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Death associated with influenza usually occurs with an infection with the normal floral microbe, staphylococcus pneumoniae...Correct?

Death associated with influenza usually occurs with an infection with the normal floral microbe, staphylococcus pneumoniae...Correct?

In whom?: In the elderly and those with underlying comorbities such as chronic heart, kidney or lung disease, superinfection with bacteria causing pneumonia is common but in young otherwise healthy people, acute fulminant deaths from influenza are likely due to primary flu pneumonia. ...Read more

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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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Indicate why people infected with HIV most often die of another infection, such as pneumonia.?

Indicate why people infected with HIV most often die of another infection, such as pneumonia.?

Immune system: Hiv infects cells in the immune system, which makes it hard for the body to fight off infections. Hiv causes aids. Common bacteria, yeast, parasites, and viruses that may not cause serious disease in people with healthy immune systems can cause fatal illnesses in people with aids. ...Read more

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Are patients infected with HIV more vulnerable to developing bacterial pneumonia?

Are patients infected with HIV more vulnerable to developing bacterial pneumonia?

Yes.: Hiv is a virus that attacks a person's cd4 t-cells, a special kind of cell that is crucial for the body's immune system. As the disease progresses, the levels of these cells drop and the immune system weakens substantially. This renders the person more susceptible to diseases, including bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

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Are people with HIV susceptible to sepsis?

Are people with HIV susceptible to sepsis?

Yes: If the infection is not under control. If HIV is well treated and viral load undetectable, cd4 count normal, then the risk is less. ...Read more

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Why do most patients with humoral immunodeficiency get infections with encapsulated bacteria?

Why do most patients with humoral immunodeficiency get infections with encapsulated bacteria?

Opsinization: Capsules help bacteria resist being engulfed by immune cells, a process called phagocytosis. Antibodies stick to capsules and aid in phagocytosis. This is called opsinization. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections worse with people with diabetes?

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Are fungal infections worse with people with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetic patients are much more susceptible to fungal infections from superficial skin infections to gas-producing urinary tract infections to a severe sinusitis. In general though, infection risk in diabetic patients seems to be minimized by proper glycemic control. ...Read more

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How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

Not quantified: Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases. ...Read more

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Are lung infections with aspergillus normally treated with anti-fungal infections?

Are lung infections with aspergillus normally treated with anti-fungal infections?

Actual infection:Yes: Actual infection with aspergillus is treated with surgery and anti fungals as a supplement. Presence of aspergillus is not proof of infection. Mere presence in the lungs often does not require anti fungals even if there are related symptoms. ...Read more

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People with chronic bacterial skin infection typically have what symptoms?

People with chronic bacterial skin infection typically have what symptoms?

Pus, swelling: There will be skin infection around hair follicles varying in size from pimple to large abscess. Typically this is caused by staph or strep. It requires antibiotics and recurrence rate can be decreased by antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, phisohex, phisoderm, hibicleans.S periodic baths with dilute clorox 1 cup per tub will decrease bacteria. ...Read more

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Which antibiotics often predispose a person fo candida infections?

Which antibiotics often predispose a person fo candida infections?

Any: But the wider the variety of organisms the particular antibiotic covers, the greater the chance since this predisposition is due to eliminating organisms which might otherwise compete with the yeast and therefore allow it to grow out. We all have this organism (candida) in our bodies. It usually behaves itself in a mixed population of bacteria. ...Read more

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When you have a bacterial infection, say gonorrhea, does that mean you're infected with a single bacterium or many bacteria?

When you have a bacterial infection, say gonorrhea, does that mean you're infected with a single bacterium or many bacteria?

See below : You would usually be infected with only one strain of a bacterial species but thousands or millions of individual bacteria cells would be present at the site of infection. ...Read more

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Can you get autism from infections. Overgrowth of bacteria or yeast?

Can you get autism from infections. Overgrowth of bacteria or yeast?

No infection/no B/Y: There is no known single cause for autism, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Brain scans show differences in the shape and structure of the brain in children with autism versus in neurotypical children. Researchers are investigating a number of theories, including the links among heredity, genetics and medical problems. ...Read more

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Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?

Is a MRSA UTI infection contagious to others by airborne bacteria emanating from the patient by them coughing, etc?

No: MRSA may be present on the skin or in the nose of otherwise healthy people. 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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Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?

Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?

Not related: Yeast infection does not usually lead to sepsis until you are severely immune-compromised. Whether you have lyme disease or not has no bearing on this issue. ...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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Is mycoplasma pneumoniae a relatively common infection that many people are infected with at some time in life?

Yes: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a relatively common infection, in fact almost 0.5% of americans are diagnosed with it annually. It tends to affect people in the first 4 decades of their life. ...Read more