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Ch 16: Respiratory Bacterial Infections

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Use the engaging video lessons, mini quizzes and practice exam in this chapter to boost your knowledge of respiratory bacterial infections. These study resources are available 24/7 in a secure online environment and can help you excel on a test or prepare to earn course credit.

Respiratory Bacterial Infections - Chapter Summary

If you need a resource that can help you better understand respiratory bacterial infections, you've reached the right place! This chapter offers in-depth analyses of tuberculosis, strep throat, bacterial meningitis and other infections. Explore fun lessons in this chapter as short videos or full transcripts, and test your comprehension of the concepts they cover by taking accompanying quizzes. If you have questions about the lessons, feel free to submit them to our experts. When finished with this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss causes, symptoms and treatments of diphtheria
  • Share causes and symptoms of pertussis
  • Explain the cause of Legionnaires' disease and discuss symptoms and treatment
  • Provide details about the diagnosis, treatments and latency of tuberculosis
  • Describe the cause, symptoms and treatments of strep throat
  • List symptoms and treatments of bacterial meningitis and discuss its transmission
  • Detail causes, signs and treatments of bacterial pneumonia

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Respiratory Bacterial Infections
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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