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  Infection definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Infection: The growth of a parasitic organism within the body.
For example, the normal growth of the usual bacterial flora in the intestinal tract is not usually considered an infection.
Sinus Infection - Learn about sinus infections and inflammation of the sinuses (also known as sinusitis) with information written by doctors for patients.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12923   (311 words)

  
  Ear infection, middle ear - CNN.com
Ear infections are among the most common illnesses of early childhood.
Most ear infections clear up on their own within a few days, and most children stop having ear infections once they reach school age.
Ear infections also can be associated with dysfunction or swelling within the eustachian tubes — the narrow passageways that connect the middle ear to the nose.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00303.html   (1694 words)

  
 Infection - www.Vitacost.com
Infection is the result of invasion of the body by microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
Infections that have been successfully prevented or treated with friendly bacteria include infectious diarrhea, vaginitis, and urinary tract infections.
Allergy and recurrent urinary tract infections in childhood.
www.vitacost.com /science/hn/Concern/Infection.htm   (2238 words)

  
  CDC - Avian Influenza (Flu) | Avian Influenza Infection in Humans
Most cases of avian influenza infection in humans are thought to have resulted from direct contact with infected poultry or contaminated surfaces.
The source is unknown, but the evidence suggested that poultry was the source of infection and the main mode of transmission was from bird to human.
H7N7-associated illness included 78 cases of conjunctivitis (eye infections) only; 5 cases of conjunctivitis and influenza-like illnesses with cough, fever, and muscle aches; 2 cases of influenza-like illness only; and 4 cases that were classified as “other.” There was one death among the 89 total cases.
www.cdc.gov /flu/avian/gen-info/avian-flu-humans.htm   (1170 words)

  
  Infection information : by Ray Sahelian, M.D. natural infection treatment
Infection was a leading cause of death in humans before the discovery of antibiotics, antiviral medicines, antifungal medicines, and other drugs.
Sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages.
Inner ear infection, or otitis media, is extremely common in children and one of the most common reasons parents take their child to see the pediatrician.
www.raysahelian.com /infection.html   (2187 words)

  
  Infection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign species.
The branch of medicine that focuses on infections and pathogens is infectious disease.
An example of the former would be the anaerobic bacteria species which colonize the mammalian colon, and an example of the latter would be the various species of staphylococcus which exist on human skin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Infection   (410 words)

  
 Dr. Koop - Kidney Infection- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Two of the most common kidney disorders due to infections are glomerulonephritis and bacterial pyelonephritis (pyelos means pelvis of the kidney).
The complications of this disorder are hypertension, chronic infection, renal insufficiency and renal failure.
There are certain conditions that increase the likelihood of such an infection which include scars from previous infections, urinary tract infections, abnormal growth of the prostate gland, kidney stones, tumors, stagnation of urine due to backflow from the bladder, diabetes mellitus, trauma and even pregnancy.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/43/343.html   (690 words)

  
 Puerperal Infection | Principal Health News
A woman's susceptibility to developing an infection is related to such factors as cesarean section, extended labor, obesity, anemia, and poor prenatal nutrition.
Mastitis, or breast infection, is indicated by fever, malaise, achy muscles, and reddened skin on the affected breast.
Infections of the urinary tract are indicated by fever, frequent and painful urination, and back pain.
www.principalhealthnews.com /topic/topic100587366   (1187 words)

  
 skinfect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This infection is a gangrenous ulceration of the skin due to a mixed bacteria flora.
It is a fungal infection of the toe webspaces and the soles.
Infection of nail and/or the nail bed with dermatophyte fungi is usually due to T. rubrum.
www.hkmj.org.hk /skin/skinfect.htm   (2397 words)

  
 Middle Ear Infections
Typically, when the doctor refers to an ear infection, he or she is most likely talking about "acute otitis media" (although there's also the common ear infection called swimmer's ear, or otitis externa).
Ear infections also occur more commonly in boys than girls, in children whose families have a history of ear infections, and more often in the winter season when upper respiratory tract infections or colds are most frequent.
Ear infections are also frequently associated with upper respiratory tract infections and, therefore, with their common signs and symptoms, such as a runny or stuffy nose or a cough.
kidshealth.org /parent/infections/ear/otitis_media.html   (1859 words)

