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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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Is azotemia a kind of infectious disease?

Is azotemia a kind of infectious disease?

No: Azotemia causes high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds. ...Read more

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Can there be a name or word for the study of infectious diseases?

Can there be a name or word for the study of infectious diseases?

Infectology?: A spanish doctor once referred to an i d doc as an infectologist. Infectology could therefore describe the study of infection but it is not in common use. ...Read more

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What is a good textbook that has a comprehensive list of autoimmune diseases/disorders, and an overview of associated autoantibodies?

What is a good textbook that has a comprehensive list of autoimmune diseases/disorders, and an overview of associated autoantibodies?

Search on-line: You can obtain all of this information on-line. Just search for it. There are great site from mayo clinic to webmd and several others. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

Too broad: The question is too broad.Vascular disease could be venous or arterial. Arterial disease is more frequent with certain medical issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride, smokers, family history. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

What sort of disease is a cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

CMViin retina: It can also cause a retinitis and vision loss in patients with a compromised immune system such as cancer patients or HIV positive. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a autoimmune disease?

What are the causes of a autoimmune disease?

Genetics and enviro: It is a combination of genetics and the right enviromental triggers. We do not know all these triggers yet, but some people may the genes, but never have them turned on despite being exposed to a trigger. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor specializes in infectious diseases?

What kind of doctor specializes in infectious diseases?

InternalMedicineDocs: These are internal medicine trained doctors who have completed 3 years of internal medicine residency.And following that they do a fellowship in Infectious disease and most of them are Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and SubSpeciality Board in Infectious Disease ...Read more

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What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. ...Read more

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Infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease do the same thing?

Infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease do the same thing?

Not exactly: All infectious disease specialists treat all things infectious as the result of bacterial, fungal, vital, or parasitic infection. They may treat children at some point but they also deal with adults. Pediatric infectious disease on the other hand is a sub-specialty of this group that treats only children and the infections specific to this population. ...Read more

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Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues? My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?  My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Yes: As part of vascular training, infectious etiologies of the vascular tree are covered. There are a number of vascular disorders that are cause by infections and some feel atherosclerosis in some part can be cause by an infectious agent. Arterial aneurysms can develop due to infections as well a pseudo aneurysms. Infections of arterial grafts are a major problem and are treated primarily by surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

Is there a publicised list of known rapists of s.T.D's and h.I.V?

No: These conditions are too widespread and common to have such a list which might be considered an invasion of privacy. Carefully consider your partners and intimates. There is a strong element of trust in relationships. ...Read more

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What are non-communicable diseases? What is an example of such a disease?

What are non-communicable diseases? What is an example of such a disease?

Non-communicable: Non-communicable diseases are those that you cannot transmit to another person - in other words, not contagious. Cellulitis. Rheumatoid arthritis. Coronary artery disease. Emphysema. There are many, many, many non-communicable diseases. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Yes for some lung dz: Any condition that causes pulmonary hypertension (emphysema/copd, sleep apnea, fibrosis, scleroderma, etc) can lead to cor pulmonale (right-heart failure) which stagnates venous flow and cause liver problems. Cancer or infection of the lung can sometimes lead to dic, a life-threatening condition in which clots block small blood vessels all over the body. ...Read more

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Causes of chronic non-specific inflammation in duodenum other than celiac disease in INDIA ?? please tell about every other possible causes.

Causes of chronic non-specific inflammation in duodenum other than celiac disease in INDIA ?? please tell about every other possible causes.

Inflammation: Acid, drugs, or trauma, infections ( H. pylori), ulcers, internal bleeding, diverticulii. Advanced cases with other symptoms may signal a more serious and chronic underlying condition like Crohn's Disease or tumors. ...Read more

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What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

Assays.: These kinds of diseases are tested for ny tests called assays that test for viral antigen oe antibodies to the viral antigens or proteins. For example, the hepatitis b surface antigen (hbsag) is the screening testy for hepatitis b infection. Meanwhile, the anti-hbs antibody tells if the person has recovered from the hepatitis b infection, or has been vaccinated. ...Read more

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Can there be more than a variety of the disease Alzheimer's disease?

Can there be more than a variety of the disease Alzheimer's disease?

Dementias: Alzheimer's is but one dementia, and others include vascular dementias due to strokes, metabolic dementias due to hypothyroidism and vitamin deficiencies, front-temporal dementias associated with genetics, dementias secondary to multiple head injuries, multiple sclerosis, and parkinson's. ...Read more

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Is an infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease doctor the same thing?

Not Quite: This is a doctor, trained as a pediatrician. Then further training was obtained in the area of childhood infections. Thus they are specialists in the area of childhood (pediatric) infections. An infectious disease doctor usually is the same but with training for adults only.Or occasionally for all ages. ...Read more

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Examples of different types of doctors that specialize in unresolved infectious disease cases?

Examples of different types of doctors that specialize in unresolved infectious disease cases?

HealthDept CDC: In unresolved Infectious Disease Cases the local and regional Health Departments and the Infectious Diseases Specialists from CDC do get involved to solve the Mystery in the interest of Public Health ...Read more

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

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 ...Read more

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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

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