Diseases & Conditions
Non-Specific Infections Of The Upper Respiratory Tract Introduction Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are common ailments that affect the nose, throat, sinuses, and other structures of the upper respiratory system. These infections can be caused by a variety of viruses, bacteria, and occasionally fungi. In this article, we will delve
Community Acquired Infections Introduction Community-acquired infections refer to infections that are acquired outside of a healthcare setting, such as hospitals or clinics. These infections are commonly transmitted through person-to-person contact, contaminated surfaces, or exposure to infectious agents in the environment. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and prevention of community-acquired infections is
Infective Endocarditis Introduction Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the inner lining of the heart chambers and heart valves. It is typically caused by bacteria, but can also be caused by fungi or other microorganisms. IE is a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention and treatment. Causes: The
Lung Abscess Introduction A lung abscess is a serious condition characterized by the formation of a pocket of pus within the lung tissue. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection, most commonly due to aspiration pneumonia, where foreign material, such as food or liquids, is inhaled into the lungs.
Pneumonia Introduction Pneumonia is a common and potentially serious respiratory infection that affects the lungs. It occurs when the air sacs in one or both lungs become inflamed and filled with fluid or pus, leading to symptoms such as cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. Pneumonia can be caused by various