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Primary renal insufficiency; chronic cause; Addison disease (FA 332)

 +0  (nbme22#4)

Should use a potassium-sparing diuretic (FA 591). Triamterene and amiloride work by blocking ENaC channels.

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Chagas disease, trypomastigote on blood smear; cardiomyopathy, predominantly found in South America

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Question is asking about encapsulated organisms infecting CGD patients. E.coli is also encapsulated. Can anyone expand on this?

keycompany  Step pneumonia is the most common pathogenic organism in CGD, and the most common cause of pneumonia, otitis media, meningits, and sepsis. While CGD are at an increased risk of encapsulated E. coli infections, however, they are at MOST risk for S. pneumo. This is kind of just a memorization fact that you need to know about S. pneumo. +  
keycompany  Sorry english is clearly not my shit, but you get the point +  
biliarytree220  CGD is susceptible against catalase-positive organisms (FA 109), of which S. aureus is the one to look out for. It's not about encapsulated organisms, like I had it confused in my head. +6  
.ooo.   You are completely right about E.Coli being encapsulated and is also a CAT+ organism and patients with CGD would have an increased risk of infection for both S. Aureus and E. Coli. How you narrow down the two is the most common infections are S. Aureus and Aspergillus (FA 109 like mentioned above) and also using the pneumonic "Cats Need PLACESS to Belch their Hairballs" (FA 128) Nocardia, Pseudomonas, Listeria, Aspergillus, Candida, E.Coli, Staphylococci, Serratia, B cepacia, H pylori +4