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Doctor insights on: Different Kinds Of Staph Infections

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Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Yes: There are a lot of antibiotics related to different groups or families works on different spectrum of bacteria and also depends on the location of the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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What different types of bacterial infections are out there?

What different types of bacterial infections are out there?

Too many: Are you writing a paper for school? There are simply too many different bacterial infections to list them in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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What are diff types of staph infection, mrsa, etc?

See below: Staphylococcus are a genus of bacteria usually divided into coagulase negative and positive. The coag positive staph are staph aureus which cause many infections. Mrsa are resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins like methicillin. Mssa are sensitive to these antibiotics. Coag neg staph include many species like staphylococcus epidermidis which colonize normal skin and infrequently cause disease. ...Read more

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How many different types of herpes viruses are there?

How many different types of herpes viruses are there?

About 6: The two most common types of herpes virus r type 1 and type 2. Type 1 causes cold sores and type 2 causes genital herpes. With the sexual mores of today type 1 and type 2 maybe interchangeable. ...Read more

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How many different types of strep are there?

How many different types of strep are there?

Too many to list: You may consult this site for a start: https://www.britannica.com/science/Streptococcus ...Read more

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Are there certain bacterial infections that are prevalent in different parts of the world?

Are there certain bacterial infections that are prevalent in different parts of the world?

Yes: Certain bacterial, viral, and fungal infections are more prevalent in different parts of the world. If you plan to travel, you should consult with your physician about your destination and check that all of your vaccines are up to date. The hepatitis a vaccine is commonly given to travelers because the hepatitis a virus is food-borne and easily spread at restaurants. ...Read more

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How many different strains of pneumonia there are?

Many: If you mean how many different organisms cause pneumonia, a very large number ranging from bacteria, to viruses and fungi. A strain typically is a genetic variant of a kind of organism, the flu virus can cause pneumonia, but influenza a can have slight variations making one type of strain of influenza slightly different from another ( why every year you need a new flu shot). ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Yes: children who wear diapers can get different kinds of diaper rash. Common rashes can be from irritation alone, infection (commonly yeast [aka: candida]) as well as other infectious causes. If your child has a diaper rash, have it evaluated by your pediatrician to determine which treatment plan is best. Also, your doc can tell you a proper diaper care regimen to use, even when there is no rash. ...Read more

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Are all types of boils contagious?

Are all types of boils contagious?

Probably none: While the contents of a boil are usually infected, there is little transmission. You would have to insert the boils pus into an open wound on your body. Nobody I know would do this on purpose. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of acne?

Are there different kinds of acne?

Yes and no: Severity, location, and precipitating factors. For example, the bench-press guy with acne only on his upper arms and back can describe it as "acne mechanica". It's all managed on the same principles -- start easy, but use whatever is required. ...Read more

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Are therdifferent kind of yeast infection ?

Are therdifferent kind of yeast infection ?

Superficial & deep: Yeast (fungi) usually refer to those affecting skin and/or nails-superficial. These affect dry, moist areas of the body, like sweaty (athlete) feet gym, not showering/changing socks after playing; groin/vaginal areas, eg women on antibiotics causing overgrowth of skin fungi. Deep fungal infections are much more serious, and can affect any organs (inhaled-histoplasmosis), or immunocompromised pts. ...Read more

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How many different germs commonly cause impetigo?

How many different germs commonly cause impetigo?

Usually staph/strep: The two most common causes of impetigo are stahyloccocus (usually staph aureus) and streptococcus. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms for different kinds of vaginitis?

Multiple: Yeast infections usually cause a white thick discharge with itching, and bacterial infections usually cause a yellow to green discharge with odor. ...Read more

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Are there many different species of e coli?

Are there many different species of e coli?

Yes: See this site for information: http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/general/index.html/ May I add that scientists can create new species in the laboratory to perform specific functions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of MRSA or similar staph infections?

Depends on : Location of infection. Mrsa is an invasive form of staph that is resistant to some of the commonly used antibiotics. Staph infections of skin and subcutaneous tissues happen frequently and can be treated with surgical drainage and antibiotics. If it is caused by mrsa, the infection can quickly become uncontrollable. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of lymphoma?

What are the different kinds of lymphoma?

Lymphoma types: are based on their microscopic appearance, expression of proteins on the cell surface, or specific gene mutations. To name a few: Hodgkins Lymphoma (classical, Lymphocyte rich, etc.). B-cell non-Hodgkins (NHL) include: Lymphoblastic, Burkitt's, Diffuse Large B-cell, Follicular, Mantle Cell, Small Lymphocytic. T-cell lymphomas are yet another group: Anaplastic Large Cell, Angioimmunoblastic, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more