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Post by bljenkins » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:48 pm

Pleae help me to understand
Harry is hospitalized with bacterial pneumonia. When you vist him, his teeth are chattering, his skin is cool and clammy to the touch, and he complains of feeling cold even though his room is quite warm. Explain his symptoms.

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Post by canalon » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:43 am

Poor Harry. I guess he did spent too much time doing his homework in a cold and dark room, eating too little. When instead he could have spent a lot of time exercising outside and asking on the internet people to do his homework for him.

He deserves nothing more for such stupidity.
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Post by beluga fiction » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:00 pm

bljenkins wrote:Pleae help me to understand
hospitalized with bacterial pneumonia...his teeth are chattering, his skin is cool and clammy to the touch, and he complains of feeling cold even though his room is quite warm. Explain his symptoms.

When bacteria spread into blood our body react to contract the muscle to produce fever. At some point fever help the metabolism to fight the infection, alert the immune sistem, ... .

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Post by victor » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:14 pm

fever is initiated by a molecule secreted by macrophage which named IL-1 (interleukin-1). It's job is alerting hypothalamus' thermostate to risen up body's temperature in order to proliferate immune system units faster...
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Post by Jelanen » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:23 pm

Hyperthermia, diaphoresis...knew those EMT classes would come in handy some day
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