The growth of a parasitic organism within the body. (A parasitic organism is one that lives on or in another organism and draws its nourishment therefrom.) A person with an infection has another organism (a "germ") growing within him, drawing its nourishment from the person.
Bladder infection, also called cystitis, refers to infection and inflammation of the urinary bladder. Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the passageway that connects the bladder with the exterior of the body.
Chlamydia is a common and curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria that cause chlamydia infection are transmitted during vaginal, anal, and sometimes oral sex.
Ear infection, also known as otitits, is an infection or inflammation of the inner or outer parts of the ear.
There are many types of Eye infections, but the most common is called conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye.
Gonorrhea also known as "the clap," is a highly contagious, yet curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhea.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV).
Hepatitis B infection is caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is contracted from person to person through blood or bodily fluids contaminated with the virus.
Hepatitis C infection is an inflammation of the liver caused by infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which occurs when blood from an infected person enters the body of a person who is not infected with Hepatitis C.
Herpes is caused by two viruses, which are highly contagious infections that usually affect the mouth or genital area. The two types of viruses that cause herpes are herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2).
Kidney infection is a general term used to describe infection of the kidney by bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The infecting microbe may have invaded the kidney from the urinary bladder or from the bloodstream.
Lyme disease disease is an inflammatory disease characterized by a skin rash, joint inflammation, and flu-like symptoms. The disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is harbored and spread by deer ticks when feeding on a host.
Pelvic Inflamatory Disease (PID)
PID is a general term for infection of the female reproductive organs, which can affect the lining of the uterus (womb), the fallopian tubes (tubes that carry eggs from ovaries to uterus), or ovaries.
Sinusitis, or Sinus
infection, refers to an inflammation of the sinuses, the air spaces
within the bones of the face, due to an infection within these spaces.
Skin infections may occur when breaks in the skin are invaded by bacteria, fungi, or yeast.
Staphylococcal (staph) infections are communicable infections caused by staph organisms and often characterized by the formation of abscesses. They are the leading cause of primary infections originating in hospitals (nosocomial infections) in the United States.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common infection that usually occurs when bacteria enter the opening of the urethra and multiply in the urinary tract.
A Vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis (pronounced: can-dih-die-uh-sis), is the name for a common infection caused by a type of yeast-like fungus called candida.