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
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What Is Diphtheria? - Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

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

''Corynebacterium Diphtheriae'' is a bacterium that causes the disease diphtheria. Learn how the ''diphtheriae'' exotoxin is released and explore the signs, treatment, and prevention methods for diphtheria.

Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough

2. Pertussis: Cause & Symptoms of Whooping Cough

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is an extremely contagious disease of the respiratory system. Learn about the cause, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of pertussis, explore the damage pertussis does to respiratory cilia, and discover the role Bordetella pertussis played in the Hundred Years' War.

Legionnaires' Disease: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

3. Legionnaires' Disease: Cause, Symptoms & Treatment

Legionnaires' disease is a disease that causes severe lung inflammation due to an infection from the Legionella pneumophila bacterium. Learn about the lung disease bacterium, Legionella and amoebae, and the cause, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of this disease.

Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

4. Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

Tuberculosis (TB) is a respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Learn about latent and active tuberculosis, how TB is diagnosed, and the treatment of the disease with a combination of antibiotics.

Strep Throat:  Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

5. Strep Throat: Cause, Symptoms & Treatments

Strep throat, or streptococcal pharyngitis, is the inflammation of the pharynx usually caused by streptococcus pyogenes. Explore the causes and symptoms of strep throat, and learn about the usual treatment of the disease with antibiotics and pain relievers.

Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

6. Bacterial Meningitis: Transmission, Symptoms & Treatments

Although the symptoms of bacterial meningitis may seem like a bad hangover, there could be something much more detrimental going on that could even result in death. Learn about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and measures for preventing the transmission of bacterial meningitis.

Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments

7. Bacterial Pneumonia: Causes, Signs & Treatments

Bacterial pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lungs caused by different kinds of bacteria. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of bacterial pneumonia, discover the different bacteria that cause pneumonia, and explore its diagnosis and treatment.

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