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What is medical microbiology?

What is medical microbiology?

Diagnose infection: Medical microbiology is the study of living organisms that can infect the body. This includes viruses (technically not alive, but infectious), bacteria, fungus, parasites. These subfields are called virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. It is a vast subject and encompasses a wide variety of organisms ranging from tiny submicroscopic viruses to relatively large parasites tapeworms. ...Read more

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How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

Carpet Toxins: Contact the environmental health center - dallas for a full evaluation of your home and its contents. They have many ways of testing for numerous environmental toxins. ...Read more

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I had 105 multifocal pvcs on my last holter test. If these pvcs are bad and can trigger deadly arrythmias why isnt my dr worried?

I had 105 multifocal pvcs on my last holter test. If these pvcs are bad and can trigger deadly arrythmias why isnt my dr worried?

Maybe they're not: While this holter is "abnormal, " it is entirely possible to have 105 pvcs and have no abnormal prognosis from the condition. Factors determining the safety of pvcs are the number (you have very few - 105 of 80, 000 beats or so, if it was a 24hr holter), the "coupling interval" and the probable location of the pvcs as well as certain baseline ekg characteristics. ...Read more

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I have a smear test thursday no period for 14 months been bleeding after intercourse and it's so painful now watery discharge and abdominal pain?

I have a smear test thursday  no period for 14 months been bleeding after intercourse and it's so painful now watery discharge and abdominal pain?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding with pain and discharge is of some concern for an infection, which would require evaluation, culture tests, and treatment with antibiotics. Please discuss this with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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It yust to take 7 days to get microbiology lab results. Now it takes only 2 days waiting for it. Why is that so?

Depends: It is important to know what microbiology results you are talking about. Bugs take their time to grow and they like sometimes to take it slow. However, knew molecular tests are available and results can be reported faster. ...Read more

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What's does microbiology occasional squamous cell in appendicites pathology means?

What's does microbiology occasional squamous cell in appendicites pathology means?

Likely nothing: Your question is a little unclear, but it sounds the micro report said there were squamous cells present. Was this from a blood draw or directly from the appendix? Cultures aren't usually done directly from the appendix. These aren't a normal part of the appendix and likely indicate contamination from another site--most likely skin from the blood draw site if that was the case. ...Read more

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2 weeks of reduced/very soft and foamy BMs. Farigue low appetite.Doc suspects infection/inflammation. Bloods ok faecal sample neg 4 microbiology.CA?

2  weeks of reduced/very soft and foamy BMs. Farigue low appetite.Doc suspects infection/inflammation. Bloods ok faecal sample neg 4 microbiology.CA?

Not likely: Chance of cancer is low. But you need to see surgeon or GI doc for good work up possibly to include colonoscopy. This could be many things. History and exam from doc, with appropriate work up can give answers and target proper treatment! Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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Culture, urine final report microbiology results 50, 000-75, 000 col/ml mixed gram positive flora is this normal or a uti?

Culture, urine 
final report microbiology results
50, 000-75, 000 col/ml mixed gram positive flora

is this normal or a uti?

Contamination: If this is a final report, this most likely represents a contaminated specimen collected by " clean catch". If you are having UTI symptoms, it may be necessary to collect a specimen by straight catheter. ...Read more

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What is the value of studying microbiology in environmental health?

What is the value of studying microbiology in environmental health?

Cause of disease and: death. Microbes are an important cause of disease and death and are part of the environment. Influenza pandemics killed more people than world wars. Tuberculosis is part of the environment and a major cause of death in HIV patients. And more. ...Read more