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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are staph infections, and how are they treated?
- What are the most common types of flesh-eating bacteria?
- How are the different types of anthrax transmitted and treated?
- How has the treatment of leprosy evolved over time?
- What are the symptoms of gangrene and tetanus?
- What are fluorescent bacteria?
1. What Is a Staph Infection? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatments
This lesson will discuss something known as a staph infection. We will delve into Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, septic arthritis, toxic shock syndrome, and antibiotic resistance.
2. Flesh Eating Bacteria: Causes, Progression & Treatments
This lesson will discuss something commonly known as flesh eating bacteria. We'll cover some of the most common bacteria that are involved as well as terms such as fascia, necrosis, and necrotizing fasciitis.
3. Anthrax: Types, Transmission & Treatment
This lesson will dive into a very famous disease, called anthrax, that causes three main forms of disease: cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and pulmonary. We will also briefly discuss something known as an endospore.
4. What Is Leprosy? - History, Signs & Treatment
We will learn about a terrible and ancient condition known as leprosy. We'll discuss how it relates to Hansen's disease, Mycobacterium leprae, Mycobacterium lepromatosis, tuberculoid leprosy, and lepormatous leprosy.
5. Tetanus: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
In this lesson, we will discuss a well-known condition called tetanus. You will learn about the bacteria, toxins, and symptoms associated with this deadly disease.
6. Gangrene: Signs & Treatment
This lesson will discuss the three major types of gangrene. We will delve into gas gangrene, wet gangrene, and dry gangrene as well as the typical causes and signs associated with these different forms.
7. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: The Fluorescent Bacteria
This lesson will teach you about Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a type of really cool bacteria that has lots of different colors and even a particular smell. We'll explore how this bacterial plays a role in nosocomial infections as well.
8. Bacillus Anthracis: Characteristics, Symptoms & Treatment
Anthrax is caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. This bacterium has several traits that make it an ideal choice for those who develop bioweapons. In this lesson, learn about those traits and much more about this bacterium.
9. Fungal vs. Bacterial Skin Infections
Your skin provides a barrier for your insides, but that also means it's vulnerable to infection from different sources. In this lesson, we'll look at two of those sources: fungi and bacteria.
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Other chapters within the Microbiology: Help and Review course
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- 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 Diseases of the Respiratory Tract: 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