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Flashcards in Common Pathogens Deck (18):
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Aspergillus fumigatus

Fungus
Aspergillosis

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Campylobacter jejuni

Bacteria
Most common cause of bacterial diarrhea in US

3

Candida albicans

Fungus
Thrush, vaginal yeast infections, systemic infections

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Clostridium tetani

Bacteria
Tetanus

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Clostridium botulinum

Bacteria
Food-borne botulism

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Enterococcus faecalis

Bacteria
Wound infections

7

Epidermophyton, Trichophyton, and Microsporum

Fungus
These are the 3 genera of fungi that cause dermatophytoses (such as tinea capitis, tinea cruris, & tinea pedis)

8

Epstein-Barr

Virus
Infectious mononucleosis

9

Escherichia coli

Bacteria
Urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis, and intestinal diseases (gastroenteritis, food poisoning)

10

Haemophilus influenzae

Virus
Upper respiratory infection

11

Helicobacter pylori

Bacteria
Most common chronic infection in humans; gastritis and peptic ulcers; acute infection causes abdominal pain, weight loss, and nausea & vomiting

12

Hepatitis B virus

Virus
Hepatitis

13

Herpes simplex virus

Virus
Cold sores around mouth (HSV-1) or general herpes (HSV-2)

14

HIV-1

Virus
AIDS

15

Human papilloma virus

Virus
Genital warts; cervical cancer

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Influenza virus (A, B, C)

Virus
Influenza

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Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV, or HHV-8)

Virus
Kaposi's sarcoma

18

Adenovirus

Virus
Childhood respiratory infections; eye infections; intestines, & urinary tract