Nocardiosis

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Nocardiosis is an infection, resulted from the bacterium, called Nocardia Asteroides, that usually starts in the lungs and spreads to the brain and skin. Bacterium nocardia asteroides lives in the soil on decaying matter. Such bacteria carry air consisting of soil dust and are breathed into the lungs. Rarely, the bacteria enters the body through […]

Cytomegalovirus

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Cytomegalovirus infection is a viral infection that can be acquired at any age after birth or before birth. When the Cytomegalovirus enters the person’s body, it may or may not result in the active disease. Once in the body, such virus can be dormant for many years, but becomes active and can result in the […]

Septic Shock

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Septic Shock is a medical condition, where blood pressure falls to life-threatening levels, caused by sepsis. Septic shock happens most frequently in individuals over the age of 50, with impaired immune systems, and in newborns. Septic Shock may be life-threatening in people with low white blood cell counts (for example, in people with cirrhosis or […]

Pneumococcal Infection

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Pneumococcal Infection is an infection that is resulted from the gram-positive bacteria, called Streptococcus Pneumonie. Pneumococci usually inhabits the human’s upper respiratory tract, its natural host, especially during the early spring and winter. Despite its location, pneumococci only sometimes result in pneumonia. Because pneumococcal pneumonias seldom spread from one individual to another; individuals with such […]

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