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Diseases » Tularemia » Glossary
 

Glossary for Tularemia

  • Anthrax: A serious infectious bacterial disease that can be fatal.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Boil: Infected puseous hair follicle on the skin
  • Brucellosis: An infectious disease caused by the Brucella genus which is transmitted from animals to humans.
  • Carbuncle: Group of multiple boils
  • Cat scratch disease: An infectious disease transmitted through a cat's bite, scratch or lick and resulting primarily in lymph node pain and swelling. The condition can be mild or severe.
  • Cold & Flu:
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Gentamicin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Gentamicin (an antibiotic) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • 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
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Joint pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum: Type of chlamydia (sexually transmitted disease)
  • Lymphoma: Cancer involving lymph nodes and the immune system.
  • Meningitis: Dangerous infection of the membranes surrounding the brain.
  • Meningococcemia: A rare infectious disease whose main symptoms are upper respiratory tract infection, fever, rash and eye and ear problems.
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • 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.
  • Pericarditis: Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart
  • Plague: A rare but serious bacterial infection involving the bacterium Yersinia Pestis which can be carried by rodents and transmitted to humans by flea bites or through direct contact with an infected animal.
  • Rat-bite fever: An infectious diseases where a bite from a rate transmits a bacterial or fungal infection. The symptoms depend on the infecting organism.
  • Rickettsial disease: A disease caused by infection with rickettsial bacteria which are transmitted by arthropods such as ticks, mites and lice. Different rickettsial bacteria can cause different types of infections such as typhus, spotted fever and trench fever. Symptoms can vary somewhat between the different types.
  • STARI: Bacterial infection and skin rash due to illness from a tick bite
  • Sporotrichosis: A fungal skin infection caused by the fungus Sporothrix schenckii. Usually only the skin is infected but bones, lungs and central nervous system can rarely be affected also. Transmission usually occurs through infection of a skin wound.
  • Tiredness: Feeling tired either physically or mentally
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
  • Ulcer: A local defect in the mucosa
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

 

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