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What Is Mycoplasma Bacteria
Can you test positive for a bacteria (like e coli or mycoplasma) in the vagina and not actually be "infected" or have symptoms from it?
How to find the Bug (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc) that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm, mass ?
What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?
The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, you are assuming we know all the community of species of bacteria in the body (aka. The microbiome). Recently, we have discovered thousands of genera in our body through molecular techniques (most don't even have a name yet). Though it's tempting to generalize, the question you pose can't be answered with any reliability with what we know today. ...Read more
Does anyone consider bacteria chlamydia pneumoniae and mycoplasma when treating asthma patients? Do you know of a doc in the nyc area? Thanks
Most pulmonologists: Should think of atypical infections when treating asthma - although the notion that these are causes of asthma is out of fashion except in elderly women or asians. Using macrolide antibiotics for patients with bronchiectasis or airway inflammation that is not responsive to inhaled corticosteroids is (but likely for the anti-inflammatory properties of these drugs). Don't have a ny area reference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why our bodies get inflamed? Is it because there's some bacterias, fungus, mycoplasm or something like that inside our body?
Inflammation: This is a reaction to any irritant in the body. It need not come from the outside or be related to infection. It is a term which signifies a set of symptoms that include fever, redness, pain and tenderness, hardening or swelling of tissues and is caused by the release of chemicals from some cells that effect the behavior of other cells. ...Read more
Unclear: I'm not sure if you are referring to mycoplasma fermentans or not. There is the thought that it has a role in gulf war syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, and "chronic" lyme disease, but treatments like months and months of IV antibiotics, i'd imagine, would fall outside of mainstream medical care. I'd defer, however, to my infectious disease colleagues to see if they can add any thoughts. ...Read more
NGNCU: Mycoplasma genitalium can cause inflammation of the urethra (urethritis) not resulting from gonococcus or chlamydia. This is known as nongonococcal nonchlamydial urethritis (ngncu). It can also cause infection of the female genitourinary tract (cervicitis, endometritis, and pelvic inflammatory disease). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Maybe: Various symptoms of infection: some to none. Urethritis (men) discharge (both) burning while urinating (both) arthritis/reactive arthritis (mostly men) vaginal itching (women) pain during intercourse (women) it is associated with BV and possible pid with subsequent infertility in chronic infections. Check with your doc and get treated. Good luck. ...Read more
M. synovium: Infection is via the conjunctiva or upper respiratory tract with a long incubation period, 11-21 days following contact exposure. Transmission may be transovarian, or lateral via respiratory aerosols and direct contact. Survival of the infectious agent outside the bird is poor but fomite transmission between farms is important. Predisposing factors include stress and viral respiratory infection ...Read more
Bacterial infection: Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterial infection that is sexually transmitted. It may cause symptoms like burning urination, cervical inflammation and discharge. It also has been linked to infertility and miscarriage. It may also cause pid. It is detected by an exam and culture. It is treated with antibiotics such as zithromax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma hominis primarily infects the genital tract, although infections of other organs such as the lungs and heart have been described. Mycoplasma hominis can also be transmitted to neonate during birth and may cause systemic infections. The mycoplasma that affects the lungs most often is mycoplasma pneumoniae. It doesn't live on the skin surface. ...Read more