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Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Can be, not usually: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Is urinary infection a serious or even life threatening disease?

Is urinary infection a serious or even life threatening disease?

Sometimes: It can be if it extends beyond the bladder and into the kidneys, or if it results in urosepsis (bacteria from the infection entering the bloodstream). This is more likely to occur in the elderly or immunosuppressed. ...Read more

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Can kawasaki disease cause death in a young child if not treated?

Can kawasaki disease cause death in a young child if not treated?

Yes: Kawasaki's disease is a very serious condition that can cause some serious complications such as a coronary artery aneurysm. These aneurysms can clot causing a heart attack or rupture and both of these can cause death. Your pediatrician should hospitalize your child and treat immediately with ivig (immunoglobulins), and that can decrease the risk of this very serious complication. ...Read more

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Tb is a deadly disease, or can survive and recover?

Tb is a deadly disease, or can survive and recover?

Treat TB: Tb is a treatable disease. You must take the antibiotic medicines exactly as directed and finish them all. Usually you need to take 2 or 3 medicines at the same time. Sometimes the TB is drug resistant and so may be more difficult to treat. This is why it's most important to take all the medicine and finish it so the bacteria cannot develop resistance to the antibiotic. If resistant can be fatal. ...Read more

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Can kawasaki disease cause death if left untreated?

Can kawasaki disease cause death if left untreated?

Yes: Kawasaki disease can cause heart problems, most notably coronary aneurysms. On occasion a fatal heart attack can be the result. Treatment within 10 days greatly reduces the chances of serious complications. ...Read more

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Is meningitis a dangerous disease?

Is meningitis a dangerous disease?

Depends on agent: Meningitis is defined as an inflamation(generally caused by infection) of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord.The agent may be bacterial (like strep/staph/meningococcus); viral, fungal or parocitic.Some viral cases are mild & resolve without special rx. Most bacterial are deadly if untreated & may damage even with rx. Fungal & paracitic causes are also deadly & often harder to rx. ...Read more

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Please describe the most serious, fatal, and rare virus/disease?

Please describe the most serious, fatal, and rare virus/disease?

Dangerous Viruses: Are you referring to most virulent virus, fatal rate without or with treatment or most deaths historically? Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read more

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Is e. Coli possibly a fatal disease?

Depends: E. Coli can cause a wide variety of diseases, from kidney or bladder infections to acute GI disease, to sepsis from a variety of sources. This will determine whether it is possibly fatal. Suspect you are asking about traveller's diarrhea. This is usually self-limiting, but certain strains of e. Coli can produce life-threatening disease, particularly if patients are treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is the fibromyalgia a fatal disease?

Is the fibromyalgia a fatal disease?

No: Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a certain degree of misery and discomfort, it will not cause loss of life. The only risk is profound depression which could make you seriously ill. ...Read more

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Can myositis be fatal in all cases?

Can myositis be fatal in all cases?

No, it depends: On what type of myositis, the cause, the scope, etc. Myositis just means muscle inflammation. There many types, such as general myositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion-body myositis, juvenile myositis, polymyositis, etc. See http://www.Myositis.Org/ best of luck! ...Read more

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What is an infant disease that can be fatal and involves vomitting?

What is an infant disease that can be fatal and involves vomitting?

Too many to list: Vomiting is a common symptom to a number of genetic, metabolic, infectious & structural disorders that may show up in an infant.The more specific you are with questions the more likely we can provide information. ...Read more

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Is primary brain cancer considered a pretty rare disease?

Is primary brain cancer considered a pretty rare disease?

There are: 5.7 cases/100k population. Glioblastoma is the most frequent type, and in a 2000 seer report, median survival is about 7 mos. M:f, 6;4; wht:blk, 9:1. ...Read more

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Can walking pneumonia be the cause death in someone with Crohn's disease?

Can walking pneumonia be the cause death in someone with Crohn's disease?

Depends: It depends on what kind of treatment was being used for crohn's disease. A lot of patients with crohn's disease are now treated with biologic agents and other immunosuppressive medications that can affect your immune response & your ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Sort of: Leprosy is a chronic slowly progressive illness and it is treatable. Left untreated, it can cause death after a number of years of being ill with the disease. ...Read more

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Why is HIV considered a life threatening disease?

Why is HIV considered a life threatening disease?

Uniformly fatal: Hiv is a virus that causes aids. Without therapy (multiple expensive targeted medications), the average life expectancy for someone who contracts HIV is 8 to 10 years, and without therapy virtually everyone with HIV would die of disease. This is why HIV is "life threatening". With appropriate drug treatments and good diet/lifestyle some people with HIV may live decades and die of other causes. ...Read more

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If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Yes: When the disease affects the respiratory muscle causing them to become weak, patients develop respiratory failure and that is one of the most common reasons for death. ...Read more

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Is Gastroparesis Terminal, or Fatal or Life Threatening?

Is Gastroparesis Terminal, or Fatal or Life Threatening?

Gastroparesis: is usually a radiographic (XRAY) diagnosis and it means a large non-contracting stomach (most often seen as an early form of Diabetic nerve damage (Neuropathy) IT IS BY NO MEANS FATAL! ...Read more