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What are the common routes of infection for bacteria?
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Skin/lungs/gut
Bacterial infection usually invades the body through a break in the skin, through inhalation or aspiration into the throat or lungs or through the intestinal tract.
Frequently the pathogenic bacteria will colonize the site before invading.

In brief: Skin/lungs/gut
Bacterial infection usually invades the body through a break in the skin, through inhalation or aspiration into the throat or lungs or through the intestinal tract.
Frequently the pathogenic bacteria will colonize the site before invading.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Steven Fine
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lungs, skin breaks
Breathing in droplets containing them can lead to infection of the lungs (pneumonia).
They can enter through breaks in the skin. Through the urinary tract (bladder infection).

In brief: Lungs, skin breaks
Breathing in droplets containing them can lead to infection of the lungs (pneumonia).
They can enter through breaks in the skin. Through the urinary tract (bladder infection).
Dr. Steven Fine
Dr. Steven Fine
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