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Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more


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What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

What are the most common bacteria that cause UTI infections?

Here is ...: E. coli is still the commonest bacteria causing UTI although the incidence to discover offending bugs may widely vary among diverse patient population - young or old, community dwelling or hospital admission, catheterized or not, etc. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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How many % of sinus infections are caused by virus and how many by bacteria? Is the common cold a sinus infection?

How many % of sinus infections are caused by virus and how many by bacteria? Is the common cold a sinus infection?

Most viral: Studies have shown greater than 90% of "sinus" infections are viral. The common cold is viral. Symptoms lasting more tha 7-10 days or worsening symptoms after 5-7 days may have a higher chance of being bacterial rhinosinusitis. ...Read more

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What are common bacterial infections in newborns?

What are common bacterial infections in newborns?

See below: Streptococcus agalactiae, aka, group b strep., escherichia coli, and staphylococcus aureus are major culprits. They are responsible for neonatal sepsis (blood poisoning), meningitis, pneumonia, uti, and bone and joint infection. ...Read more

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What are the usual conditions that are caused by bacteria?

What are the usual conditions that are caused by bacteria?

Infection: Bacteria are all around us; and overgrowths can most commonly lead to infections. ...Read more

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What's the most common organism that causes pneumonia?

What's the most common organism that causes pneumonia?

Strep. pneumoniae: This bacteria accounts for about 45% of community acquired pneumonia. There is an effective vaccine against it which should be given to people with lung disease, diabetes and cardiac disease and anyone over 65. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common human diseases caused by bacteria of the bacillus genus?

Several diseases...: The genus bacillus includes several gram positive spore forming bacterial types. These can cause many forms of infections including but not necessarily limited to "anthrax", gastroenteritis, blood stream infections, and infections of the heart called endocarditis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of staph infections in most people?

Boil,red skin: Most staphylococcus aureus infections are in the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The skin is red, hot, swollen and tender. There could be drainage of pus if the infected area drains. If it's more severe there could be red streaks running up the arm or leg, fever and chills. ...Read more

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What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

Strep: Streptococcus is the most common cause of primary bacterial peritonitis. It is a very serious condition that will require in hospital treatment. ...Read more

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What is bacteria most commonly caused spontaneous bacterial peritonitis?

There are 3: SBP occurs in patients with ascites, from cirrhosis or other etiologies, 60% of the cases has no bacteria growing on cultures. 40% of patients have positive cultures, most common bacterias are E. Coli, Streptoccocus and Enterococcus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infections caused by being uncircumcised?

What are the symptoms of infections caused by being uncircumcised?

Symptoms of uncirced: Foreskin will be tender, red & swollen. Usually tight & diffcult, painful & possibly impossible to retract. May have pussy looking material from under foreskin. Possible burning sensation with urination. ...Read more

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Are most diseases caused by bacteria?

Are most diseases caused by bacteria?

Diseases may be: caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, toxins, parasites or prions. There are many types of pathogens. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection caused by and how common are they?

What is a yeast infection caused by and how common are they?

Caused by yeast!: Yeast are the cause of yeast infections. They are common in people with immune compromise, in babies, and in people who have recently taken antibiotics. The yeast is there all the time. You get a yeast infection when it grows in an abnormal place or in an out of control fashion. In normal children and adults, the yeast is kept in check by the bacteria that lives within us and our immune syst. ...Read more

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What are the vaginal infections that are curable by sulfonamide?

What are the vaginal infections that are curable by sulfonamide?

That drug not rec: Sulfa used for bladder infections, long time ago used for vag infections but not anymore as most of the bact is resistent to it usually for BV either vaginal Clindamycin either by cream or supp or vaginal Metrogel or oral flagyl. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more