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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 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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Why doesn't m. Tuberculosis localise in lung apices during primary infection but localises in the apicea in the secondary infection specifically?

Why doesn't m. Tuberculosis localise in lung apices during primary infection but localises in the apicea in the secondary infection specifically?

TB: It is not necessarily localized in the apices, that is simply one site of reactivation. You really need to get an infectious diseases text (recommend mandell), or a textbook of pathophysiology and read about this. Or you can go online to the national medical library and look these things up. Be a great med student. ...Read more

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What is carcassi microbial infection of the lung how is it treated? What can happen if not treated?

What is carcassi microbial infection of the lung how is it treated? What can happen if not treated?

Is it M kansasii: Is it mycobacterium kansasii infection of the lung that you are asking about? It is atypical mycobacterium that can be difficult to treat. Talk to an infectious disease specialist to determine which medications will be appropriate for its treatment. ...Read more

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Went to the lung dr for coughing for 2 weeks no infection no fever. I have copd and smoke. Side of my heart hurts off & on and goes to my back?

Went to the lung dr for coughing for 2 weeks no infection no fever. I have copd and smoke. Side of my heart hurts off & on and goes to my back?

See answer: Would like to help but would need a much more detailed description of your symptoms as well as your medical history. You should discuss these symptoms with your physician or consider an online consultation with a HT physician. I also recommend the following website, which is excellent, to help you quit smoking http://www.smokefree.gov. Best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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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