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Doctor insights on: Fusarium Species

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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Are all the species of enterococci pathogenic or some of them are.

Are all the species of enterococci pathogenic or some of them are.

No. but...: Not all kinds of enterococcus are pathogenic. Your question seems to ask about staph aureus - which as a cause of food poisoning, doesn't make you sick by invading or acting directly as a pathogen. Rather, it grows and makes a toxin (a poison) in improperly stored foods - if one eats it, the toxin is what makes a person sick, not the bacteria itself. ...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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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 diseases are caused by the schistosoma species?

What diseases are caused by the schistosoma species?

Schistosomiasis: The creatures entering, or trying to enter, the skin can produce katayama fever or just a rash. The eggs can cause pipestem cirrhosis of the liver, fibrosis of the bladder which may have squamous cancer supervene, or stroke / paralysis from brain / cord involvement. Embolization of the eggs is the world's commonest cause of "primary" pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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Which species of malaria is responsible for malaria deaths?

Which species of malaria is responsible for malaria deaths?

Plasmodium: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and animals caused by plasmodium protozoa. Among the five species of plasmodium, p. Falciparum is largely responsible for severe diseases including cerebral malaria. ...Read more

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Can you tell me species of mosquitos that could transmit malaria?

Anopheles: mosquitoes are the one's responsible for transmitting malaria. There are actually hundreds of different species. I've even heard that mosquitoes are the most dangerous 'animal' on the planet - although I think it may actually be humans. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anopheles Interesting indeed! Good news is we don't have malaria in the U.S. anymore (unless it's an imported case!) ...Read more

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Can you please describe the diseases caused by the schistosoma species?

Can you please describe the diseases caused by the schistosoma species?

...: Schistosomiasis is caused by a parasite. The worms responsible are not found in the us, though worldwide 200 million people are infected. Infection occurs when skin comes into contact with contaminated freshwater, and can lead to itching or a rash. The infection can also impact the bladder, liver, lung, intestines, and less commonly the brain and spinal cord. There are effective treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could you treat a heavy growth of pseudomonas species?

Can you tell me how could you treat a heavy growth of pseudomonas species?

Pseudomonas: More information will be needed to answer your question. Where is the "heavy growth of pseudomonas species?" Is it from the skin, wound, urine, blood, etc; from an animal (dog, cat etc) or a patient? What is the severity of the infection; Is the person sick/admitted to the hospital? ...Read more

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Are all bellybuttons proportionally in the same spot across the human species? Can you share some sources?

Are all bellybuttons proportionally in the same spot across the human species? Can you share some sources?

Apparently.: There are no studies that say differently. There are congenital deformities that may affect location and appearance., some may have increased incidence in certain populations. Good question, but I can find nothing suggesting any differences, based on ethnicity. ...Read more

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How many known "species" of prions are there?

How many known "species" of prions are there?

Tough question: There are about two dozen known prion diseases caused by more or less distinct prions. Yet the underlying prions do fal, into two large classes. Then there are normal prion type proteins found throughout the body and in the brain. The truth is that this is afield of such new and active research that a solid taxonomy has not yet been developed (so far as i know). ...Read more

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What is the species of enterococcus found in semen culture?

What is the species of enterococcus found in semen culture?

None: Usually enterococcus are not found in semen culture. If one is found, it is abnormal and may represent an infection of the one of the genital organs. ...Read more

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Is 13 billion species to high to take for a daily probiotic?

Is 13 billion species to high to take for a daily probiotic?

?species?: I think you are talking about active cultures.At the point of production, probiotics have a specified number of active cultures(in billions) and usually include a dozen or more species. I've seen some tout up to 15 b active cultures and the number is fine. After the product sits on the shelf a few months the number falls.I consider it benign, and safe. ...Read more

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How do biochemical tests help identify an unknown bacterial species?

How do biochemical tests help identify an unknown bacterial species?

Bacteria: Different bacteria metabolize in different ways than others, and these differences and the enzymes used can be assayed by these biological tests and are used to differentiate one bacterial species from another. ...Read more

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Corynebacterium species was found in my wound culture. What does this mean?

Corynebacterium species was found in my wound culture. What does this mean?

Contaminant: Most likely it is a microbe that just happened to be present rather than one causing infection. Your physician can address this with you. ...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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Differentiate between staphylococcus and streptococcus species in terms of Morphology,Biochemical test and Culture?

Differentiate between staphylococcus and streptococcus species in terms of Morphology,Biochemical test and Culture?

Staph vs Strep: This is a complex subject that is not conducive to extensive discussion here. Suggest you get a microbiology text. Staphylococci are larger and grow more in clumps than chains. Staph that produce coagulase are species aureus, the others are a wide variety of less pathogenic organisms except for lugdenensis which has characteristics of aureus in producing disease. ...Read more

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What are normal results for legionella species antibody?

What are normal results for legionella species antibody?

Legionella: Normal if never exposed is negative. If you've had legionellosis you can have persistent positive titters. Rising titters suggest recent or ongoing infection. ...Read more