Joseph Hilinski, Author at Clinical Advisor

Joseph Hilinski

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Streptococcal infections/toxic shock syndrome

Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome Also known as: Toxic Shock Syndrome Related conditions: Streptococcus pyogenes, Group A Streptococcus, Necrotizing Fasciitis 1. Description of the problem Serious infections from group A Streptococcus (Streptococcus pyogenes) may occur in children and adults, often causing high morbidity and mortality. These infections should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute…

Meningococcemia/purpura fulminans

Meningococcemia Synonyms Meningococcus, meningococcal sepsis, meningococcal meningitis, Neisseria meningitidis Related conditions Purpura fulminans 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Meningococcal infections caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis represent some of the most common and severe invasive bacterial infections in adults and children. N. meningitidis is now the leading cause of…

Infant botulism

Infant botulism Synonym Botulism Related conditions Foodborne botulism, adult intestinal botulism, wound botulism, inhalational botulism 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Infant botulism is a neuroparalytic disease caused by intestinal colonization by Clostridium botulinum. This organism produces a heat-labile neurotoxin blocking pre-synaptic cholinergic transmission leading to descending paralysis and potential…

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