Herpes Simplex Virus 1 infection : Herpes Labialis

Herpes labialis (Orolabial Herpes/ Cold Sore/ Fever blister) is an infection of the lip by herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). The sores around the mouth typically heal within 2–3 weeks, but the herpes virus remains dormant in the facial nerves, following orofacial infection, periodically reactivating (in symptomatic people) to create sores in the same area of…

Meningitis : Causative Agents and Lab diagnosis

Objective 1: To list the important causative agents of meningitis. TYPES OF MENINGITIS Acute Pyogenic Meningitis Aseptic Meningitis Chronic Meningitis Tuberculous Fungal Syphillitic Protozoal Helminthe Causative agents of acute pyogenic meningitis • Neonates– Escherichia coli– Group B streptococci– Listeria monocytogenes– Streptococcus pneumoniae • Children– Neisseria meningitidis– Streptococcus pneumoniae,– Haemophilus influenzae • Adults– Streptococcus pneumoniae,– Neisseria meningitidis • Elderly– Listeria species…