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is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: It is a picornavirus. There are some similarities (it's genome is made of rna) but it is not a retrovirus (like hiv). It is a cause of the common c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Droplets or contact: It can spread through direct contact, or droplets spread via cough/sneezing etc. Cover your cough/sneeze and use hand sanitizer to reduce transmissi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
17 years experience Pediatrics
They bind receptors: On cells that line the nose, mouth and then invade the cells, replicate in them and them burst them to release more viruses. These new viruses repeat ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Usually: You have an infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Phillips
25 years experience Neurology
Yes: Viral meningtitis could be transmitted in a fashion similar to the common cold. The duration of possible transmission varies but averages 7-10 days. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
No: To the contrary, it is contagious like hiv.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some > than others: Some forms are much more worrisome than others. Meningococcal meningitis is quite contagious and close contacts are routinely given antibiotics to int ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Self-cures: People almost always recover with good immunity, though it is an unpleasant illness.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: Its is true.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It's just not. Occasionally autoimmune hepatitis is triggered by a hepatitis a infection but even that is past once the person is diagnosed with auto ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, dried blood can carry infectious viruses and other pathogens. Universal precautions (gloves, handwashing) should always be used when handling bl ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually not: However, some types of contagious diseases are indeed transmissible and can cause septicemia. Most cases of septicemia occur from bacteria already res ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: There is no evidence that epstein-barr virus (ebv) causes fibromyalgia (fms). Yet, many "experts" claim to find a connection. As fms is a painful cond ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: In children, having a functional spleen is important for the development of long-term immunity to certain bacteria. If you lose or have to have your s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. Somebody is thinking of leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells or their near-kin, in w ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Iofin
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that arises from bones, muscles, nerves, fat and connective tissues in general. Neoplasia (or neoplasm) means formati ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Legionaire's disease is one type of pneumonia. There are many others that are far more common.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Lapsiwala
22 years experience Neurosurgery
What form?: Pure sulfur may be but that form is not consumable. Sulfa is a common element in many drugs and is not neuro toxic.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Link to G6PD: Favism is associated with glucose-6-phophate dehydrogenase (g6pd) deficiency and is called favism because the consumption of fava beans causes oxidati ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
It is not influenza: But rather caused by one of a number of viruses. It is transmissible from person to person.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angina: Angina is a symptom, it means pain. Angina pectoris is the pain of insufficient blood flow to the heart and is a serious problem because of the insuff ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Hiv is the virus that causes aids.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Genital herpes can easily spread between partners avoiding genital/genital or oral/genital contact with an infected partner is key. Because it is so ... Read More
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