A 22-year-old member asked:
my father has developed bacterial infections. what is it exactly?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Many different ones: Most bacterial infections will respond to antibiotics. But you have asked a very broad questions, bacterial infections can occur any where in our body.
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Complicated: Bacteria are microscopic living things which can invade human beings and create inflammation. This is called infection. The types of bacteria involved and the areas of the body affected will vary greatly and if you have more information we can answer your question better.
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