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Chronic Wound Infection

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Chronic Wound Infections are a result of various bacterial and fungal pathogens, including Salmonella and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as well as some chronic infections like leprosy (Hansen’s disease) and tetanus.

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  1. Salmonella can cause chronic wound infections, with S.Typhi and S.Paratyphi being common culprits. Treatment for Salmonella infections typically involves the use of Ciprofloxacin.
  2. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is responsible for tuberculosis, which spreads through the air. Treatment for tuberculosis usually involves a combination of medications, including Rifampicin, INH, and Pyrizinamide.
  3. Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, is caused by M. Lepra and can affect the skin, upper respiratory tract, and peripheral nerves. Treatment for leprosy involves a multidrug therapy regimen that includes Dapsone, Rifampicin, and Clofazimine.
  4. Leprosy reactions can occur during treatment and are characterized by erythematous skin lesions, swollen and tender nerves, and other symptoms.
  5. Tetanus is caused by Cl. Tetani and is characterized by muscle spasms and other neurological symptoms. Treatment involves isolation, wound care, administration of anti-tetanus globulin and antibiotics, sedation, and respiratory support.

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