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Types Of Germs Causing Tonsillitis
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterials infection: Are more severe and much more rare. Intoxications are more sudden and not so severe.Last shorter. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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