Basics Description Chronic fungal infection of fingernails or toenails Caused mostly by dermatophytes, also yeasts, molds Toenails more commonly affected than fingernails System(s) affected: Skin/Exocrine Synonym(s): Tinea unguium; Ringworm of the nail Epidemiology Prevalence...
Basics Description Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) has properties that allow it to create skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in otherwise healthy hosts: CA-MRSA has a different virulence and disease pattern than hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA)....
Caused by Neisseria meningitidis in the blood, which results in a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations
Bacterial meningitis is an inflammation of the pia-arachnoid and its fluid and the fluid of the ventricles:Always cerebrospinal;System(s) affected: Nervous
Infection caused by the ubiquitous, weakly hemolytic, gram-positive bacillus Listeria monocytogenes; pathogenic to many species
A clinically heterogeneous group, ranging from a single self-healing ulcer, to destructive mucocutaneous disease, to potentially lethal visceral disease, caused by infection with protozoa of the genusLeishmania, which are transmitted by an infected female sandfly
The term Legionnaires’ disease was coined for an epidemic of lower respiratory tract disease occurring among people attending an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976. The previously unknown causative bacterium was identified and named Legionella pneumophila;
A disease of unknown cause probably representing a final common pathway from several etiologies. Likely pathogenesis is disruption of urothelium, impaired lower urinary track defenses, and loss of bladder muscular wall elasticity.
Bacteria and viruses were among the first living organisms on earth, and long after humans have disappeared as a species, bacteria and viruses will still be living on this planet. There are over twenty-seven...