Pneumococcal/Streptococcus Pneumoniae Question 1: The pathogenesis, clinical picture, diagnosis, and treatment of pneumococcal lobar pneumonia and bronchopneumonia Pneumococcal Lobar pneumonia Pneumococcal lobar pneumonia is a disease that generally infects the entire lungs. According to Kadioglu (290), bacteria that are known as streptococcus pneumoniae, also referred to as pneumococcus, cause the infection. The bacteria are a coccus that is located in pairs or small chains. Pneumococcal lobar
Streptococcus pneumoniae: Pneumococcal Pneumonia INTRODUCTION Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive bacteria that is a facultative anaerobe. This strain of bacteria can cause five different bacterial diseases. Streptococcus pneumoniae can cause pneumonia (an infection of the lungs), otitis media (an infection of the middle ear), sinus infections, bacteremia (an infection of the bloodstream), and meningitis (an infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord). The most common disease
diagnosis. Treating mild pneumonia can be given antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. For mild pneumonia can usually be treated at home by doing the following three things: - Lots of rest and reduce strenuous activities - Consumption of antibiotics - Drink plenty of water People with mild pneumonia do not need hospitalization in the hospital and will recover within a few days after doing things, such as drinking plenty of water and use of prescription antibiotics. Moreover, the simple steps below, can speed
was identified as Streptococcus pneumonia. In 1881 Streptococcus pneumonia was isolated by Louis Pasteur, the species was known as pneumococcus due to its role in the disease, pneumonia. In 1926 it was termed diplococcus pneumonia due to its propensity to exist in pairs of cells, but in 1974 it was renamed Streptococcus pneumoniae due to its formation of chains in liquid. It also played a key role in history molecular genetics. It has shown the significant increase in antibiotic resistance because
limited or an involved use of antibiotics in treatment of these diseases and other unconfirmed bacterial illnesses and why? Otitis externa is cellulites of the external auditory canal. The most common pathogens include, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Bullous myringitis is inflammation of the tympanic membrane; common pathogen is Streptococcus pneumoniae. Acute otitis media in an acute infection of the middle ear; most common pathogen includes S pneumoniae and H influenza (35-45%).
Ben Sperber Period 7 Drug Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Drug Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae The war against bacteria and their ability to evolve at a much faster rate than humans can create antibiotics (a medicine that hinders and disrupts bacterial growth and or destroys it) to fight against them has the human race at a disadvantage. With more and more bacteria being found to have strains of drug-resistant chains is creating a health crisis around the world as global
Streptococcus pneumoniae is the leading cause of death in young children. It invades the respiratory system with help from its structure. The structure and function of this bacteria helps it do its job, getting you sick, in the body. Streptococcus pneumoniae can make the body malfunction in the lungs. This malfunction can range from being not serious to deadly. This bacteria can’t do it’s job without the respiratory system. Streptococcus pneumoniae affects the respiratory system. The respiratory
Is meningitis contagious to pregnant women? Meningitis is a rare infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord called as meninges. It is of 3 types- • Viral- less severe and people generally recover completely • Bacterial- It is dangerous and contagious among people in close contact • Fungal- Very rare and in people with low immunity Discussion Bacterial- It is very serious. Can lead to death or permanent damage to brain and other parts of body. It is spread from person to person