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Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Is pneumonia bilateral in children contagious?

Yes: Most cases on bilateral pneumonia in children are caused by viruses or bacteria. These organisms can spread through droplets coughed out by the infected child into their surroundings & anyone nearby can inhale those droplets & thus acquire the infection if sufficient number of organisms have entered the lungs to start multiplying in the new host & cause infection. ...Read more

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How often is viral meningitis diagnosed in college kids?

How often is viral meningitis diagnosed in college kids?

11 per 100,000: The above stat is quoted as the overall incidence of viral meningitis in various studies with the incidence being the highest in younger children and declining with age. ...Read more

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How contagious is the disease mesenteric adenitis?

How contagious is the disease  mesenteric adenitis?

It isn't: Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestine, or bowel, to your abdominal wall. Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually results from an intestinal infection. Unlike appendicitis, however, mesenteric lymphadenitis is seldom serious and clears on its own. Very unlikely that you will catch this from someone else. ...Read more

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Is appendicitis in children common?

Is appendicitis in children common?

It is : Quite common. And sometimes it can be difficult to diagnose, especially in young children who cannot give an accurate history or cooperate with a physical exam. Take your child to pediatrician if you suspect appendicitis. ...Read more

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Is baby measles contagious to children?

Is baby measles contagious to children?

??baby measles??: If you are asking about roseola, the illness is contagious to anyone not previously infected. Most kids get this virus in early childhood & are then immune for their lifetime. ...Read more

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How is viral meningitis treated in college kids?

How is viral meningitis treated in college kids?

Supportive care: Uncomplicated viral meningitis is treated generally as an outpatient with supportive care only such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever and/or pain. Any person showing more severe symptoms, neurologic complications, or other concerning symptom is admitted to the hospital for specific treatments for their complications. ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?

Is bronchiolitis contagious to both children and adults?

Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is usually a disease of children less than 18 months. If adults get the bronchiolitis virus it is often a simple cold. If there is wheezing on older children and adults, particularly if reoccurring it is likely asthma. ...Read more

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How are kids vs adults diagnosed with autism?

How are kids vs adults diagnosed with autism?

Same way: The autism diagnostic observation scales are geared at different age levels, pre-verbal & verbal. Cognition ( intellect), processing of verbal & non/verbal information, language comprehension & expressive non-verbal & verbal social communication, reciprocal social interaction, & presence of stereotypies or narrow, restricted areas of interest are all tested. Social understanding @ 6 & >up by tops. ...Read more

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May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

May older children and adults catch the respiratory syncytial virus (rsv)?

Yes: RSV may be acquired at any age. It is especially severe in its presentation among patients who are already ill. The elderly population is also vulnerable. To prevent the spread of RSV, good hand washing and wiping off surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes is helpful. PRMG/Pediatrics/CA ...Read more

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Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

See your doctor: Any child with enlarged lymph nodes should have a visit to his/her pediatrician. Most enlargement of lymph nodes are what we called reactive enlargement, because it is usually associated with an infectious process, like sore throat, ear infection, etc. Now, enlargement of lymph nodes that are persistent, above certain size or in certain places can be the the first sign of more severe diseases. ...Read more

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Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Generally not: Similar to other viruses which infect the GI tract, but the nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory symptoms may be slightly worse. Children will be lethargic, not have much appetite, and may develop low grade liver inflammation. Serious complications are almost entirely related to dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, and acidosis. Often lasts 8-10 days and rarely requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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Tonsilar lymph node enlargment: prognosis in children please help?

Tonsilar lymph node enlargment: prognosis in children please help?

Mostly benign: Lymph node enlargement could be mostly benign in children. However make sure an md has examined the child to make sure there is no serious infection or any other serious illness. ...Read more

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Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Is bilateral pneumonia in children dangerous?

Possibly: With early recognition and proper treatment, most kids respond to treatment, including some as outpatients.If a kid has an unusual form of pneumonia (staph) or one that is unresponsive to antibiotics, their course can be quite difficult. ...Read more

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How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

Uncertain: The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known. Around 1990, some estimated the number to be 1% to 5% of patients overall. ...Read more

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Does e.Coli infections affect children worse then adults?

Depends: Really depends on the strain of e. Coli. Some are very virulent and cuase significant organ damage, no matter what the age. ...Read more

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What is non-specific mesentric adenitis? What causes it?

