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is diarrhea considered to be a communicable disease

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends: Diarrhea is not a disease but a symptoms. Many of the diseases which cause diarrhea are communicable (viral diseases, hepatitis a, clostridium diffic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots: Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, microscopic colitis, celiac disease, pancreatic insufficiency, bacterial infection, parasitic infections, viral in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Riaz ahmed Ballim
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Crohn's: Yes but diarrhoea is more common
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
EBV: Because it's caused by a virus: epstein-barr virus (ebv).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Greene
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There's an itchy skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis that occurs in about 1/4 of the people with celiac disease. Of all the people with der ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
No: Generally, the government requires reporting epidemic diseases, or those that spread easily and are hard to treat. Schizophrenia is non-contagious an ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
IBD defined: Earlier healthtap answers may help. Briefly ibd is a spectum of inflammatory diseases of GI tract. At one end of the spectrum is ulcerative colitis-- ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
NOT NECESSARILY: Rest may be beneficial during acute rheumatic fever, but whether rest is necessary for the heart disease will depend in large part on the severity of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Absolutely: Particularly syphilis and hiv, along with herpes and several other potentially harmful organisms.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
I doubt it: With ulcerative colitis you really need to be having diarrhea with blood in it. Most lyme disease doesn't do this. I think the main connection would b ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Many viruses, bacteria and some fungi can cause septic arthritis. The most common type of bacteria causing arthritis is staphylococcus aureus. In you ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Diarrhea can be a symptom of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), but this is not a true allergy. In celiac disease, gluten (which is a comp ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Viral illness: Hantavirus is a rare and potentially very serious and possibly life threatening illness. Antiviral mediation may be helpful and the virus does not sta ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamed Akl
19 years experience Urogynecology
Yes: Frequently patients with kidney infections require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotic therapy, close observation and imaging of the urinary tr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Highly unusual...: ...But not unheard of. There are a select few reports of fetuses who developed exceedingly rare lung tumors during gestation. Practically speaking, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
It can be : Anemia of "no reason" could be the first sign of a cancer of the right ascending colon together with possible lose stools. Of course overt rectal blee ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: There are excellent therapies for HIV that can delay or retard the HIV virus. Aids is the ultimate clinical syndrome as a result of hiv. Infection can ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Too many to list: Vomiting is a common symptom to a number of genetic, metabolic, infectious & structural disorders that may show up in an infant.The more specific you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
That's how it is: Vaccinations do not treat diseases. They do not kill the germs involved, but can help the body build a successful defense against actual disease if ex ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
Fatal vomiting: Any mechanical disorder of the digestive track can make a baby vomit and if left untreated can be fatal. Examples are rotated intestines, duodenal at ... Read More
A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
27 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: If the correct test was done (measurement of IgA antibody to human recombinant TTG is recommended for initial testing for CD by NASPGHAN) and was nega ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Sometimes: The hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle have been associted with changes in bowel habits and are a common cause of irritable bowel ty ... Read More
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