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What bacterium causes strep throat?
Streptococcus pyogenes
What are five conditions that Streptococcus pyogenes can cause in the human body?
strep throat
ear infection(otitis media)
scarlet fever
rheumatic feter
glomerulonephritis
What bacterium produces diptheria?
Corynebacterium diphtheriae
What bacterium causes whooping cough?
Bordetella pertussis
What vaccine used to be given for pertussis? What vaccine is given now?
then: DPT
now: DTaP
What anaerobe causes tetanus?
Clostridium tetani
What is the disease of the meninges called?
meningitis
What gram-negative encapsulated diplococci cause the dangerous form meningococcal meningitis?
Neisseria meningitidis
What bacterium causes Haemophilus meningitis by moving from the respiratory tract to the blood and then to the meninges?
Haemophilus influenzae
What bacterium causes tuberculosis?
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
What bacterium causes pneumococcal pneumonia?
Streptococcus pneumoniae
What gram-negative encapsulated rod causes primary and secondary pneumonia?
Klebsiella pneumoniae
What gram-negative rod causes respiratory disease in compromised patients?
Serratia marscescens
What bacterium exists where water collects,becomes airborne in wind and breezes and enters the respiratory tract causing disease?
Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires disease)