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List Of Bacteria And Diseases They Cause
A pathogen is a germ: So whatever pathogen you pick - you can read about 'what' diseases they cause. Influenza virus for example, causes 'the flu' which is influenza infection. One germ can cause more than one disease too - for example 'varicella' or the chicken pox germ can cause chicken pox, but it can also cause 'shingles' or herpes zoster. You might want to look on wikipedia for 'general' information of this sort. ...Read more
I have read that many different organisms can cause pid, but gonorrhea and chlamydia are most common... So what are the other types of organisms?
E coli: Is the bug i've seen most commonly associated with pid or tubo-ovarian abscess. This bacterium is very abundant in the GI tract. ...Read more
Yes, lots: Not to make you paranoid, but there are countless things that cause disease. Many factors interact with our bodies in a way that can lead to disease. For example, a high salt diet can lead to high blood pressure, which can lead to kidney and heart damage, and damage to other arteries (like stroke). Type 2 diabetes is another complicated disease that can have to do with weight gain. ...Read more
Other then bacterial and fungal infection, are there any other types of infections that can caused granuloma of lung and nodules and symptoms of cough?
Granuloma: Granuloma of the lungs is typically caused by a fungal infection. A doctor may make a diagnosis of granuloma by chest x-ray or, if the granuloma is not apparently calcified, by computerized tomography (ct), which can detect the calcium that isn't evident on the chest x-ray. The images of affected tissue usually show scarring and calcification characteristic of a granuloma. ...Read more
Many causes: Obviously an injury to the soft tissues of your mouth or teeth can cause bleeding such as biting your tongue, a mouth ulcer, or dental work. An injury to the lungs or trachea would produce blood with coughing. And an injury to the esophagus, stomach, or upper small intestine such as an ulcer, varicose veins, or trauma may also produce this as well. When in doubt, visit a doc. ...Read more
Too vague: The question is way too vague. There's a three year post graduate residency devoted to the question you asked. Since most people aren't interested in this topic in general i assume you have a specific issue. Please re ask the question so i can narrow the focus and be more helpful. Thanks. ...Read more
No.: Not all bacteria are pathogenic (cause diseases in humans). There are many bacteria that live in the environment around us and do not cause us trouble. There are other types of bacteria that live with / in us and can even be helpful to us. We all have "normal" bacteria in our intestines that in most instances are helpful to us and do not cause diseases. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
What are the problems of mercury(element) that can cause allergic reaction to our body?What are the symptoms?What are the causes and effect?
Can you please list the common causes of kidney diseases. What are good forms of prevention and cures?
CKD: This would need a long answer. I have a more thorough article targeted at patients here: http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/04/what-is-chronic-kidney-disease-or-ckd.Html http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/03/who-needs-to-be-tested-for-kidney.Html. ...Read more
Yeast infection: also called vaginal candidiasis is a very common condition and not considered a STD. Yeast infection is caused by the fungus and some of the common reason is antibiotics. Diflucan (fluconazole) - antifungal medication and antifungal cream are drugs for treatment. Rec.: see your PCP for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Are most strains of HPV not harmful? Can only cause things of no concern(warts on legs and arms, etc). Are the cancer causing forms less common?
Many possibilities. : The most common cause is likely viruses, followed by a germ called mycoplasma & then pneumococcus. The presenting features af the different germs usually varies as does the appearance on x-ray. ...Read more
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