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Glossary for Actinomycetales infection

  • Actinomycosis: An infection that results from the bacteria sp. Actinomyces.
  • Atypical pneumonia:
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Chest pain: Pain in the chest area.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Hemoptysis: A condition which is characterized by the coughing up of blood or blood stained sputum
  • Lung abscess: Pus (abscess) in the lung
  • Lung inflammation: Inflammation that occurs in the lung
  • Meningoencephalitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the brain and meninges
  • Mycetoma: Any of a group of infections caused by actinomycetes (bacterial) or a fungus (eumycetoma). It causes a chronic, pus-producing infection under the skin and sometimes involves bone. The infection most often occurs in the feet. The infection is most common in arid and semi-arid parts of the world. Serious cases can require amputation of the bone.
  • Myositis: One of the underlying causes for muscle weakness/myopathy.
  • Osteomyelitis: A bone inflammation caused by bacteria. The inflammation usually originates in another part of the body and is transported to the bone via the blood.
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.

 

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