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  • Essay On Causes Of Tuberculosis

    The Cause and Effects of Tuberculosis What are the cause and effects of tuberculosis? Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium. These bacteria mostly infect the lungs, but also they can infect the other parts of the body like the brain, spine, and kidney. (1,4) If the tuberculosis bacteria are active, they will cause the death of the tissue of organs that have been infected. Tuberculosis is one of a few diseases that "have caused so much distressing illness for centuries and claimed so many lives". (2) In this essay, the cause of tuberculosis will be defined, as well as the effects. Tuberculosis is a chronic and fatal disease caused by bacteria which called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These bacteria are growing only in…

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  • Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is a disease caused by the bacteria known as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. This disease primary infects the lungs, also it can also invade other parts of the body, which is known as extra pulmonary tuberculosis. TB is an especially hard disease to control because the bacteria can lay dormant inside the body of a healthy person for years without being infectious to others or causing symptoms. This is known as latent TB. However, when the bacteria becomes active in…

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  • Bacteriophage Experiment

    as supernatant.The supernatant was filtered through a .22 micron filter in order to extract phages. Since bacteria and other particles tend to be bigger than .22 microns, they would not fit through the filter, thus allowing only phages through. Mycobacterium smegmatis was then added to the supernatant in the amount of .5 mL. It was allowed to incubate for 5 days. After incubating, 1.4 mL of the enriched filtrate was pipetted into a microcentrifuge tube. This was done twice using the p1000. Both…

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  • Summary: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

    Introduction Clinical laboratories have relied historically on phenotypic methods (i.e. culture and biochemical tests) to identify microorganisms. This can be time consuming task especially with slow growing organisms such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Molecular methods are now well established in the diagnosis of infectious disease. . (Harwood 2012). For the purpose of this essay I will give a brief overview of both traditional and molecular methods that re used today. I will focus on the pros…

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  • Mycobacterium Abscessus Research Paper

    however, the area becomes redder and is now tender when you touch it. You also suddenly feel flu-like symptoms with fever, muscle aches and a general feeling of malaise. When large, pus-filled boils suddenly appear on your newly slim tummy, you finally present to the emergency room, where, after cultures are sent and you are given a variety of interesting antibiotics, you discover that you are now the unhappy host of Mycobacterium abscessus. M. abscessus is considered a gram…

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  • Tuberculosis: An Infectious Disease

    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 TUBERCULOSIS Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is a major global health problem and it ranks alongside Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the estimates of WHO global tuberculosis report of 2015, there were 9.6 million people who developed TB and 1.5 million who died from the disease in 2014. 1.2 TRANSMISSION AND PATHOGENESIS OF TB TB infection occurs when…

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  • Write An Essay On Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is an infection in the lungs caused by a bacteria called mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is a contagious infection that begins in the lungs and can rapidly pass any organ of the body often affecting the kidneys, brain, bones and traveling via the lymph nodes and bloodstream. Tuberculosis which is abbreviated as TB is known to be one of the oldest disease among humans and today is one of the leading causes other infection and death in adults according to the World Health…

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  • Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Research Paper

    MICROBIAL HUMAN DISEASE(TUBERCULOSIS) The causative agent of tuberculosis is Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It was discovered in 1882 by Robert Koch.It is the highly contagious aerobic pathogen which mean they requires oxygen to grow and it is non-motile.It is an intracellular pathogen which means that infects the macrophages of the bodies immune system.And the reason this bacteria is very effective is because of the waxy coat of Mycolic Acid that onvolves the bacteria.Thia makes staining very…

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  • Similarities Between HIV And Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

    The risk of co-infection can be considerably reduced through ART. There are five major infectious diseases that cause significant mortality and morbidity among HIV patients (Chang et al., 2013). Tuberculosis People with HIV are 26 to 31 times more likely to get TB infection than people without HI (WHO, Approximately 14 million people from around the world have HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis co-infection. TB is the most common opportunistic infection among HIV patients, responsible for 26…

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  • Informative Essay On Tuberculosis

    How ironic do you think it would be to simply be out and about with your friends and/or family and very casually walk past someone as they coughed or sneezed? Normally you probably wouldn’t pay them any mind but today and everyday after your going to STOP and wonder, could this person potentially be a carrier of tuberculosis and is there a possibility that my loved ones and I may have contracted it? It is most definatly a possibility. Contracting tuberculosis is simply that easy. Tuberculosis…

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