Terminology Tuesday: HAIs

Terminology Tuesday: HAIs

An HAI is a pretty common occurrence sadly, and they can be horrific and deadly. Healthcare Associated Infections can occur whether we simply visit our primary care physician, have an injection, or have a major surgery. According to the Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, the majority of HAIs are UTIs, surgery-related, bloodstream-related, or …

Terminology Tuesday: CAPS

Terminology Tuesday: CAPS

CAPS stands for Cryopyrin-Associated Autoinflammatory Syndrome, but in reality, this ‘syndrome’ is actually three different syndromes: Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID) This is the rarest and most severe type of CAPS, causing infection-like symptoms like rashes and fevers in newborns where no infection is present. The disease can cause blindness, stunted growth, and chronic …