Lymphogranuloma venereum ----- Tetracycline Genital herpes ------- acyclovir
4.8. INFECTION OF BLOOD Bacteremia is defined as mere presence of bacteria in blood. It occurs in normal person after invasive medical procedures. The organism which causes bacteremia are less virulent and usually cleared from blood with in 3o min. Complications of septicaemia
. Infective endocarditis . Endotoxic shock . Acute pyogenic meningitis . Septic arthritis
Infective endocarditis 1. Acute endocarditis . It occurs in normal and abnormal heart valves and tissues with fulminant course resulting in death in six weeks time if not treated.
Etiologic agent: S. aureus
Sub acute endocarditis
. It occurs in acquired or congenitally damaged heart valves with less fulminant course resulting in death after six weeks if not treated. .Etiologic agent: Viridans streptococci