Thomas Marrie, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Chlamydia Psittaci (Chlamydophila)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Chlamydia psittaci — an obligate intracellular bacterium What is the best treatment? Treatment is with tetracycline or doxycycline for 10-21 days. Response to treatment is usually prompt. Some patients have severe fatigue that persists for 2-3 months following resolution of the acute illness. A…

Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Chlamydophila)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Chlamydia pneumoniae — an intracellular organism with a cell membrane but no cell wall In many series, it is the third or fourth most common cause of community-acquired pneumoniae (CAP). However, given the difficulties in making an accurate etiological diagnosis of infection by this…

Coxiella Burnetti

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Coxiella burnetii — an intracellular gram-negative bacterium that can form spores What is the best treatment? Doxycycline 200 mg as a loading dose and 100 mg, orally, twice daily (po bid) for 10 days is the best treatment for acute Q fever. The evidence…

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