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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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


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Who gets stec infections?

Who gets stec infections?

VTEC:STEC: Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children. Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more

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What is a meecer infection?

What is a meecer infection?

MRSA: Is this what you mean? It is an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It can be community or hospital acquired. It stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. ...Read more

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What infections cannot be cured?

What infections cannot be cured?

Too many to list: Good question, but it can't be answered meaningfully in this forum. Can you be more specific? Is there a situation you can describe that inspired you to ask this question? If not, then the answer is " too many to list.". ...Read more

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How are stec infections diagnosed?

How are stec infections diagnosed?

Routine: All stool samples from patients with severe diarrhea sent to the microbiology lab are plated on media selective for shiga-toxin producing e. Coli, and may be subjected to an enzyme immunoassay when received. Positives go to public health labs that do pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and gene studies for comfirmation. ...Read more

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What to do if earpierce infection?

What to do if earpierce infection?

Infection: Keep it clean. Apply neomycin cream daily for a week. ...Read more

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What causes yeats infection in woman?

Yeast infection: This is often predisposed to by use of antibiotics, steroids, underlying diabetes, immune deficiencies and sometimes simple changes in the normal organisms present in the vagina. ...Read more

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How you know if you have an infection?

Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read more

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Which type of infection could this be?

Not enough info: Sorry not enough info given to answer your question. ...Read more

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What might cause recurring infections?

What might cause recurring infections?

Low immunity: It is important to bring this to your doctor's attention so it can be determined it you are having a problem with immunity. Examples- diabetes, hiv, cancer, or other illnesses. ...Read more

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Why am I constantly getting infections?

Depends: You have have not been able to clear your existing infection so that it recurs, or you may be continually exposed to a source of infection; it really depends on what type of infection we are talking about here. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a nailbed infection?

Warm soaks: You can start by soaking your finger in warm water to encourage drainage of the infection. If the infection worsens despite doing this, you should see your doctor for a drainage procedure. Antibiotics can be used in more severe cases. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a gaseous infection?

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Yes: There is such a thing as gas gangrene, caused by infection with anaerobic organisms that produce gas as they grow. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having an infection?

Fever: Classic signs of infection are fever/chills, redness, and pain. Other symptoms depend on the specific type of infection in question. ...Read more

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Iceberg concept of infection and its importance?

Iceberg concept of infection and its importance?

The iceberg concept.: Implies that the clinical cases of a specific infection reflects the part of the iceberg above the surface where most of the cases go unrecognized. This fits for many infections but not all. Rabies, HIV and chickenpox are infections primarily clinically overt. ...Read more

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Why is my bellybutton smelling is it a infection?

Infection: Try cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide on a qtip, then apply topical antibiotic ointment. If not better, do a consult to get antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is an alds infection and how can it be treated?

HIV: Aids is the end stage of infection by hiv, a blood borne virus, through either contact with blood or other infected body fluid. It manifests by slowly destroying the immune system. Treatment is with a cocktail of usually three active medications, called haart therapy, under the care of an HIV specialist. ...Read more

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Depending on where infections are, are treated differently?

Yes.: Infections at different body sites are treated differently and are often caused by different microorganisms. A viral conjunctivitis (pink eye) would be treated very differently than a bacterial infection of a toe or an abscess in the liver. It is important to consider the location of the infection and the clinical setting and to know what the specific offending pathogen is to treat an infection. ...Read more