Medical Microbiology

Legionella Epidemiology Pathogenesis Diagnosis Treatment Prevention

Legionella: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Legionella: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention Legionella is a genus of Gram-negative bacilli that take their name from the American Legion convention where they were first discovered. The species designation of the prime human pathogen, Legionella pneumophila, reflects its propensity to cause pneumonia. Legionella species are widespread in the environment. Legionella are inhaled into the …

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Rabies: virology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Rabies: virology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Rabies Rabies is an acute fatal viral illness of the central nervous system (CNS). The word rabies is derived from the Latin verb to rage, which suggests the appearance of the rabid patient. It can affect all mammals and is transmitted between them by infected secretions, most often by bite. It was first recognized more …

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THE COMMON COMPONENTS OF CULTURE MEDIA FOR MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

THE COMMON COMPONENTS OF CULTURE MEDIA FOR MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

THE COMMON COMPONENTS OF CULTURE MEDIA FOR MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY An examination of the formulae of culture media commonly shows a few key nutrient ingredients, and several other components added for the selection and/or identification of separate groups or species of bacteria. All life is dependent on the presence of water and all the nutrients from …

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Normal Microbiota of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Normal Microbiota of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems

Normal Microbiota of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems Normal urine is sterile, However it should become contaminated with microbiota of the skin near the end of its passage through the urethra. Therefore, urine collected directly from the urinary bladder has fewer microorganism contaminants than voided urine. The predominant bacteria in the vagina are the lactobacilli. These bacteria produce …

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Mechanism of Drug action

Mechanism of drug action (antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoans)

Mechanism of drug action (antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoans) INTRODUCTION  Antimicrobial agents An antimicrobial is naturally occurring microbial products that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms. The microbial agent may be a chemical compounds and physical agents. These agents interfere with the growth and reproduction of causative organisms like bacteria, fungi, parasites, virus etc. Ideal characteristics …

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