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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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How to find the Bug (bacteria, virus, fingi, parassite, mycoplasma etc) that caused an orticaria, acute pneumonia, atypical broncospasm, mass ?

No simple answer: urticaria is not caused by a bug usually.for the others sputum cultures,blood tests and in extreme cases biopsy can determine the 'bugs.' ...Read more

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What are some common genera of pathogenic bacteria that have no species found in the human body naturally? Borrelia? Brucella? Yersinia? Mycoplasma?

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

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Does anyone consider bacteria chlamydia pneumoniae and mycoplasma when treating asthma patients? Do you know of a doc in the nyc area? Thanks

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 more

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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

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How might you have surgery after starting treatment for pneumonia from micoplasma bacteria?

How might you have surgery after starting treatment for pneumonia from micoplasma bacteria?

Treat First: Difficult to give you advise without more information. Generally, the pneumonia should be completely treated and your lungs free of “disease” before undergoing non emergent surgery. Your physicians will be able to advise you more precisely. ...Read more

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Mycoplasma ferventes can it be cured?

Mycoplasma ferventes can it be cured?

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

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Whats mycoplasma genitalium?

Whats mycoplasma genitalium?

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

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Is mycoplasma genitalium painful?

Is mycoplasma genitalium painful?

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

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What do you recommend for mycoplasma genitalium?

What do you recommend for mycoplasma genitalium?

Treatment: Center for disease control recommends azithromicin 1 gram or doxicicline.Your doctor should know all this and be able to call in for you the drug.Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What can I do so mycoplasma enters the spinal fluid?

What can I do so mycoplasma enters the spinal fluid?

Mycoplasma: Once mycoplasma invades the body it will spread by blood stream to the central nervous system. ...Read more

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Can you explain how mycoplasma synoviae in chickens spreads?

Can you explain how mycoplasma synoviae in chickens spreads?

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

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What is the definition or description of: mycoplasma genitalium?

What is the definition or description of: mycoplasma genitalium?

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 more

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What other way than sexually is ureaplasma (mycoplasma) contracted?

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Contact: Transmission of ureaplasma is by contact; however, it can lay dormant and not cause symptoms for a prolonged amount of time after acquisition. ...Read more

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Mycoplasma, chylamydia, and legionella are most often treated with what?

Mycoplasma, chylamydia, and legionella are most often treated with what?

Azithromycin: Azithromycin covers all three pretty well and is first line therapy. Chlamydia trachomatis infections can also be treated with doxycycline, if cost is a concern. The newer quinolones like Levofloxacin can be used to treat legionellosis as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is mycoplasma hominis something that lives on the skin or only in bodily fluids?

Is mycoplasma hominis something that lives on the skin or only in bodily fluids?

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

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I know some people are more likely to get mycoplasma genitalium than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get mycoplasma genitalium than others. Which ones?

Unprotected sex: Since mycoplasma genitalium lives on the lining of the uretra in men and the cervix in women, if one has unprotected sex with an infected partner they are more likely to become infected. ...Read more

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If a young child had a guinea pig who had mycoplasma, could that be passed on to the child?

If a young child had a guinea pig who had mycoplasma, could that be passed on to the child?

Mycoplasma: Mycoplasma is usually spread by droplet infection if your child is playing with an infected guinea pig, and does not wash his hands well after the play, he could develop a mycoplasma infection. Tell him not to bring his hands to his mouth without washing well. ...Read more

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A person take a dose of 4*500mg azithromvcin in the same time, can Mycoplasma genitalium be cured?

A person take a dose of 4*500mg azithromvcin in the same time, can Mycoplasma genitalium be cured?

Perhaps: taking an entire z pak (azithromycin) at once is used to treat some forms of infection. not easy on the stomach. the only way to tell is reculture a week or so later. ...Read more