Tag: Pneumonia

Staphylococcus aureus infections quick review

Staphylococcus aureus infections quick review

Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive cocci that literally means “golden grape cluster berry” due to its clustered appearance on Gram stain. It is frequently found as normal flora on the skin and nasal passages but can cause a wide range of illnesses from minor skin infections to life-threatening diseases

Septic Shock: Treating Blood Infections, Pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infections

Septic Shock: Treating Blood Infections, Pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infections

Septic shock is the result of an infection that’s in the blood stream. These can be infections that come from different sorts of areas. So, in the lungs, it would be called a pneumonia, or in the urine, a urinary tract infection. And often times, when we get these infections,

Legionnaire’s Disease: Making Building Water Systems Safer through Regulation

ASHRAE’s published Standard 188 provides minimum Legionnellosis risk management for building water systems. But governments don’t need to wait until an outbreak occurs to act. This is why we’re asking you, the chapters, to get involved by encouraging municipal, state and federal governments to adopt Standard 188 now. But how

Meet Pediatrician Marietta Vazquez, MD

Meet Pediatrician Marietta Vazquez, MD

– So, pediatric infectious disease specialists treat infections. So, from the very common things such as ear infections, pneumonias, respiratory infections, bone infections, to the more severe infections, like brain infections, meningitis, My area of expertise is vaccines, so I spend a lot of time talking to parents about why

Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Tuberculosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

It’s estimated that about two billion people worldwide are infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis, often just shortened to tuberculosis or simply ‘TB’. Two billion is a ton of people, but even though they’re infected, that doesn’t mean all those people have symptoms, the vast majority, about 90-95%, aren’t even aware they’re