  
 Medical References: Group B Strep Infection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If her infection cannot be treated with these drugs (a minority of cases are resistant), she should be treated with vancomycin.
Infection before delivery is called chorioamnionitis and causes fever, uterine tenderness and increased heart rate in the baby.
Women with a urinary tract infection caused by GBS should be treated with intravenous antibiotics during labor and delivery, as they are likely to have high levels of the bacterium in the vagina.
www.marchofdimes.com /professionals/681_1205.asp   (1693 words)

  
 Infections in Pregnancy
Incidence of sequelae is 25% for primary infection, and 8% with recurrent infection [1]
The infection rate is nearly 50% for infants born vaginally in primary infection.
In a prospective study of varicella and herpes zoster in pregnancy no infants with clinical evidence of intrauterine infection were born to the 366 women with reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (shingles)throughout their pregnancies [2].
www.perinatology.com /exposures/infectionlist.htm   (926 words)

  
 Infection
Infections are caused by microorganisms, usually bacteria or viruses.
Other useful topics to refer to are: common cold/sore throat, influenza, cough, recurrent ear infections, urinary tract infection, yeast infection, athlete’s foot, herpes simplex/cold sores, HIV support, shingles, and parasites.
Vitamin C has antiviral activity, helping to prevent virus infections or, in the case of the common cold, reducing the severity and duration of an infection.
www.vitaminevi.com /Concern/Infection.htm   (1793 words)

  
 Ear Infection
An ear infection is most commonly caused by trapped moisture in the ear and by minor injury to the ear canal.
An ear infection results most often from swelling in the eustachian tube (a small tube that connects the ear to the nose).
Ear infection symptoms are usually associated with upper respiratory infection, a cough or runny and stuffy nose.
www.xlear.com /articles/ear-infection.aspx   (475 words)

  
 Avoiding infection when you have reduced immunity : Cancerbackup
These are signs of a possible infection and you may need to have antibiotic treatment, either as tablets or by drip (intravenous injection).
If you do come into contact with anyone who has an obvious infection, it is best to ask your hospital doctor or specialist nurse for advice as soon as possible, as you may need to have medicines to prevent you from getting the infection.
For example, the guidelines might be very strict if you have leukaemia and are having high doses of chemotherapy or have had a bone marrow transplant, so it is best to check your diet with the hospital staff who are caring for you.
www.cancerbackup.org.uk /Resourcessupport/Symptomssideeffects/Othersymptomssideeffects/Avoidinginfection   (2011 words)

  
 Sinus Infection
Most sinus infections are caused by viruses (such as the common cold), asthma, allergens (such as dust, mold, and pollen), nasal polyps, or anything that causes swelling in the nose.
Sinus infection produces headache, pain, upper jaw and tooth ache, tenderness around the nose, forehead and cheeks, swelling around the eyes, ear ache and infection, fever, weakness, cough, and a runny nose or nasal congestion.
Because sinus infection is common and chronic for many individuals, preventative measures are often used to avoid the discomfort and pain usually associated with a sinus infection.
www.xlear.com /articles/sinus-infection.aspx   (534 words)

  
 Resources and information to reduce hospital infections
That is why RID was founded: to motivate hospitals to make infection prevention a top priority and to show them the financial benefits of doing so; to provide patients with information on how to protect themselves; and to educate future doctors and nurses on the precautions needed to stop bacteria from spreading patient to patient.
When a patient contracts an infection and stays in the hospital weeks or even months longer, the hospital is seldom paid for the added stay and care.
McCaughey was invited to be the American infection expert at the Eighth Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control in Budapest (October 2007)...
www.hospitalinfection.org   (887 words)

  
 Infection Control Today Magazine - The journal for healthcare practitioners administering infection ...
Infection Control Today Magazine - The journal for healthcare practitioners administering infection control,sterilization products,Sterile Processing Department,Infection Control Practitioner, and Hospital Management
A place for infection control practitioners working in an acute-care environment.
Understanding and implementing guidelines to facilitate infection control principles and practices
www.infectioncontroltoday.com   (309 words)

