. Tail Fold Folding of the caudal end of the embryo results primarily from growth of the distal part of the neural tube-the primordium of the spinal cord. As the embryo grows, the caudal eminence (tail region) projects over the cloacal membrane (future site of anus). During folding, part of the endodermal germ layer is incorporated into the embryo as the hindgut (primordium of descending colon). The terminal part of the hindgut soon dilates slightly to form the cloaca (primordium of urinary bladder and rectum; see Chapters 11 and 12). Before folding, the primitive streak lies cranial to the cloacal membrane (see. The connecting stalk (primordium of umbilical cord) is now attached to the ventral surface of the embryo, and the allantois-a diverticulum of the umbilical vesicle-is partially incorporated into the embryo. The continuity of the intraembryonic coelom and extraembryonic coelom is illustrated on the right side by removal of a part of the embryonic ectoderm and mesoderm. Note that the septum transversum, primordial heart, pericardial coelom, and oropharyngeal membrane have moved onto the ventral surface of the embryo. Observe also that part of the umbilical vesicle is incorporated into the embryo as the foregut. Folding of the sides of the embryo produces right and left lateral folds (see. The primordia of the ventrolateral wall fold toward the median plane, rolling the edges of the embryonic disc ventrally and forming a roughly cylindrical embryo. As the abdominal walls form, part of the endoderm germ layer is incorporated into the embryo as the midgut (primordium of small intestine, etc. Initially, there is a wide connection between the midgut and umbilical vesicle (see. The region of attachment of the amnion to the ventral surface of the embryo is also reduced to a relatively narrow umbilical region. As the umbilical cord forms from the connecting stalk, ventral fusion of the lateral folds reduces the region of communication between the intraembryonic and extraembryonic coelomic cavities to a narrow communication (see. As the amniotic cavity expands and obliterates most of the extraembryonic coelom, the amnion forms the epithelial covering of the umbilical cord (see.
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