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What is bacteria?


Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal condition that results from an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. The condition was formerly referred to as Gardnerella vaginitis, after the bacteria that were believed to cause the condition. However, since there are a number of species of bacteria that naturally live in the vagina and can grow to excess to cause the condition, the name bacterial vaginosis is the preferred term. As a result of overgrowth of certain bacteria, a vaginal discharge may result.

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Bacterial vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal discharge in women of childbearing age. However, its causes are not yet fully understood. The condition occurs when there is a change in the natural bacterial balance in your vagina.

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Bacteria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bacteria are a large domain of single-celled, prokaryote microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a wide range of shapes, ...

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Bacteria definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular ...

Mar 12, 2011 ... The term bacteria was devised in the 19th century by the German botanist ... In 1853, Cohn categorised bacteria as one of three types of ...

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Word! Bacteria

If you're feeling crummy, it's probably because nasty bacteria or some other germs have gotten into your body and made you sick.

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Bacteria and Foodborne Illness

Discusses the causes, risk factors, and complications associated with foodborne illness. Reviews treatment options and prevention strategies.

MicrobeWorld - Bacteria

Jan 14, 2009 ... Many of us know bacteria only as “germs,” invisible creatures that ... The more we know about bacteria, the more we are able to figure out ...

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Microbiology Microbes Bacteria Information and Links

Feb 1, 2008 ... Microbiology information resources and links on microorganisms, bacteria, microbes, viruses, bacteriology, microbiology and virology by ...

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Partnership for Food Safety Education

May 7, 2010 ... Bacteria can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands, cutting boards, utensils, counter tops and food. To Fight BAC!® always: ...

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Germs. Learn how germs work and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Nail Infection, Bacterial

Paronychia, commonly known as bacterial nail infection, is inflammation of the region of the finger or toe from which the nail plate originates, which is called the proximal nail fold (PNF). This inflammation may occur in the short term (acute) or may be a long-term problem or one that keeps coming back (chronic).

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Infections, Bacterial
Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent makes people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese. But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.

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Bacterial vaginosis
Symptoms such as vaginal itching, burning, pain and discharge are some of the most common reasons that women seek medical care. Often, the problem is vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina. In women of childbearing age, the most common cause is a bacterial infection. The main symptom is a smelly vaginal discharge, but some women have no symptoms. The treatment is antibiotics. Other infections that can cause vaginitis include trichomoniasis and yeast infections. Some other causes of vaginal symptoms, including vaginal bleeding, are sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal cancer and vulvar cancer. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Bacterial Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. People with pneumonia usually complain of coughing, fever, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

Bacterial Pericarditis
Pericarditis describes the condition where the thin membrane lining the heart becomes inflamed. Most often, acute pericarditis is self-limiting and will resolve within a few weeks. However, it may recur and is considered chronic if the symptoms persist for more than 6-12 months. Some people that develop pericarditis can have complications such as fluid accumulation around the heart (pericardial effusion) or heart compression (pericardial constriction) that may require emergency or surgical interventions.

Bacterial gastroenteritis
Bacterial gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by bacteria. See also: Food poisoning Shigella gastroenteritis Viral gastroenteritis

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Bacterial Wound Culture
To detect a bacterial wound infection, to determine which specific bacteria are present, and to isolate and grow the bacteria for subsequent susceptibility testing

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Bacterial Meningitis in Children
Bacterial meningitis is also called spinal meningitis. It is an infection and inflammation (swelling) of the meninges caused by bacteria (germs). Meninges are linings that cover the brain and spinal cord. Normally, the meninges serve as a wall between the blood and the brain and spinal cord. The meninges prevent germs and other substances from entering the brain and spinal cord. With meningitis, bacteria enter and damage the meninges. The fluid in the brain gets infected which causes inflammation. Because of the inflammation, blood flow is decreased to the brain and there is increased pressure in your child's head. Bacterial meningitis can be a very serious disease and is more common in children less than two years.

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Bacterial and Fungal Susceptibility Testing
To determine the likelihood that a particular antimicrobial agent will be effective in stopping the growth of the bacteria or fungi causing your infection

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Small bowel bacterial overgrowth
Small bowel bacterial overgrowth is a condition in which very large numbers of bacteria grow in the small intestine.

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Pericarditis - bacterial
Bacterial pericarditis is irritation and swelling of the sac that surrounds the heart (pericardium), due to infection by bacteria. See also: Pericarditis

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Prostatitis - bacterial acute
Acute prostatitis is swelling and irritation (inflammation or infection) of the prostate gland that develops rapidly.

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