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You Can’t Sit Still with Beaver Fever. Presented By: Ruth Armstrong Deanett Shaw Christine Spanutius. Our Patient:. Anthropologist Just returned from New Mexico Diarrhea Abdominal Pain Fever Protozoal Cysts Motile Trophozites. Questions We Would Ask:.

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You can t sit still with beaver fever

You Can’t Sit Still with Beaver Fever

Presented By:

Ruth ArmstrongDeanett ShawChristine Spanutius


Our patient
Our Patient:

  • Anthropologist

  • Just returned from New Mexico

  • Diarrhea

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Fever

  • Protozoal Cysts

  • Motile Trophozites


Questions we would ask
Questions We Would Ask:

  • How long has he been experiencing diarrhea?

  • Are his stools bloody?

  • Does he have any other symptoms?

  • Was it possible he drank contaminated water?

  • Where his living conditions in New Mexico sanitary?

  • Has he been around others with similar symptoms?

  • Is he taking medications?


The suspects
The Suspects:

  • Giardia lamblia

  • Dientamoeba fragilis

  • Salmonella

  • Cryptosporidium parvum

  • Blastocystis hominis





Contraction of giardia1
Contraction of Giardia:

*note beaver swimming in background


Treatment
Treatment:

  • Tnidazole 2 gm orally

  • Nitazoxanicde 500 mg orally

  • Flagyl 250 mg orally


Preventing re infection
Preventing Re-infection:

  • Boil all drinking water for at least 1 minute, then refrigerate when available

  • Use a filtering system


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