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Glossary for Nocardiosis

  • Actinomycosis: An infection that results from the bacteria sp. Actinomyces.
  • 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
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • 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
  • Histoplasmosis: Lung infection from fungus Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Lung symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both lungs.
  • Lymphoma: Cancer involving lymph nodes and the immune system.
  • 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.
  • Night sweats: Night sweats is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake.
  • Rocephin -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Rocephin (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.
  • 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.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.

 

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