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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Weak immune system: It means that someone's immune system is weakened, and cannot fight off infections as well as it should. Immunocompromise can be caused by medications ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Usually a result of disease, malnutrition, or immunosuppressive therapy.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Weak immune system: It means that someone's immune system is weakened, and cannot fight off infections as well as it should. Immunocompromise can be caused by medications ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Incapable of developing a normal immune response, usually as a result of disease, malnutrition, or immunosuppressive therapy.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Okeh
12 years experience in Hospital-based practice
No: But having uncontrolled blood sugar can make you disposed to lots of infections and can cause your body to be weak when it comes to fighting infection ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Staph infections are usually spread by direct contact with an infected person.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson
28 years experience in Pulmonology
If sputum infected: Tb remains contagious as long as you are coughing up sputum that still contains the bacteria. This can go on despite being medicated as it can weeks t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: But they are not highly contagious. The infections are transmitted by droplets containing bacteria. However the host usually needs to have some typ ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Yeast infections are not considered a sexually transmitted disease. But partners do the potential to infect each other.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
All your own: Most kidney infections arise from our own flora that's migrated from the environment up into the wrong place: the urinary tract. Post-coitus uti's ar ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe: Young children and immunovpromised adults arendt susceptible to symptomatic CMV infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Not the "infections": All bacteria are contagious, meaning that one person can smear some of his bacteria onto another's skin or other body part. The bacteria can then die, ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Sometimes: Some bacterial infections are, like strep throat, or pink eye, but many develop that are not really contagious, like sinusitis, cellulitis, or diverti ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: Hiv is a virus that attacks a person's CD4 t-cells, a special kind of cell that is crucial for the body's immune system. As the disease progresses, t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Actual infection:Yes: Actual infection with aspergillus is treated with surgery and anti fungals as a supplement. Presence of aspergillus is not proof of infection. Mere pr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Healthy young children are no more susceptible to staph infections than anyone else. Indeed, human immunity undergoes dips and blips throughout life, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Potentially: If the 'fungus' is untreated; and the person is indeed immunocompromised then potentially yes; rare, but it occurs.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, but...: Immune response (immunity) after RSV infection is short lived, therefore, reinfection with RSV throughout life is common.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, they are highly contagious, and are spread via the fecal to oral route. That can happen if a child doesn't wash their hands after using the bathr ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Only active TB is contagious.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Latent TB is exactly what it sounds like, latent. The body has sequestered the TB away in granulomas, and treatment is to eradicate the TB so that it ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience in Travel Medicine
No anyone is at risk: While severe disease is more common in babies, young children, those with chronic disease like diabetes and asthma, more serious complications, such a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Fungal meningitis is not contagious.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Contraindicated: Shingles vaccine (zostavax) is a live attenuated vaccine that contains a pretty good dose of weakened chicken pox virus. It is not recommended in peo ... Read More
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