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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the causes and signs of diphtheria and pertussis?
- What types of places increase the chance of getting Legionnaire's disease?
- How is tuberculosis diagnosed and cured?
- What drugs are used to treat strep throat?
- How is bacterial meningitis transmitted?
- What are the different kinds of bacteria that cause pneumonia?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8. Mycoplasma Pneumoniae: Symptoms & Treatment
Learn about the bacterial lung infection caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, including risks, symptoms and treatment. When you've finished reading the material, take the short quiz at the end of the lesson to see how well you retain the information.
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Other chapters within the Microbiology: Help and Review course
- Biology Basics for Microbiology: Help and Review
- Microbiology Basics: Help and Review
- Bacterial Biology: Help and Review
- Microbiology Laboratory Techniques: Help and Review
- Microorganisms and the Environment: Help and Review
- The Disease Process: Help and Review
- Introduction to Viruses: Help and Review
- DNA Viruses: Help and Review
- RNA Viruses: Help and Review
- Protozoan Diseases: Help and Review
- Fungal Infections: Help and Review
- Gastrointestinal Tract Illnesses & Infections: Help & Review
- Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Diseases: Help and Review
- Bloodborne Bacterial Diseases: Help and Review
- Bacterial Skin and Wound Infections: Help and Review
- Immunology And the Body's Defenses Against Pathogens: Help and Review
- Antimicrobial Drugs: Help and Review
- Food and Industrial Microbiology: Help and Review
- Sterilization and Antiseptic Techniques: Help and Review