Featured Bacteria Articles
Descriptions of Featured Bacteria Articles
MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) Infection
MRSA is a type of bacterial staph infection that can cause serious symptoms. This eMedTV Web article offers an overview of MRSA, including information on how this infection is transmitted, possible symptoms, and treatment options that are available.
Azithromycin is a prescription antibiotic that is prescribed to treat numerous common infections. This eMedTV article lists some specific infections that can be treated with azithromycin and discusses azithromycin effects, strengths, and side effects.
A number of bacterial infections can be treated with the antibiotic Cipro. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers more information on this drug, including details on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
The press has dubbed MRSA a "staph superbug," which, as this segment of the eMedTV site explains, is not necessarily an exaggerated description. This page provides a brief overview of the condition and includes a link to in-depth information.
Signs and Symptoms of a MRSA Infection
A red bump that resembles a pimple, pustule, or boil may be a symptom of a MRSA infection. This eMedTV segment offers a detailed overview on possible signs and symptoms of MRSA, including those that may lead to serious conditions (such as pneumonia).
Vibrio cholerae is the bacterium that causes cholera. As this eMedTV article explains, the bacterium is usually transmitted by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. The prevalence of cholera worldwide is also discussed.
Leprosy is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. This selection from the eMedTV Web library provides an overview of the bacteria, including history, possible transmission methods, recent statistics, and more.
Bactrim DS is an antibiotic that is often prescribed to treat certain types of infections. This eMedTV resource explains how this medication works and offers a more in-depth look at dosing information, potential side effects, and general precautions.
Clarithromycin is a prescription antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections. This eMedTV article offers an overview of clarithromycin, including information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and general precautions.
Bacterial pneumonia occurs when certain types of bacteria overwhelm the lungs' defense systems. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth overview of this condition, explaining how it is spread, who is affected by it, how the illness is treated, and more.
Rocephin is a prescription antibiotic that treats and prevents bacterial infections. This eMedTV page explores how Rocephin works, infections it is used to treat -- like meningitis, gonorrhea, and syphilis -- and how and when to take it.
Cipro Side Effects
Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting are some of the more common Cipro side effects. This eMedTV page offers a more detailed list of problems you may experience during treatment, with information on how frequently they occur and when to seek medical care.
A less-severe form of pneumonia, mycoplasma pneumonia is often classified as an "atypical pneumonia." This eMedTV Web page talks about this condition in more detail, explaining what causes it, potential symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
Bactroban is an antibiotic that is especially effective against MRSA when used as a nasal ointment. This eMedTV selection provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, with information on how to use it, possible side effects, dosing, and more.
Levofloxacin is an antibiotic approved for the prevention and treatment of certain infections. This eMedTV article describes the effects of levofloxacin, explains how the drug works, and offers general dosing information for the medicine.
Rifampin is an antibiotic prescribed to treat certain bacterial infections. More details are given in this eMedTV segment, including information on how the drug works, dosing instructions, and side effects. Links to various topics are also provided.
Yersinia are the bacteria that can cause plague (among other illnesses). This section of the eMedTV library highlights these three important human pathogens, possible symptoms, and how common infection with them is.
Ceftriaxone is a prescription antibiotic that is used to stop and prevent infections. This page from the eMedTV archives offers an overview of ceftriaxone and explains how it works, how it is taken, and what some of its possible side effects are.
Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that can cause illnesses such as sepsis and wound infections. This eMedTV segment discusses these types of infections and explains the transmission, incubation period, symptoms, and treatment options.
Some people think that MRSA is a virus. However, this is not the case. As this eMedTV article explains, MRSA is a strain of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. This page takes a closer look at MRSA infections, including how they are transmitted.