Oval bacterium that is intermediate between the coccus and bacillus forms.
Acute infection of the skin that results in characteristic red,
edematous lesions; found most commonly on the face and legs; caused by
a group A. beta hemolytic streptococci.
Fluid which collects around an inflammation site; serous exudates
contain much fluid, hemorrhagic exudates contain blood, and purulent
exudates contain pus.
Poisoning from ingestion of foods containing poisonous substances.
These include mushrooms; shellfish; foods contaminated with
pesticides, lead, or mercury; milk from cows that have fed on
poisonous plants; foods that have putrefied or decomposed.
Genus of gram-negative diplococci; genus name for bacteria of
gonorrhea and meningococcal meningitis.
An infection acquired from a hospital environment.
Acute infection following childbirth due to introduction of the
infectious agent into the uterus; can be caused by hemolytic streptococci.
A secretion from inflamed tissues; usually an opaque, creamy colored matter.
Formation of pus
Small, aerobic, gram-negative, non-sporeforming bacilli; ferment
lactose, with acid and gas production. Normal inhabitants of lower intestine.
Bacteria isolated from the gastrointestinal tract.
Infection with an organism of the genus Salmonella; manifestations
may be varied.
A disease caused by the exotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani.
A disease caused by a retrovirus called HTLV III or LAV or HIV. This
virus infection results in destruction of the T4-helper cells and loss
of immunity to most opportunistic infections.
Affinity for the skin and associated structures.
Inflammation of the liver. It may be caused by a variety of agents,
including viral infections, bacterial invasion, and physical or
chemical agents. It is usually accompanied by fever, jaundice, and an
An inflammatory skin disease marked by small vesicles in clusters,
usually restricted to diseases by this virus.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
The causative agent of AIDS.
Yellowish discoloration of the tissues due to the presence of bile
pigments (bilirubin) in the blood; icterus.
A skin cancer disease that predominately occurs in AIDS. The lesion
is a reddish-brown colored skin disease.
Bluish-white specks on mouth lesions in early measles, before skin eruption.
Affinity for the central nervous system or nervous tissue.
Inflammation or irritation of the nasal passages, resulting in runny
nose, nasal congestion, and/or postnasal drainage.
German measles; three-day measles.
measles; usually means red measles.
Affinity for the internal organs of the chest or abdomen.
Infection with pathogenic amebas; acute amebiasis is known as amebic dysentery.
Inflammation of the skin.
Fungi that infect superficial tissues; the skin, hair, and nails.
Diarrhea plus blood and mucus in the stool; related to inflammation
of the alimentary tract.
A lung infection caused by a protozoan parasite that is a common
consequence of AIDS.
Inflammation of the lungs.