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Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?
They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human disease. ...Read more
Is a group of bacteria that grown in long chains of cocci (round cells). They are classified in part by whether they hemolyze sheep red blood cells completely, partial or not at all. The beta (complete) hemolysis ones are further classified by their capsules and the prototype is group a streptococci, that cause strep throat and rheumatic fever. The Alpha (partial) ...Read more
Is streptococcus pneumoniae and streptococcus viridans the same exact bacteria? Or is it a type of viridans?
Surface Culture: A sterile cotton swab is carefully inserted into the nasal cavity to sample the surface mucosal lining of the nose and inserted into a sterile gel containing container. The kit is sent to a microbiology lab where the gel is then biologically processed to allow for bacterial growth. If microorganisms grow, they are identified under the microscope to diagnose staphylococcus aureus or rule it out. ...Read more
Yes: All staph infections, including mrsa, are spread through skin contact. Because of their close proximity to each other, kids in school are a high risk group over-all, and the younger ones are more at risk as they tend to touch each other more and wash their hands less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Staph is not a common throat pathogen. ...Read more
What is the most common bacteria that cause meningitis in post neonatal period is it hemophillus influenza type b or streptococcus pneumonae?
Not really: For MRSA there is therapy to try and change your nasal and skin carriage states. For gut flora the use of unpasteurized yogurt or probiotics may reduce the relative numbers of unwanted bacteria, but there are no recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis and this should be strongly discouraged as it is likely to worsen things. ...Read more
A bad type.: Mrsa is a potent strain of staph bacteria that worries doctors because it is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin, which for many years was the single best treatment for staph infections. It is usually treatable with other antibiotics, such as Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or doxycycline, but such infections can be very virulent and contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Please consult this site for information on this topic: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15/6/08-0666_article 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
Is aspergillus mucor a hospital acquired infection. I know of the more
common ones, such as vre, pseudomonas, urinary tract, etc.?
Yes: Hospital acquired aspergillus accounted for 1.3% of nosocomial fungal infections such as pneumonia from 1980-1990. However, in specialized care units like bone marrow transplant units it can account for 33% of nosocomial pneumonia. It especially affects patients with poor immune systems from cancer, chemotherapy, organ transplants, or high dose steroids. Mucor affects similar patients. ...Read more
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