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What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally?  Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between bacillus cereus, bacillus subtilis, and bacillus licheniformis?

Different species: These are different species in the genus bacillus. Anthrax bacillus is also in the same genus. You may Google each term to learn about their characteristics. ...Read more

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Is Vermox effective in eliminating blasto cystis hominus infections?

Is Vermox effective in eliminating blasto cystis hominus infections?

No: Metronidazole has been used but most times the organism is a commensal not a pathogen. That is, it eats with you, not you. ...Read more

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What pathogen causes croup in humans?

What pathogen causes croup in humans?

Viruses: Paraifluenza virus is the most common etiology, but other viruses (and other causes) can also lead to croup. ...Read more

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Is there a test for humans that detects tapeworms of both the Taenia and Echinococcus species?

Is there a test for humans that detects tapeworms of both the Taenia and Echinococcus species?

Diagnosis of Echinococcus species: Blood samples can also be tested using antibody reaction of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Broad-spectrum anthelmintics such as praziquantel and albendazole are the most effective medications. Feces can be sent to the lab for microscopic examination, ...Read more

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What are the 4 species of human malaria?

What are the 4 species of human malaria?

4: Plasmodium vivax, malariae, ovale, and falciparum, of which, the latter is the cause of most severe type of malaria. ...Read more

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Is freund's adjuvant found in any vaccines used on humans?

Is freund's adjuvant found in any vaccines used on humans?

Freund's adjuvant: Freund's complete adjuvant stimulates cell-mediated immunity leading to potentiation of the production of certain immunoglobulins this effect depends on the animal used. Use in humans is forbidden by regulatory authorities due to toxicity. Even for animal research there are currently guidelines associated with its use, due to its painful reaction and potential for tissue damage. ...Read more

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4 year old keeps getting overgrowth of bad bacteria in gut. C. Diff, enterobacter cloacae complex, proteus mirabellis..history of EGID. What is cause?

4 year old keeps getting overgrowth of bad bacteria in gut. C. Diff, enterobacter cloacae complex, proteus mirabellis..history of EGID. What is cause?

Many possible: causes including problems with motility of the bowel, intestinal surgery, antibiotic use, immune disorders, especially IGA deficiency, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease. Your daughter'a history of EGID may be the culprit. She will be best served through the care of a gastroenterologist teamed with an allergist and full examination for contributing factors to treat her. ...Read more

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How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

038.49: 038.4 septicemia due to other gram-negative organisms 038.49 other. ...Read more

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E.coil species grown in culture ans sensitive to netromycin, meropenam, gentamyci with tazobactum, is this true?

E.coil species grown in culture ans sensitive to netromycin, meropenam, gentamyci with tazobactum, is this true?

Lab is the key: There are many types of E. coli and some have more ability to cause disease than others. The lab can culture the organisms and test for sensitivity to antibiotics. This testing can then guide the type of antibiotic to use for treatment. ...Read more

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How rare is rat lungworm in humans in louisiana, usa?

Not common: Good that it is not common in humans in the U.S. It has showed up in hawaii and louisiana. Some of the things it can lead to are serious. ...Read more

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What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

What other organisms is yersinia pestis related to?

Yersinia: The plague bacillus is related to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and Yersinia enterocolitica. Both of these organisms can cause human infections but altogether different from plague. ...Read more

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What are some genera of bacteria that contain mostly pathogenic species...As opposed to genera of bacteria that only contain a few pathogenic species?

What are some genera of bacteria that contain mostly pathogenic species...As opposed to genera of bacteria that only contain a few pathogenic species?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more

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Is Mycobacterium Chelonae contagious from human to human?

Not really: This bug is everywhere in our environment and only people with immune problems typically are affected/ ...Read more

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Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results: 10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results:  10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae)	AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsible organism for your UTI and GBS is just a contaminant especially that the count is 10,000 ...Read more