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How Can You Distinguish Between Meningitis And Lyme Disease
Bacterial infection: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to have lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. It is proven that lyme can be transmitted by biting flies & possibly by mosquitoes, fleas, spiders etc. It can be transmitted in utero to babies & possibly sexually. It can cause many symptoms. See comment:. ...Read more
4,000 Articles or ..: Bartonella has vast strains per the public data bases as does Babesia. We have 13 books on tick infections, and some show difference. Symptoms can overlap. This is a super specialization. Free Books on these www.personalconsult.com under free books. A 300 paper Vet MD says Bartonella diagnosis is terrible and so is testing. Dr.Krause reminds us Babesia-single celled parasite--is deadlier than Lyme ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partly geography,,,: Though one may be bitten by a tick, it may not transmit lyme, depending on where you are and how long the tick has been feeding(ie. Ticks that carry lyme aren't found in az; in ca, the tick ixodes pacifica does carry it). However, as dr. Baker describes, there are many more other infections one can get from ticks, with a single feeding resulting in the presence of more than 2 or 3 types of bugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testing: IBS is a symptom complex that can come on from several triggering mechanisms. Celiac disease can be a trigger to IBS or IBSD, but blood tests will show specific immune system abnormalities triggered by gluten. Further workup would show the damage the disease causes to the intestinal tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more
Distinct layers: Pachymeningitis refers to inflammation (itis) of the covering of the brain known as the dura mater or pachymenix. Leptomeningitis refers to inflammation of the leptomeninges, which are the pia and arachnoid membranes that sit between the dura and the brain. Sometimes an MRI will show enhancement preferentially in one of these compartments over the other but typically they go together. ...Read more
Similar: Food poisoning is due to infection found in the food eaten. It is usually bacteria and the response is fairly soon after ingesting the food. Contagious gastrointestinal disorders are usually viral and usually occur 1-2 days after the exposure. Food poisoning is more commonly nausea and vomitting, viral infections are more diarrhea. But you can experience both with either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacterial Infection: Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through a type of tick. The bacteria can cause alot of things from a simple rash, to fevers, joint pain to more serious things such as meningitis and heart problems. If you think you were bitten by a tick or have lyme disease, please see your doctor. It's very easily treatable as long as you dont wait. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What is main difference between symptoms and diagnosis of asymptomatic neurosyphilis and TB meningitis? Can one be misdiagnosed as other?
Big difference: Neurosyphilis is usually slow in onset and causes balance problems and dementia-like symptoms. Tb meningitis comes on more quickly and tends to cause double vision or numbness on the face, trouble talking, confusion or stroke-like symptoms. A spinal tap is the best way to make the diagnosis of either test. There is a blood test to look for a syphilis infection. ...Read more
How do you diagnose lupus? What is the difference between multiple sclerosis and lupus? Which disease causes tooth loss?
Acuity: Quite different items. A heart attack will come on suddenly and it may involve chest or abdominal pain, sometimes nausea and vomiting, some other times somewhat vague symptoms of not feeling well. The intensity and unicity of the symptoms should help in discriminating them from menopause symptoms that are usually recurrent. ...Read more
Rare manifestation: Neurologic manifestations of Wegener granulomatosis (WG) are primarily cranial neuropathies and peripheral neuropathies. Other neurologic manifestations include seizures, cerebritis, stroke syndromes, and granulomas extending from the sinuses, which may affect the pituitary gland, resulting in diabetes insipidus. Stroke is rarer. ...Read more
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