on July 21, on 80-year-old woman sought treatment in the emergency department of a hospital in central Ohio because of a still jaw and dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing). on examination, she had slightly slurred speech and difficulty opening her mouth but no difficulty breathing. a wood splinter from a forsythia bush had been lodged in her left shin for approximately 1 week; the wound site was erythematous and draining purulent material. the emergency room diagnosed the disease and admitted the woman to the hospital. Treatment included immune globulin (3000 units) and toxoid (0.5 cc) and intravenous clindamycin because of a reported history of penicillin allergy.
the patient had no history of any previous vaccinations for the disease. she had been treated at an undetermined time in the 1960s for an infected wound associated with a fractured ankle. In addition, she had sought medical care periodically for treatment of hypertension and other medical problems.
The patient’s clinical status gradually deteriorated, and mechanical ventilation was required because of increasing generalized rigidity, apnea (cessation of breathing), pneumonia, and local infection from her leg wound.
Despite aggressive treatment, the patient died on August 5.
As a result of this case, a public health nurse instituted community-wide educational activities to increase vaccination coverage among adults..
1- What is the disease?
2- Name and describe the causative organism.
3- Describe the mechanism(s) by which this organism cause disease.
4- Describe the methods used for treating this disease?
5- Describe the methods used for preventing this disease?
6- Describe the drug, clindamycin, that was used to treat the patient.
I would like you to use a narrative style of writing the answers (do not simply list question numbers/bullet points with short answers next to them)
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