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Doctor insights on: Types Of Germs Causing Tonsillitis

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsils, which can be either acute or chronic, and is ...Read more


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What types of streptaccous infection are present in the vagina besides group b streptaccous.

What types of streptaccous infection are present in the vagina besides group b streptaccous.

Lactobacillus: Many species of bacteria can be isolated from vaginal specimens from healthy women. Lactobacilli are the predominate bacteria of the vaginal flora and comprise more than 95% of the bacteria in the normal vagina. In terms of infections, bacterial vaginosis (bv), trichomonas, and candidiasis ("yeast infection") are frequently encountered. ...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 are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

What are causes of fungal infection of pharynx?

Fungal infection: That depends upon what fungus it is to which you are referring. Be more specific and rephrase the question. ...Read more

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What different types of bacterial infections are out there?

What different types of bacterial infections are out there?

Too many: Are you writing a paper for school? There are simply too many different bacterial infections to list them in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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What are the common germs which cause sore throat pharyngitis?

What are the common germs which cause sore throat pharyngitis?

Germs: The most common is viruses: therefore, antibiotics dont help. Bacterial causes include various types of strep., moraxella, hemophius, bacteroides, staph. Yeast is also a common cause in patients who have been on recent antibiotics, are debilitated (i.e., nursing home) and people who use steroid oral inhalers for copd, asthma. ...Read more

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Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils instead of abscess?& can it cause tonsillitis without inflammation of tonsils & fever?Plz ans both separately

Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils instead of abscess?& can it cause tonsillitis without inflammation of tonsils & fever?Plz ans both separately

Yes and no: tonsillitis is inflammation by definition, so, no, you can't have tonsillitis w'out inflammation. Doubtful the germ can be there w/out doing anything. mainly, Staph produces a tonsillitis that is hard to treat without surgical removal http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6417772 (with a lot of irritation, inflammation and pus, but does NOT generally make abcesses). it's ...Read more

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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

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What other types of things does staphylococcus aureus cause besides sore throat?

What other types of things does staphylococcus aureus cause besides sore throat?

Staph aureus: This organism which many of us have as normal flora, can be a very bad actor. It has the potential to create infection in any part of the body, including endocarditis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, abscesses everywhere, including the skin and soft tissues. Interestingly, it is not a common cause of sore throat. ...Read more

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What type of microbe causes meningitis?

What type of microbe causes meningitis?

Causes of meningitis: The agents causing meningitis are bacteria such as meningococcus viruses such as herpes virus fungi = such as crypptococcus spirochetes. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis spread to other areas of throat?

Can tonsillitis spread to other areas of throat?

Yes: Multiple potential areas of spread, although these are relatively uncommon complications. ...Read more

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What are the main types of bacteria that cause food poisoning?

What are the main types of bacteria that cause food poisoning?

Many : Depending on the type of food and preparation, list is too long for here but will list the majors : staph aureas, bacillus cereus, salmonella, vibrio, e coli, campylobacter , listeria. ...Read more

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What are the causes of strep throat?

What are the causes of strep throat?

Bacteria: Strep is caused by the streptococcal bacteria of which there are several strains. Grp a is the throat problem most of the time.Antibiotics are necessary to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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Are tonsilloliths the reason or reaction of tonsillitis?

Are tonsilloliths the reason or reaction of tonsillitis?

Not usually: They are food particles caught in the creases in the tonsil that cause local inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

What are the signs of a bacterial infection from flesh-eating germs?

Non-healing wound: The flesh eating bacteria is a rare form of bacteria that shows up only once in a while but it almost always makes the news. It is a form of bacteria that causes the skin, muscle, etc to die as it infects the those areas. If you have an infection and you have any concerns seek medical attention as these infections are much easier to cure in the early stages. ...Read more

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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?

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