Bacterial Infections 101 Pictures Slideshow: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments

Reviewed by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD on Monday, June 16, 2014

A scientist examines bacteria in a petri dish.

Examples of the three basic types of bacteria: rod-shaped (bacilli), spherical (cocci), or helical (spirilla).

Illustrations of the structure and contents of a typical gram-positive bacterial cell and Influenza virus particle structure.

Examples of cellulitis on the shin, folliculitis on the torso, impetigo on the face of a child, and a boil on the skin.

Raw meat, fish, eggs, and cheese.

A couple on the bed reading the label of an STD medication bottle.

Acute bacterial meningitis, acute otitis media, illustration of bronchitis, and illustration of urinary structures.

Antibiotic prescription medications in bottles.

Illustration showing the how antibiotic resistance happens.

A yogurt drink, container of yogurt, and a bottle of probiotics, which help promote good bacteria in the GI tract.

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