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  • Genital Herpes
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    Genital Herpes Virus In this world today there are many viruses that effects the human population. Herpes is one of these diseases. It is no less then a self-limited communicable disease. Yet its "victims" describe it as devastating, and society treats those with it like lepers. Until recently most people had never heard of herpes virus. Even doctors were familiar with the virus, yet in the past few years, it has become an epidemic. Why I chose to study this topic is more on how herpes affects a...
  • Cross Infection Between Dentist And Patient
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    Cross Infection Control In Dentistry. Cross infection involves the spreading of disease from one source to another and hence increasing the number of people suffering that specific disease. In dentistry, infection control is of particular importance as bacterial infections of the oral cavity, like infection anywhere else in the body, can be potentially life-threatening. The mouth carries a large number of potentially infectious micro-organisms; saliva and blood are known vectors in infection. It...
  • Disease The Patient
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    Encephalitis, literally meaning inflammation of the brain, is a viral disease caused by many viruses that cause the brain to swell. It can also be caused by exposure to harmful chemicals as well as a complication of another disease. The strains of this pathogen that are present in North America include western encephalitis, eastern encephalitis, La Crosse, and St. Louis encephalitis. These viruses infect all ages and sexes equally, however the fatality rate is much higher in infants and the elde...
  • Cystic Fibrosis Mutations
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    Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is the most common lethal inherited disease, affecting about 30,000 patients worldwide. In the past decade, strides in patient management and the development of new pharmacological agents, coupled with scientific and technologie advances, have increased the mean life expectancy of CF patients to approximately 30 years of age (approximately 50% of CF patients live to the age of 30). As early as 30 years ago, the median survival age was 8 years. Chronic lung infecti...
  • Group A Streptococci Infection
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    Necrotizing Fasciitis from an essay by Katrina Tram Duong, edited by S.N. Carson M.D. Necrotizing, known commonly known as 'flesh eating bacteria [infection]', occurs in a wide range of people 1. It occurs in the elderly, middle aged and younger patients. It occurs in athletes and debilitated individuals. It can occur in drug abusers with self inflicted wounds and healthy individuals with incidental injuries. It may occur in those with metabolic disorders such as diabetes and those with suppress...
  • Cancer Screening Individuals With Chronic Hepatitis B
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    Risk Factors for HBV Infection Although relatively rare in the United States, hepatitis B is endemic in parts of Asia where hundreds of millions of individuals may be infected. HBV is transmitted horizontally by blood and blood products and sexual transmission. It is also transmitted vertically from mother to infant in the perinatal period which is a major mode of transmission in regions where hepatitis B is endemic. The blood supply in developed countries has been screened for HBV for many year...
  • Hiv Patients With A C Infection
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    Cryptococcosis is a chronic mycotic infection caused by Cryptococcus variation and Cryptococcus var. gatt ii, both considered opportunistic. Though the organism is usually harmless to humans, the yeast type fungus can severely affect those with severe immunosuppression, such as HIV and AIDS patients. In 1894 Greifswal Medical Society was presented with a paper by a pathologist named Busse, stating that he managed to isolate yeast from a woman's tibia. It was noted the resistance to sodium hydrox...
  • Pneumonia And Tuberculosis Disease
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    The Differences and Similarities of Pneumonia and Tuberculosis Pneumonia and tuberculosis have been plaguing the citizens of the world for centuries causing millions of deaths. This occurred until the creation and use of antibiotics become more widely available. These two respiratory infections have many differences, which include their etiology, incidence and prevalence, and many similarities in their objective and subject indicators, medical interventions, course, rehabilitation and effects. T...
  • Areas For High Risk Patients
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    Effects of Aspergillus Aspergillus spp. is a type of fungus that forms spores. It is normally found in soil, water, and decaying vegetation. In the hospital environment, the spores settle in some part of the ventilation system. Spores are also stirred up from construction and renovation. Additional sources of the fungal spores could be contaminated or wet wood, bird droppings in air ducts, or decaying fireproofing materials. The fungus causes pneumonia in a host with a weak or otherwise compromi...
  • Salmonella Enteric A Bacteria
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    Description Salmonella is an intestinal infection caused by Salmonella enteric a bacteria. You can become infected by eating foods contaminated with Salmonella or by touching infected pets. In rarer cases, Salmonella infection can also be carried in medical products that were derived from contaminated animals. Before a Salmonella infection can begin, somewhere between 100,000 and 100,000,000 Salmonella enteric a bacteria must actually be swallowed. Salmonella bacteria invade the intestinal wall,...
  • Patients With Chronic Bronchitis
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    Bronchitis is an INFLAMMATION of the membrane that lines the air passages, or, bronchial tubes, of the LUNGS and results in the narrowing of these air passages. This disorder may be of either an acute or chronic type. Irritation of mucus-producing glands within the membrane results in the production of excess bronchial secretions. The main symptoms of bronchitis are cough and increased expectoration of sputum, with or without associated wheezing and shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis is usual...

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