Bacterial vs Viral Infections

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Bacterial vs Viral Infections:

Bacterial Viral
General Findings Productive cough, high-grade fever, pus production, thick pharyngeal exudate. Non-productive cough, low-grade fever, watery secretions from nose and pharynx.
Infection Characteristics Infection follows a slow progression and stays longer. Symptoms show up abruptly and infection subsides quickly.
Immune Response Increased neutrophils Increased lymphocytes.
Treatment Antibiotics Symptom management; there is no treatment.

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8. Viruses associated with cancer
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10. Hepatitis serologic markers
11. Bacterial vs viral infections
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