• infection
  • Through this mode of action, erythromycin can effectively remedy a tremendous number of diseases and conditions, such as pneumonia, syphilis, sinusitis, respiratory infection, and Legionnaires disease. (fsu.edu)
  • The infection caused by this bacterium is called atypical pneumonia because of its protracted course and lack of sputum production and wealth of extrapulmonary symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • A positive blood test for cold-hemagglutinins in 50-70% of patients after 10 days of infection (cold-hemagglutinin-test should be used with caution or not at all, since 50% of the tests are false-positive), lack of bacteria in a Gram-stained sputum sample, and a lack of growth on blood agar. (wikipedia.org)
  • Corynebacterium minutissimum is the bacteria that causes this infection, often club shaped rods when observed under a microscope following a staining procedure, which is a result of snapping division which makes them look like a picket fence. (wikipedia.org)
  • streptococci
  • The first-generation cephalosporins represented by the oral drugs cephalexin and cefadroxil, and the injectable drug cefazolin have a spectrum of activity that includes staphylococci, streptococci, and many of the enteric gram-negative bacilli. (vin.com)
  • clindamycin
  • To perform a D-test, an agar plate is inoculated with the bacteria in question and two drug-impregnated disks (one with erythromycin, one with clindamycin) are placed 15-20 mm apart on the plate. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the area of inhibition around the clindamycin disk is "D" shaped, the test result is positive and clindamycin should not be used due to the possibility of resistant pathogens and therapy failure. (wikipedia.org)
  • mainly
  • Otitis media is the inflammation of the middle ear cleft and the tympanum with otorrhoea lasting from 2 weeks to more than 3 months, with permanent perforation mainly caused by bacteria (Adoga et al. (springeropen.com)
  • penicillins
  • it should not be used against bacteria that are sensitive to drugs with a narrower spectrum of activity, such as penicillins and cephalosporins. (wikipedia.org)
  • oxidase-positive
  • Campylobacter is a helical-shaped, nonspore-forming, Gram-negative, microaerophilic, nonfermenting bacterium forming motile rods with a single polar flagellum, which are also oxidase-positive and grow optimally at 37 to 42 °C. When exposed to atmospheric oxygen, C. jejuni is able to change into a coccal form. (wikipedia.org)
  • methicillin
  • determined that cefoxitin serves as an appropriate replacement for methicillin in determining if some bacteria display methicillin resistance. (wikipedia.org)
  • neutrophils
  • The neutrophils, bacteria, and fluid leaked from surrounding blood vessels fill the alveoli and result in impaired oxygen transportation. (wikipedia.org)