Diseases - Browse By Category - Localized Infections

Diseas Scope Incubation
Bell's palsy Global Estimated: days to weeks:
Bite wounds Global Estimated 1 to 5 days;
Brain abscess Global Hours to months;
Bronchitis Global Estimated: 12 hours to 4 weeks;
Candida paronychia Global Days
Cellulitis and erysipelas Global Estimated 1-5 days;
Conjunctivitis Global 4-12 days for adenovirus infections; 12 hours to 3 days for picornavirus; 6-19 days for chlamydia, and 2-20 days for microsporidia; [CCDM, p. 129-34]
Empyema Global Estimated: days to weeks;
Encephalitis Global Estimated: days to weeks;
Endocarditis, infective Global Days to weeks; usually within 2 weeks of bacteremia; [ID, p. 573]
Epiglottitis Global Estimated: 1-5 days;
Gas gangrene Global After trauma, at least 6 hours and usually less than 4 days; [Harrison ID, p. 463]
Gastroenteritis Global Estimated: hours to weeks;
Herpetic whitlow Global 2-12 days; [CCDM]
Impetigo Global Estimated: days to weeks;
Keratitis Global Estimated: 1 day to many weeks:
Liver abscess Global Estimated: several days to several months;
Lymphadenopathy Global Estimated: days to months;
Mastoiditis Global Estimated: days to weeks;
Meningitis Global Estimated: 1 day to several weeks;
Necrotizing fasciitis Global Varies from rapid onset (superficial infection) to slower onset (infection of deeper structures); [Harrisons, p. 536] Estimated: 1-5 days;
Noma Rare in industrialized countries; "Noma belt" includes Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Ethiopia; Cases have been reported in Lao People's Democratic Republic and Haiti; [CCDM] Unknown;
Onychomycosis Global Unknown; [CCDM, p. 229]
Orbital cellulitis Global Estimated: days (bacteria) to weeks (fungi);
Osteomyelitis Global Estimated: days to weeks;
Otitis externa Global Estimated: days to weeks;
Otitis media Global Estimated: 1-10 days;
Parapharyngeal space infections Global Estimated: 1-10 days;
Pericarditis Global Estimated: days to weeks;
Pharyngitis Global 1-4 days for Group A Strept; [Harrisons, p. 454] Estimated: 1 day to 1 month for all causes;
Pneumonia Global Estimated: 1 day to 2 months;
Sepsis Global Estimated 1 day to several weeks;
Septic arthritis Global Estimated: days to weeks;
Sinusitis Global 1 to 10 days for viruses and bacteria and weeks to months for fungi;
Tinea barbae Global Usually 10-14 days; [CCDM, p. 173]
Tinea capitis Global; Black piedra is endemic to tropical areas of South America, southeastern Asia, and Africa; [CCDM, p. 228] Usually 10-14 days; [CCDM, p. 173]
Tinea corporis, cruris, or pedis Global Usually 4-10 days for tinea corporis and cruris; unknown for tinea pedis; [CCDM, p. 231-2]
Tinea versicolor Global, but more common in warm humid climates; [ABX Guide] Normal flora in 90% to 100% of people; [ABX Guide]