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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
AIRBORNE BY SECRETIO: There are three kind of meningitis 1viral2bacterial3fungal most common are viral which are transmitted by direct airborne change of secretions by cou ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Stiff neck: Inability to forward flex your neck, fever, headache, chills, nausea sometimes pain involving the entire spine are a few of the most common symptoms.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
Common parts Africa: Meningits is increased in parts of africa. The 'meningitis belt' runs east to west along the african equator. The disease is spread from person to pe ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not common at all: I'm not sure if there is such a thing although sometimes meningitis caused by a fungus, TB, AVI, or EBV, in patients with AIDS can be chronic. The onl ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
GBT: Gay and bisexual men are the groups most severely affected by HIV in the US. They accounted for more than 60% of all new HIV infections in the US.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
AIDS victims: Those who have unprotected sex with men who have sex with men who have HIV.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Early on, you can get a flu-like syndrome known as acute retroviral syndrome. Afterwards, manifestations depend on what opportunisitic infection occu ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcelo Laufer
31 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Wild polio: If for philosophical or religious or fear of autism reasons a family decides not to vaccinate their children, I have a problem with that.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Meningeal signs: Fever, vomiting, clouded sensorium, headache, stiff neck , possible skin rash.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
CANCER, HEART DISEAS: E and accidents.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
Wow: It is so uncommon I guess I would say dementia from alcohol and drug abuse, vascular origin and maybe post traumatic would be most common in that age ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Depends on etiology: It depends on site eg meningitis, lymphnodes, intestinal tb, renal or bone tb.Common symptoms are fever night sweats, anorexia and wt, loss.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
VAriable: Nasty foot ulcers especially in the tropics and hard to treat. Difficult pneumonia thankfully rare. Why do you ask?
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
21 years experience Family Medicine
Aka Concussion: Fatigue, headache, nausea, sometimes vomiting.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
25 years experience Psychiatry
Depends...: It depends on how you define brain injury. You could have brain injury caused by trauma (probably the biggest cause), stroke, tumor, brain surgery, b ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Lung disease in city: Mostly asthma and reactive airways disease. In smokers and others COPD may develop.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
HPV and Herpes: The most common stds in men are hpv and herpes, followed by chlamydia, urethritis, and gonorrhea.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Herpes type viruses: Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc... Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: In the first 24hrs it usually relates to birth defects.Between 24 hrs and a year comes crib death (SIDS).From 1-20 it is most often related to injury ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benz
46 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends.: Dehydration can be associated with weakness, dizzinesss, cramps and passing out and reduced urin output. Also thirst.
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
There are many types: 70% of people who have dementia have alzheimers disease. But strokes can cause vascular dementia. Lewy body dementia and frontal temporal lobe dement ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Diarrheal illness: Diarrheal illnesses kill more people than any other sort of illness and most of these deaths occur in the third world.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Old people: The conducting system (like electricle wiring) of the heart tends to wear out as you get older so that it is the older patients who most commonly have ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not easy to describe: Symptoms of scid may include a sudden and recurring diarrhea, chronic ear infections, upper respiratory infections and more than one case of pneumonia ... Read More

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