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Injuries to the Extremities: Infectious Injuries.

Authors
Ray-GC
Source
NIOSH 1979 Jun:59-61
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091697
Abstract
The role played by a patient's profession, occupation, and recreation habits in the diagnosis of atypical infections of the extremities is discussed. Veterinarians, animal handlers, pet owners, trainers, and research workers are infected through animal bites. Research workers, medical and dental technicians contact or transmit diseases through accidents or poor laboratory techniques, Herpes simplex virus diagnosis in such instances are treated more rapidly when this is kept in mind. The environment of specific geographical areas can be a guideline in diagnoses. Marine biologists and students and fishermen become infected with Microbacterium marinum. The trapper can have a case of tularemia; a hide or wool worker can have anthrax; a jungle missionary or Peace Corps worker can have Cutaneous leishmaniasis; sporotrichosis can be contacted by rose gardeners and foresters. For an expedient diagnosis of infectious diseases of the extremities, the author recommends that physicians evaluate the health habits, recreation and profession of patients.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-78-0053; Infectious-diseases; Injuries; Antibiotics; Medical-treatment; Bacterial-infections; Hygiene; Sanitation; Upper-limbs; Lower-limbs;
Publication Date
19790601
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1979
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-210-78-0053
NIOSH Division
DTS;
Priority Area
Infectious Diseases; Disease and Injury;
Source Name
Occupational Safety and Health Symposia 1978, Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
AZ; OH;
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