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How commonly does pseudomonas aeruginosa infect the lungs?

How commonly does pseudomonas aeruginosa infect the lungs?

Common in the ICU: It is not common to get this infection in a normal host, that is someone who is healthy otherwise. This kind of pneumonia is fairly common in patients who become very ill from some other problem are require support in the intensive care unit, who otherwise have weakened immune systems, or who have cystic fibrosis which is a genetic disease, involving abnormally thick mucous in the lung. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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When infected with streptococcus pyogenes bacterium, how come lungs sound wet on ausculation?

When infected with streptococcus pyogenes bacterium, how come lungs sound wet on ausculation?

Inflammation: In many pneumonias inflammation causes fluid to exude into the alveoli and bronchioles causing wet rales and rhonchi. ...Read more

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How prevalent is pseudomonas aeruginosa in the us?

Varies: This bacteria is a relatively common cause of hospital acquired infections. It is also an important cause of infection in patients with cystic fibrosis. To get an idea of how common in hospitalized patients it is seen in up to 4/1000 patient discharges from the hospital and is responsible for about 10% of hospital acquired infections. ...Read more

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How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?

How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?

By changing genes: This is not completely understood, but there is experimental evidence from animal experiments and such, that the pseudomonas grown in a low phosphate environment will respond on changes in what genes the germ activates. These changes lead the bacteria to make chemicals that increase its ability to grow and cause damage. In patients with low phosphate levels this may mean > risk of infection. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus pneumoniae get cleared from the host?

How does streptococcus pneumoniae get cleared from the host?

Strep: With antibiotics that the bacteria is sentivie to and the immune system. ...Read more

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My mom has pseudomonas putida infection in lungs. What are the ways a human can contract this infection?

My mom has pseudomonas putida infection in lungs. What are the ways a human can contract this infection?

By having bad luck..: P. Putida is a very common germ that lives in soil and freshwater environments all over the world. Many types of bacteria are in soil. Sometimes, people who work around soil can get sick from inhaling germs from soil, compost, dust thrown into the air during outdoors work, etc... Soil germs can also enter through skin wounds. Doctors can evaluate to see what antibiotics are needed for treatment. ...Read more

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Infection by klebsiella bacteria? Where does it come from?

Infection by klebsiella bacteria?  Where does it come from?

Bacillus: Klebsiella is a gram negative bacillus found in the intestines that may cause pneumonia, urinary tract infections and one form of the bug is associated with multiple abscesses. ...Read more

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How does staphylococcus aureus cause disease or sickness?

How does staphylococcus aureus cause disease or sickness?

Usually doesn't: A common bacteria found on the skin of the body. Can cause infection if it gets into a cut or wound. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus pneumoniae attack the body?

How does streptococcus pneumoniae attack the body?

Vague question: Strep pneumo can cause pneumonia, endocarditis, meningitis, ear infection and infections at other sites. Please note and vaccine is available against Strep pneumo, Pneumovac. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus bacteria enter the ear?

How does streptococcus bacteria enter the ear?

Otitis: Streptococci may enter the middle ear by travelling up the eustacian tube from the opening into the nasopharynx where these organisms are often resident. If you are asking about the external ear, then they come from the environment and the surface of the skin. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus pyogenes cause the necrotising fasciitis infection?

How does streptococcus pyogenes cause the necrotising fasciitis infection?

Tissue Invasion: Strep can invade normal tissue which makes it potentially very dangerous. Necrotizing faciitis is typically multiple bacteria working together. ...Read more

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How does chlamydia cause bacterial conjunctivitis in babies?

How does chlamydia cause bacterial conjunctivitis in babies?

During birth infecti: If mother has chlymadia , duing birth baby can catch infection. ...Read more

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How does streptococcus pneumoniae attack and spread?

How does streptococcus pneumoniae attack and spread?

Strep pneumoniae: This bacterium generally causes sudden shaking chills followed by a fever. The lungs are the common target,but it can also cause meningitis and sometimes causes acute septicemia(blood poisoning) spreading throughout the body which is a dire situation. ...Read more

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I know that MRSA and mssa bacteria lives on most peoples skin. Does soap kill the bacteria?

See below: Some soaps may kill the bacteria, but most likely the number of bacteria is simply reduced as it get washed off. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Pre-existing lung DZ: Patient with COPD or cysytic fibrosis or bronchiectasis are more likely to have pseudomonas infection as well as those on a mechanical ventilator. ...Read more

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In what way does bacterial pneumonia spread?

In what way does bacterial pneumonia spread?

It does not: Bacterial pneumonia is caused by inhalation of organisms that we are colonized with into the airway. So it is not spread person to person per se. From living our daily lives we pick up germs that live in our mouth and nose, sometimes these germs can get into the lung from aspirating tiny secretions. This is more likely when we are weakened in some way, for example a person is weak with poor cough. ...Read more

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How does clostridium perfringens attack and spread around the body?

How does clostridium perfringens attack and spread around the body?

Gas gangrene: C. Perfringens is the classical cause of gas gangrene when bacterial spores are introduced into muscle in the setting of a (classically) war time injury. ...Read more

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How does sars differ from bacterial pneumonia?

How does sars differ from bacterial pneumonia?

Virus: Sars in caused by a virus, which is a different kind of infectious organism compared to bacterial pneumonia. One consequence of this is that there is no antibiotic treatment for sars, and one must rely on support of the patient until the infection runs its course. ...Read more

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