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What is the physiology and pathophysiology of rheumatic fever?

What is the physiology and pathophysiology of rheumatic fever?

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever is caused by a streptococcal infection triggering a specific immune response. Acutely various joint aches and pains occur accounting for the 'rheumatic' term. Long term the mitral and/or aortic valves are often involved with chronic inflammation and damaged. We see rf rarely in the us now, but sometimes in new immigrants. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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What's the pathogenesis of dengue?

What's the pathogenesis of dengue?

Viral infection: Dengue is a mosquito borne virus infection. For more information consult this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dengue-fever/. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viral infection of the brain?

What are the symptoms of viral infection of the brain?

Many.: There can be a virus infection of the brain (encephalitis) or the coverings of the brain (meningitis). Symptoms can range from headache and stiff neck to confusion, sleepiness, seizures, and even coma. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology diagram of community acquired pneumonia?

What is the pathophysiology diagram of community acquired pneumonia?

CAP: You may be confusing "pathophysiology" with the defining features of cap. This is pneumonia in a person who has not been in contact with medical facilities in contrast to pneumonias which occur in hospital, nursing homes, etc. They generally occur by aspiration of microorganisms from the mouth or nasopharynx into the lung, often in people with prior viral illnesses or other predisposing factors. ...Read more

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What exactly is the pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis?

What exactly is  the pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis?

Invasionand Response: Bacterial meningitis usually begins with nasopharyngeal colonization by an organism, followed by invasion and bacteremia. The generation of an intense subarachnoid space inflammatory response, induced by release of bacterial virulence factors and/or inflammatory cytokines on sequences of bacterial meningitis, including cerebral edema, increased intracranial pressure, and alterations of blood flow. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of syncope?

What is the pathophysiology of syncope?

Decr brain bloodflow: Syncope (loss of consciousness) is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. Most cases are cardiogenic in nature (for example, arrhythmias), but other causes can include vasovagal response, carotid artery compression, vertebrobasilar system disease, etc. See your primary care provider for further discussion if you've experienced syncope. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/syncope/syncope.htm ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of cholera?

What is the symptoms of cholera?

Watery diarrhea: Cholera causes variable amount of watery (rice water) diarrhea which can be severe enough to cause rapid dehydration. Vomiting can occur but fever is not prominent. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

Inflammation: Acute cholecystitis would suggest blockage of the opening of the gallbladder due to gallstones. Acute indicates sudden onset, may need urgent medical treatment for pain, inflammation or infection. Surgery may be needed on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever?

What is the pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Are you kidding?: There is no way we can discuss pathophysiology in the short space allotted. People with homework assignments should go to the library or do their own web searches. We're here to answer clinical questions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

Hukes and spews 2: By definition, there has to be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also include abdominal pain, cramping, occasionally fever, and occasionally blood in the vomit or stool. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroenteritis in teens?

See below: There is no difference in the symptoms based on age. Most everyone will have vomiting and diarrhea, or diarrhea alone. ...Read more

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What is the viral name of salmonella?

What is the viral name of salmonella?

Salmonella is not a: virus. It is a bacteria that causes an infection called Salmonellosis . ...Read more

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What is the name of the virus that cause ebola and what are the symptoms of ebola ?

What is the name of the virus that cause ebola and what are the symptoms of ebola ?

Zaire Ebolavirus is: strain causing current outbreak in West Africa. According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite,low back pain & muscular /joint aching. Sx's may progress to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea (potentially bloody), marked weight loss, chest pain, coughing > ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of sick sinus syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of sick sinus syndrome?

Sick sinus: Sick sinus syndrome refers to pathology of the sinus node of the heart which is the natural pacemaker that regulates heart rate. When this node malfunctions the heart rate can become abnormally slow or actually paradoxically lead to atrial dysrhythmias causing very rapid rhythm abnormalities such as atrial fibrillation. Occasionally patients go back and forth from too slow to rapid rhythms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of enteritis?

What are the symptoms of enteritis?

Enteritis: Cramping, diarrhea. Sometimes bloody diarrhea. Nausea vomiting and fever are frequently present keep hydrated. See a doctor if symptoms are severe (i.e., blood, dehydration) or persistent. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more