About This Chapter
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
|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.|
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.
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- Biology of Bacteria
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