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What are the micro-organisms other than streptococcus pneumonae which cause lung infections?

What are the micro-organisms other than streptococcus pneumonae which cause lung infections?

Many: Common ones include legionella, mycoplasma, chlamydia species (not the types which cause sexually transmitted infections). Many viruses can also cause lung infections. The list goes on. ...Read more

Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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Which potential problems does bacteria resistance to antibiotics in tuberculosis cause?

Which potential problems does bacteria resistance to antibiotics in tuberculosis cause?

Harder to cure...: If a person has a strain of TB that is resistant to some of the drugs that are usually given to treat tb, then the healthcare providers who are taking care of the patient have fewer "weapons" to treat the infection. Sometimes combining several drugs may help. Sometimes it may take many months of therapy to rid the person of infection. Being compliant with the drug schedule is very important. ...Read more

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What things have contributed to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, etc?

What things have contributed to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, etc?

See below: Bacterial resistance means that a bacteria is resistant to the bacteristatic or bactericidal effects of one or more antibiotics. There are many mechanisms that bacteria use to develop this resistance. They include the production of enzymes that degrade the antibiotic, altering the binding site of the antibiotic, pumping the antibiotic out of the cell after penetration etc. ...Read more

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What can cause klebsiella pneumoniae?

What can cause klebsiella pneumoniae?

Klebsiella pneumonia: It can be transmitted from person to person contact. It usually doesn’t occur in people who are healthy overall. In medical settings people who have indwelling intravenous lines, who are on ventilators or who have taken certain antibiotics over a long period may have increased risk. ...Read more

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Does the pneumonia bacteria cause any other diseases?

Does the pneumonia bacteria cause any other diseases?

Yes, there: are many types of bacteria that can cause pneumonia, and most can cause infections elsewhere in the body under the right conditions. ...Read more

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What three things can cause the lung infection pneumonia?

What three things can cause the lung infection pneumonia?

Bacteria, viruses,: Bacteria, viruses and fungi cause pneumonia. That is to say, there are hundreds of thousands of causes of pneumonia if not more. ...Read more

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What is Legionnaires’ disease? Describe this strain of bacterial pneumonia and its possible origins in human infection.

What is Legionnaires’ disease? Describe this strain of bacterial pneumonia and its possible origins in human infection.

Legionnaire'sDisease: is a severe form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria, usually contracted through contaminated ventilation systems. It can be quite deadly if not recognized and treated. For more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/legionnaires-disease/basics/definition/CON-20028867 Hope this helps!! ...Read more

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Bacteria are resistant to antibiotics when treating tuberculosis. What potential problems might this cause?

Treatment resistant : This means that some people who are treated for TB will not respond. It is a very serious disease, so that would be a very serious problem. ...Read more

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Can strep bacteria cause bronchitis?

Can strep bacteria cause bronchitis?

Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis is caused by viruses in >95% of cases. The remainder are predominantly bordetella pertussis (cause of whooping cough). It would be rare for strep pyogenes to be involved, but there may be some cases of exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in which they may be involved. ...Read more

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I have bacterial pneumonia, are the symptoms similar to viral pneumonia?

I have bacterial pneumonia, are the symptoms similar to viral pneumonia?

Yes, usually: Bacterial pneumonia varies by the type of bacteria as does viral pneumonia. In general, however, both present with a fever, shortness of breath, and a cough. ...Read more

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How are bacterial pneumonias different from viral pneumonias?

Difficult: Often very difficult to distinguish. However, bacterial pneumonia is more likely if the patient is very sick. ...Read more

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Can animals such as cats carry streptococcus pneumoniae and give it to a human causing bacteremia?

Can animals such as cats carry streptococcus pneumoniae and give it to a human causing bacteremia?

It's normal flora: I usually carry it in my own throat when I've checked it. When it makes is sick, it's somehow gotten out of control. Nobody really understands how it happens, but don't worry about "catching" it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to find the Bug (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc) that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm, mass ?

How to find the Bug  (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc)  that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm,  mass  ?

No simple answer: urticaria is not caused by a bug usually.for the others sputum cultures,blood tests and in extreme cases biopsy can determine the 'bugs.' ...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's the most common organism that causes pneumonia?

What's the most common organism that causes pneumonia?

Strep. pneumoniae: This bacteria accounts for about 45% of community acquired pneumonia. There is an effective vaccine against it which should be given to people with lung disease, diabetes and cardiac disease and anyone over 65. ...Read more

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How can non-toxic bacteria such as mycobacterium tuberculosis cause pulmonary fibrosis?

How can non-toxic bacteria such as mycobacterium tuberculosis  cause pulmonary fibrosis?

Inflammation: Tb is an infection which can cause an inflammatory reaction and scar tissue can be the result of that process. ...Read more

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Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

Can pharyngitis cause pneumonia?

No: But if the organism (viral or bacterial) has affected both the pharynx and lungs, then both conditions can occur. However most pharyngitis cases are confined to the pharynx. ...Read more

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Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?

Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?

Molecular mimicry: Why yes viral infections certainly do display molecular mimicry. Most commonly are the herpesvirus family (herpes simplex, varicella, cmv, ebv...16 in all). That is why these viruses remain latent within us and if the immune system is disrupted by acquired immunodeficiencies (age, chemotherapy, HIV or other viral infections) these viruses then reactivate. ...Read more

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Which microbes cause salmonella?

Which microbes cause salmonella?

Bacteria: Genus – Salmonella. Family – Enterobacteriaceae. Salmonella are gram-negative rods. See: http://www.britannica.com/science/Salmonella ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

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