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What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?

What causes a secondary infection of candidiasis to the lung?

It depends...: First, it must be said that just because candida is found in a sputum culture, it does not mean that a person has a candidal infection- this yeast is typically a colonizer and can be mistaken as a culprit . However, in the approrpiate context, profound immuno-suppression (organ transplant or else, bone marrow transplant patient) creates a situation where candida can be an opportunistic infection. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What is the cause of a yeast infection?

What is the cause of a yeast infection?

Fungus: A yeast infection is caused by fungus (often candida albicans) that multiplies in your mouth, your vagina, or your skin. ...Read more

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What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

What makes secondary bacterial infection in the male gentiles from STD and what is secondary bacterial infection in the genatil of an std?

Question unclear: You may develop secondary uti, prostatitis, or other secondary infection if you have some obstruction of the urethra from either gonorrhea or ngu. You may have opportunistic infections secondary to hiv/aids, but would need more info on the type of std you are referring to in order to answer you appropriately. ...Read more

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Please describe the underlying causes of thrush/yeast infections?

Please describe the underlying causes of thrush/yeast infections?

Yeast/opportunity: Thrush /yeast infections are caused by a yeast called candida albicans. It is an opportunist that is everywhere in nature and makes up 5% or more of the dry weight of your poo.It lives off the sugar in mucous and needs only the opportunity to get into a space to set up shop.Having the anus near the vagina makes it an common site.Diabetics and babies that feed often are more at risk of oral thrush. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

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What is the cause of a sinus infection?

Bacterial vs. Viral: Typically bacterial or viral in origin. Viruses tend to resolve on their own in a few days (think of the common cold) whereas bacterial infections persist longer than a week and/or there's a "double-worsening" where one starts to feel better, and then the symptoms relapse. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are used to treat bacterial sinus infections. ...Read more

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Is a fungal infection a yeast infection? Or are there different types of fungal infections. I'm referring to a fungal infection of the mouth.

Fungal infection: Yes, fungus, yeast are the same. There are many different types, from the more common thrush, to the more rare but destructive less known fungal infections like histoplasmosis and others. The usual in the mouth is Candida Albicans or thrush. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a bacterial infection of upper airway.?

Explain the condition called a bacterial infection of upper airway.?

Upper airway infecti: It means a part of upper airways(sinuses, pharynx, trachea) is populated with bacterias . Most of this bacterias creates excessive secretion(yellowish, thick, greenish).And symptoms of stuffed sinuses, throat pain, productive cough, fever , chills.If you have this symptoms go see a doc asap. ...Read more

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What three things can cause the lung infection pneumonia?

What three things can cause the lung infection pneumonia?

Bacteria, viruses,: Bacteria, viruses and fungi cause pneumonia. That is to say, there are hundreds of thousands of causes of pneumonia if not more. ...Read more

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What is the primary cause of vaginal yeast infection?

Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are very common: three out of four women have at least one during their lives. What causes vaginal yeast infections? Candida yeast normally live in the vagina. But certain conditions set up an ideal environment for the yeast to "overgrow" out of balance and cause a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sinus infection and is it preventable?

Viral: The overwhelming majority of sinus infections are viral in nature, and are self-limited. They are not really preventable, as the viruses are everywhere. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of the heart? Is it from some infection?

What causes inflammation of the heart?  Is it from some infection?

Multiple causes: Infection, especially with viruses can cause heart inflammation. Bacterial infections, especially of the valves also cause inflammation. Any heart attack has attendant inflammation. Auto-immune diseases, e.g. Lupus can also cause heart inflammation. Rheumatic fever is an other example of heart inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a yeast infection vs. A bladder infection?

What are the symptoms of a yeast  infection vs. A bladder infection?

Mild differences: Yeast infection symptoms tend to have itching, may have whitish discharge- bladder infections tend to have pain, frequency of urination, fever, chills. ...Read more

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What can cause infection in the blood of a 10 y?

What can cause infection in the blood of a 10 y?

Many things: Any number of things, usually scratches and trauma that get infected. It is probably prudent to check the child for any systemic disease that may predispose to blood infection, as I am sure his/her doctors are doing. ...Read more

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What can cause tonsil tissue to grow on to the base of tongue? Is having chronic allergic rhinitis a possible cause?

What can cause tonsil tissue to grow on to the base of tongue? Is having chronic allergic rhinitis a possible cause?

See an ENT doctor: Tonsils are immune tissues in the back of the throat. Generally they shrink with age, but can become infected and require removal. Occasionally, they can reappear, but one would never see tonsils grow on a tongue. Any growth should be checked out and probably be removed by an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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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


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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more