  
 HIV Infection and AIDS: An Overview, NIAID Fact Sheet
If you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as syphilis, genital herpes, chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, or bacterial vaginosis appears, you may be more susceptible to getting HIV infection during sex with infected partners.
In people with AIDS, these infections are often severe and sometimes fatal because the immune system is so ravaged by HIV that the body cannot fight off certain bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and other microbes.
It reduces the level of HIV infection in the blood and may be active against HIV that has become resistant to current antiviral treatment schedules.
www.niaid.nih.gov /factsheets/hivinf.htm   (3123 words)

  
 Bladder Infections or Urinary Tract Infection
Some females get urinary tract infections more frequently, this may be because of the differences in the shape and length of the urethra in different people.
Bladder infections are characterized by an urgent desire to empty the bladder.
For some infections, you may only have to take antibiotics for 3 days, but usually you'll be on medication for 7 to 14 days.
www.coolnurse.com /bladder.htm   (1375 words)

  
 InteliHealth:
Bladder infection is the most common bacterial infection to affect humans, with up to one-third of all females having at least one infection at some point in their lives.
A bladder infection causes inflammation (irritation and swelling) of the bladder and urethra.
In rare cases, an untreated bladder infection may spread upward in the urinary tract to affect the kidneys, causing pyelonephritis, which is inflammation and infection of the kidney.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/9550.html   (1459 words)

  
 Infection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fungal skin infections may be treated with clotrimazole (Lotrimin AF®), miconazole (Micatin®), and terbinafine (Lamisil®).
Infections that have been successfully prevented or treated with friendly bacteria include infectious diarrhea, vaginitis, and urinary tract infections.
The main herbs for infection can be broken down into three basic categories: those that support a person’s immune system in the fight against microbes, those that directly attack microbes, and those that do both.
www.kroger.com /hn/Concern/Infection.htm   (1951 words)

  
 Infection
Infection is the result of invasion of the body by microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
Herbs that may be helpful: The main herbs for infection can be broken down into three basic categories: those that support a person’s immune system in the fight against microbes, those that directly attack microbes, and those that do both.
Allergy and recurrent urinary tract infections in childhood.
www.gianteagle.com /healthnotes/Concern/Infection.htm   (1518 words)

  
 eMedicine - Ureaplasma Infection : Article by Ken B Waites, MD
In adults with an intact and functional immune system, infections associated with genital mycoplasmal organisms are usually localized and do not result in severe illness, attesting to their relatively low virulence and perceived status as opportunists.
Clinically significant infections may ensue in individuals who are sexually active and in neonates but are rare to nonexistent in older children and adolescents who are not sexually active, with the exception of those with immunodeficiencies.
Infections may be caused by resistant organisms refractory to antimicrobial therapy and may require prolonged administration of a combination of intravenous antimicrobials, intravenous immunoglobulin, and antisera prepared specifically against the infecting species.
emedicine.com /med/topic2340.htm   (5436 words)

  
 CHLAMYDIAL INFECTION
Chlamydial infection is caused by a bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, and is transmitted during vaginal or anal sexual contact with an infected partner.
In women, chlamydial infections can result in PID; in men, these infections may lead to pain or swelling in the scrotal area, which is a sign of epididymitis, an inflammation of a part of the male reproductive system located near the testicles.
To be sure that the infection is cured, a follow-up visit to the doctor or clinic 1 to 2 weeks after finishing the medication may be necessary.
www.medhelp.org /lib/chlamydi.htm   (1121 words)

  
 Symptoms and Treatment for Infection
Infection is the result of invasion of the body by microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, or fungi.
Symptoms of infection include localized warmth, redness, swelling, discharge, foul-smelling odor, and pain to the touch.
The main herbs for infection can be broken down into three basic categories: those that support a person’s immune system in the fight against microbes, those that directly attack microbes, and those that do both.
www.evitamins.com /healthnotes.asp?ContentID=1038000   (1412 words)

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