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Doctor insights on: Various Anthrax

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How many different types of anthrax are there?

How many different types of anthrax are there?

1 germ/3-4 forms: There is one anthrax germ that produces human illness based on how it enters the body. Inhaled spores can produce pulmonary anthrax (terrorist act), eating raw meat or dairy from infected animals can produce mouth & throat or gastrointestinal anthrax.Spores that are scratched into the skin surface can produce a skin sore.See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax. ...Read more

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What are the types of anthrax infection?

What are the types of anthrax infection?

Skin, lungs and GI: Anthrax is an infection caused by bacillus anthracis that is usually spread by infected animals or animal products and can manifest itself in three ways.The majority present as skin infections with pustules. Next, inhalation anthrax is much more severe and presents with flu-like symptoms.The third is gastrointestinal anthrax and may present with severe abdominal pain and bloody vomit or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What are the case fatality rates for the various forms of anthrax?

What are the case fatality rates for the various forms of anthrax?

Depends on treatment: Cutaneous anthrax- 5-20% fatality if untreated; < 1% with antibiotics; inhalation anthrax-99% fatal if untreated; 45-80% fatal in pts with severe symptoms even if treated. ...Read more

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How many different strains of pneumonia there are?

How many different strains of pneumonia there are?

Many: If you mean how many different organisms cause pneumonia, a very large number ranging from bacteria, to viruses and fungi. A strain typically is a genetic variant of a kind of organism, the flu virus can cause pneumonia, but influenza a can have slight variations making one type of strain of influenza slightly different from another ( why every year you need a new flu shot). ...Read more

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What are the various restrictive lung diseases?

What are the various restrictive lung diseases?

Too numerous : To list here, but in broad terms they are caused by chest wall (rib cage) abnormalities, muscular weakness, scarring in the lungs due either to auto-immune diseases, inflammation, or "idiopathic" (no known cause). Some drugs can cause lung damage that leads to restrictive disease if not recognized (easier said than done). Radiaiton can cause lung scarring that leads to restriction as well. ...Read more

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Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

Are there many infectious diseases in emerging countries?

It's Inevitable!: In emerging countries, the encroachment of civilization into virgin forest will displace many animals and other organisms that may become a new disease. Alternatively, genetic reassortment of species- specific microbes will enable them to infect us or else, cause them to become virulent when they were once benign. ...Read more

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Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in the united states?

Are rotavirus infections generally deadly in the united states?

Risk of dehydration: The risk from rotavirus comes from the effects of the virus, which is diarrhea. A rotavirus induced diarrhea can cause dehydration to the point of needing hospitalization for rehydration. Failure to treat this can lead to such severe dehydration that it can cause death. ...Read more

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Are there many different species of e coli?

Are there many different species of e coli?

Yes: See this site for information: http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/general/index.html/ May I add that scientists can create new species in the laboratory to perform specific functions. ...Read more

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Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Are there different types of antibiotics for different illnesses?

Yes: There are a lot of antibiotics related to different groups or families works on different spectrum of bacteria and also depends on the location of the infection. ...Read more

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Are different types of stem cell therapy available in different countries?

Are different types of stem cell therapy available in different countries?

Yes: International uses of adult stem cells are becoming commonplace. Outside us regulatory issues permit the separation-isolation of many types of undifferentiated cell types. In combination with platelet concentrates, use of adult stem cells are used in many regenerative, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, pain, tissue rejection, and wound healing. ...Read more

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What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

What are the various germs causing sexually transmitted diseases?

See list: Here is a partial list: oral and genital herpes/(herpes i and ii)... Chlamydia... Gonorrhea... Syphilis... Human pappilloma virus... Human immunodeficiency virus... Hepatitis b... Hepatitis c... Molluscum contagiosum... Herpes viruses 6, 7, and 8.. Chancroid due to hemophilus ducryie... Lymphogranuloma venerium... Trichomoniasis, ... Crabs, pubic lice, and scabies. ...Read more

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How many different germs commonly cause impetigo?

How many different germs commonly cause impetigo?

Usually staph/strep: The two most common causes of impetigo are stahyloccocus (usually staph aureus) and streptococcus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anthrax poison?

Bacterial infection: Anthrax is a bacterial infection with three major types of manifestations, in order or severity, cutaneous, gastrointestinal and pulmonary. Pulmonary infection, once it becomes apparent as pneumonia is usually lethal. Gi type causes severe bloody diarrhea and skin forms presents as an ulcer with fever. ...Read more

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Can different types of health practitioners complement each other?

Can different types of health practitioners complement each other?

Should be a team: For many patients with multiple or complex medical problems several specialist may be indicated to work with the patient and their primary care physician for optimal diagnosis and treatment. Physicians of different specialties most certainly can and should complement each other as long as they stay within the scope of their expertise. ...Read more