Bacterial Infections

Bacteria are tiny single-celled microbes that can infect the body. Some bacterial infections can be quite dangerous and worsen quickly, although they are not always so. Common types of bacterial infections include ear infections, throat infections, bacterial pneumonia, and many, many other types. Treatment often involves drugs in the ...

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Introduction: Bacterial Infections

Bacterial diseases continue to present a major threat to human health. Tuberculosis, for instance, ranks among the world's leading causes of death. Streptococcus (Group B Streptococcus), another bacterium, continues to be a frequent cause of life-threatening infection during the ...1

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Symptoms of Bacterial Infections

These signs and symptoms may be caused by infection:

An infection may cause ...2

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Causes List for Bacterial Infections

Some possible causes of Bacterial Infections or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Bacterial Infections

There are many types of bacteria. Some examples of bacterial diseases include:

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Types of Bacterial Infections

The Gram stain test, developed in the 1800s by Hans Christian Gram, is a method for classifying different types of bacteria using a chemical stain and viewing through a microscope the results on the bacteriaís protective cell wall. Most ...4

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Prevention of Bacterial Infections

The best way to prevent bacterial infections is by washing your hands frequently with soap and water. Itís also a good idea not to share personal items such as towels or razors. And use antibiotics only as directed. We ...5

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References

  1. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ topics/ bacterialinfections/ Pages/ default.aspx
  2. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ childhood-cancers/ late-effects-pdq
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ research/ gram-negative-bacteria
  5. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ feb2014/ feature1

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