Microbiology

Mycobacterium leprae: Types of Leprosy, Pathogenesis & Epidemiology of leprosy

Leprosy is a chronic bacterial disease and it is caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy was first observed by Hansen in 1868 so also known as Hansen disease. It mainly affects the skin, eyes, nose and peripheral nerves. It is a gram-positive acid-fast bacteria for which 5% percent sulphuric acid is used for the decolorization after …

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List of Diseases & their Vaccine (Brief Summary table)

VACCINE & DISEASES Disease Vaccine Disease spread by Disease symptoms Disease complications Chickenpox Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox. Air, direct contact Rash, tiredness, headache, fever Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs) Diphtheria DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria. Air, direct contact Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck …

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Classification of Bacteria on the basis of Nutrition, oxygen requirement, growing temperature & pH

Classification of bacteria, nutrition, oxygen, growing temperature, pharmapedia, thepharmapedia

Bacteria are prokaryotic organisms that do not contain chlorophyll. They are unicellular and do not show true branching. They differ from eukaryotes in not having a nuclear membrane, a nucleolus, and cell organelles like mitochondria, golgi apparatus and endoplasmic reticulum. They have a single circular chromosome. For growth and multiplication of bacteria, they require nutrition …

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