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A 36-year-old member asked:

How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Disease definitions: Disease is 'being out of balance' -- 'dis' which means 'negative' and 'ease'.. Infectious diseases generally relate to illnesses caused by germs. Degenerative diseases are more 'chronic' in nature, as things wear out- whether from too much inflammation, old age or some kind of damage. Environmental diseases arise from exposures - like mold in the work place. There are docs that specialize in these

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are infectious diseases caused by?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: Prions, viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa , parasites.
Last updated Jul 26, 2014
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