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Schistosomiasis

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
A Trematode disease: Schistosomiasis is a disease cause by one of several types of this worm that lives with its mate in a state of eternal copulation in the veins drainin ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Rx 4 schistosomiasis: Traditionally, schistosomiasis (regardless of strain like s. Haematobium, s.Intercalatum, s.Japonicum, s.Mansoni, s.Mekongi, & even for toxemic schist ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Schistosomiasis bad: Chronic schistosomiasis is the inflammatory response caused by schistosome eggs deposited in intestine, carried to liver by way of portal circulation, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Schisto Epidemiology: Different strains of schistosomiasis are widespread in Africa and multiple areas of latin america, far east, china, coastal river valleys in japan, nu ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
A Trematode disease: Schistosomiasis is a disease cause by one of several types of this worm that lives with its mate in a state of eternal copulation in the veins drainin ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Giardia: This organism lives in many water sources, and can also be transmitted by the fecal-oral route often on the hands of food preparers or servers. It is ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It's caused by plasmodium, which is a mosquito-born parasite.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be: Usually chronic, not acute. Acute: pain, cough, fever, diarrhea, fatigue., genital sores. Chronic: above, also rarely neurologic problems, including p ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience Infectious Disease
By insects: The causative agent of chagas disease (t. Cruzi) is transmitted by bloodsucking insects or kissing bugs.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Good Hygiene and...: Good handwashing and be careful of the water.These diseases are spread thru feces and sewage.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: For most parasitic and worm infestations, there are medications that can kill the parasite/worm. You shouldn't wait because the infection can cause se ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes indeed: Thankfully it is almost extinct thanks to science.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Schistosomiasis: The creatures entering, or trying to enter, the skin can produce katayama fever or just a rash. The eggs can cause pipestem cirrhosis of the liver, fi ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Blood or tissue: The best test is finding the characteristic eggs in the stool, rectal biopsy, urine, urinary bladder or liver. Antibody tests are available but less ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: Yersinia pestis, the cause of bubonic plague, is transmitted by the bites of infected fleas.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool O&P: Your doctor can send stool samples for stool o&p.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Too big: This requires extensive explanation, but the bottom line is that these are diseases caused by different types of organisms, the ones that you mention.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Especially in the sub-saharan region. If traveling, you should take appropriate prophylaxis medications.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may be caused: by any Legionella bacteria.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Anopheles Mosquitos: It is transmitted by bite of Anpheles Mosquitos
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
ID docs: It is acquired from fresh water harboring the cerebral form. The adult worms wind up in the venous system of the colon or urinary bladder depending o ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Metronidazole has been used but most times the organism is a commensal not a pathogen. That is, it eats with you, not you.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tropical medicine: Also called international medicine, included diseases that are widespread or difficult to treat in tropical regions, such as malaria.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Praziquantel: The anti-parastitic drug Praziquantel is highly effective.

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