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Ch 12: Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about a variety of respiratory diseases and the bacteria that cause them. Complete the quizzes that conclude each lesson to test your understanding of these bacterial diseases.

About This Chapter

Hopefully that cough is just a cough, because bacterial infections of the respiratory tract can be serious! In this chapter, students will learn about the symptoms of such diseases as tuberculosis, diphtheria, strep throat, meningitis, pneumonia, and more. Instructors will also define the different kinds of bacteria that cause these infections and explain how they are treated. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe diphtheria, pertussis, Legionnaires' disease, tuberculosis, strep throat, bacterial meningitis, and pneumonia
  • Define the different kinds of bacteria that cause the above infections
  • Explain the symptoms of bacterial respiratory infections, as well as such complications as latency in tuberculosis
  • Discuss common treatments for bacterial infections of the respiratory tract

Video Objective
What Is Diphtheria? - Cause, Symptoms & Treatments Learn about diphtheria, which is caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheria.
Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough Explore whooping cough, an upper respiratory infection caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.
Legionnaires' Disease: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment Find out about Legionnaires' disease, which is caused by the bacteria Legionella.
Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency Discover tuberculosis and the bacteria that causes it, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as well as problems that arise from latency of tuberculosis.
Strep Throat: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments Discuss strep throat and the bacteria that causes it, Streptococcus pyogenes.
Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments Find out about bacterial meningitis and different kinds of bacteria that cause it.
Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Strains & Treatments Learn about bacterial pneumonia and some of the many bacteria that can cause it, including Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: Bacterial Diseases of the Respiratory Tract
What Is Diphtheria? - Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

1. What Is Diphtheria? - Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss a bacterium known as Corynebacterium diphtheria, the disease diphtheria, exotoxins, endotoxins, A-B toxins, pseudomembranes, bull-necks, and more!

Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough

2. Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough

This lesson will describe Bordetella pertussis, whooping cough, the hundred days' cough, respiratory cilia, and the signs, symptoms, prevention, and treatment associated with pertussis.

Legionnaires' Disease: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

3. Legionnaires' Disease: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson discusses something known as Legionnaires' disease. We will talk about the bacterium responsible for this disease, how amoebae may be involved, the signs of this disease, and whether or not any treatment option exists for it.

Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

4. Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

This lesson will discuss the disease known as tuberculosis. We will talk about mycobacterium tuberculosis, latent TB, TB disease, mycolic acid, and the symptoms, signs, and treatments used for this terrible disease.

Strep Throat:  Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

5. Strep Throat: Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss something we've almost all had: strep throat. We'll discuss beta-hemolysis, Streptococcus pyogenes, pharyngitis, halitosis, pus, and all sorts of other things pertaining to strep throat.

Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

6. Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

This lesson will discuss something known as bacterial meningitis. We'll talk about the causes of this condition, ways by which you can get it, diagnosis and treatments strategies, as well as the symptoms and signs associated with bacterial meningitis.

Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments

7. Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments

This lesson will discuss the causes of bacterial pneumonia. We'll also look into how bacterial pneumonia is diagnosed and treated as well as the common signs and symptoms associated with this condition.

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