• antibiotics
  • dubious - discuss][verification needed] Phages are currently being used therapeutically to treat bacterial infections that do not respond to conventional antibiotics, particularly in Russia and Georgia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bacterial infections generally require antibiotics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Once considered to be "last resort therapy" by some medical professionals due to its unusual nature and invasiveness compared with antibiotics, perceived potential risk of infection transmission, and lack of Medicare coverage for donor stool, position statements by specialists in infectious diseases and other societies have been moving toward acceptance of FMT as standard therapy for relapsing CDI and also Medicare coverage in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • diseases
  • The efficacy of nitrofurantoin in treating UTIs combined with a low rate of bacterial resistance to this agent makes it one of the first-line agents for treating uncomplicated UTIs as recommended by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • One of the bacterial diseases with the highest disease burden is tuberculosis, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which kills about 2 million people a year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • During World War II, the Soviet Union used bacteriophages to treat many soldiers infected with various bacterial diseases e.g. dysentery and gangrene. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bacterial Genomes and Infectious Diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • flora
  • These infections can also be spread through indirect contact, for example, from the skin flora of an infected individual to a wrestling mat, to another wrestler. (wikipedia.org)
  • FMT involves restoration of the colonic microflora by introducing healthy bacterial flora through infusion of stool, e.g. by colonoscopy, enema, orogastric tube or by mouth in the form of a capsule containing freeze-dried material, obtained from a healthy donor. (wikipedia.org)
  • severe
  • It has been recommended that endoscopic FMT be elevated to first-line treatment for people with clinical deterioration and severe relapsing C. difficile infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • human
  • M. fermentans was first described by Ruiter and Wentholt in 1952 from isolate of a human genital infection, which led to the initial name G-strain. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • Depending on the development of the Verrucae, the surface may show signs of blood vessels, which feed the infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Squeezing or cutting boils in the danger triangle of the face can be particularly dangerous if done outside a medical setting, as blood vessels in this area drain into the brain and can carry serious infections there. (wikipedia.org)
  • serious
  • These infections can become quite serious creating a systemic inflammatory response resulting in massive vasodilation, shock, and death. (wikipedia.org)
  • effective
  • A limited number of studies have shown it to be an effective treatment for patients suffering from Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), whose effects can range from diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • spread
  • Once an infection occurs, the virus will spread to nerve cells, where it remains for the rest of the person's life. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infections may also spread to the bloodstream (bacteremia) and become life-threatening. (wikipedia.org)
  • A doctor may cut open or "lance" a boil to allow it to drain, but squeezing or cutting should not be attempted at home, as this may further spread the infection. (wikipedia.org)