An infection of the central nervous system is caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus, or protozoa. It can lead to meningitis or encephalitis. Symptoms of a central nervous system infection include fever, headaches, stiff neck, and confusion.
Infections & Parasitic Diseases & Viruses
Infections and viruses are a common occurence. But, when is the flu, 'really' a flu? And when is a sore throat, a strep throat? Do ear infections always need a course of antibiotics? And, most importantly, once your doctor has identified your illness, what are the common treatments that are prescribed? Find out more about the many infections and viruses that afflict us including parasitic infections.
H. pylori infection is a disease that affects a lot of people, especially in less developed countries. Although many people may be harboring the bacteria in their stomachs, only a few manifest symptoms of the infection. Learn about this common infection that can lead to many complications.
Antibiotics for anaerobic bacterial infection include metronidazole and clindamycin. These drugs are used to fight bacteria that thrive in environments devoid of oxygen. Combo drugs such as Piperacillin/tazobactam, ampicillin/sulbactam, and amoxicillin/clavulanate are effective as well.
A number of lung infections that are difficult to get rid of do not respond readily to usual treatment with antibiotics. They can be chronic or recurrent despite treatment and cost a lot in health care. Learn what these difficult lung infections are and what treatment options are available.
There are many different symptoms of viral infections, and many different types of viral infections that one can come in contact with. Because of this, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms to look for so you can protect yourself and your family.
If you have a foot infection from peripheral vascular disease, contact your physician. It is important that treatment begin immediately to keep any other complications from developing.
What are the most common bacteria types that cause disease? Gain a greater understanding of pathogenic bacteria.
The principles of aseptic technique are practiced whether the setting is the clinic, the surgery, or the laboratory. The basic goal is to minimize the spread of disease-causing organisms. Adherence to these rules is vital to the safety of not only the patient, but also the health care providers.
How do people get mycoplasma pneumoniae? Learn how mycoplasma pneumoniae is spread and the symptoms of the infection.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that is diagnosed by its distinctive symptoms. Doctors generally do not need a laboratory test to identify the specific virus involved with this common childhood illness.