What is non-specific mesentric adenitis? What causes it?

Lymph nodes inflamed: mesenteric refers to intestinal area and adenitis referrs to lymph node - all means inflamed or reactivated lymphatic nodes in gut area as a result of immune reponse to some bacterial infection. Just like sore thorat causing lymph nodes enlargment around neck it can be same around gut. In kids it is common with strep thorat that some abdominal pain is caused by " non specific ( genreal) mesenteri ...Read more

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Am i going to die if I have cervical adenitis?! i read some where about celluits i'm freaking out

Not going to die: Cervical adenitis is due to many causes. If it is under your jaw, this is usually due to a viral infection or bacterial infection, such as colds, flu, tonsillitis, sinus infection, strep throat, and others. Acne and ear infections can also cause cervical adenitis. I recommend you see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes cervical adenitis in adults, and what are the side effects of doxycyclhycl?

What causes cervical adenitis in adults, and what are the  side effects of  doxycyclhycl?

Cervical Adenitis: Cervical lymphadenitis is a term used to describe an infection of the lymph nodes in the neck. Children often have this kind of infection, but it can affect people of any age. Those who develop cervical lymphadenitis symptoms should consult a physician, as this infection may require prescription medication. ...Read more

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What is mesenteric adenitis and how can it be treated?

Inflammation: Mesenteric adenitis is a condition whereby an infection (usually a bacteria) causes inflammation that affects an area of the intestine. In particular the lymph nodes near the intestine become inflamed. It can be diagnosed by specialized tests or stool culture, and in most cases resolves without special treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen cervical adenitis what's that mean and can it kill me?

Highly unlikely.: An infection of the lymph nodes in the neck can usually be cured by a routine round of oral antibiotics.If it doesn't completely resolve after that, return to your doctor or an infectious disease specialist for further management. ...Read more

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What should I know about mesenteric adenitis?

What should I know about mesenteric adenitis?

Mimic appendicites: Mostly seen in children present like appendices, self limiting disease most of the time. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have mesenteric adenitis?

Lymph node: enlargement in the body part that connects the intestines to the major blood vessels. Main context is when it causes pain that mimics acute appendicitis, confounding the diagnosis. It is usually reactive to infection or inflammation, but if it is multiple and enlarged, it could be sign of lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease in rare instances. Ask your doctor for further explanation. ...Read more

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How contagious is the disease mesenteric adenitis?

It isn't: Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestine, or bowel, to your abdominal wall. Mesenteric lymphadenitis usually results from an intestinal infection. Unlike appendicitis, however, mesenteric lymphadenitis is seldom serious and clears on its own. Very unlikely that you will catch this from someone else. ...Read more

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Is vomitting a common presentation of mesenteric adenitis?

Mesenteric adenitis: Maybe. Mesenteric adenitis (enlargement of lymph nodes in abdominal mesentery) is commonly seen in conditions that mimic acute appendicitis. When accompanied by inflammation of the ileum, & crohn's disease has been excluded, consider bacterial infection caused by yersinia enterocolitica, campylobacter, salmonella. Adenitis may also reflect non-gi inflammatory processes in the abdomen. ...Read more

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How long does mesenteric adenitis last?

It depends: On what is causing the adenitis in the first place. Lymph node swelling can occur for any number of reasons, the most common of which are infection or inflammation or cancers. The adenitis should last as long as the condition causing it is persisiting. ...Read more

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What can make mesenteric adenitis worse?

What can make  mesenteric adenitis worse?

Needless surgery: Self limiting most of the time , mimic appendicitis, surgery is not required. ...Read more

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How long before mesenteric adenitis resolves?

It depends: On what is causing the adenitis in the first place. Lymph node swelling can occur for any number of reasons, the most common of which are infection or inflammation or cancers. The adenitis should last as long as the condition causing it is persisiting. ...Read more

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Does mesenteric adenitis hurt all the time and cause sharp pains?

Does mesenteric adenitis hurt all the time and cause sharp pains?

yes: It causes very bad stomach pain and people think it is appendicitis. There are not great treatments except for antiflammatories. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mesenteric adenitis and still have sharp pains after 2 weeks?

What to do if I have mesenteric adenitis and still have sharp pains after 2 weeks?

You should: consult with your doctor about persistent pain, because it could be something other than mesenteric adenitis that is causing the pain. Possibilities include appendicitis, kidney stone, ovarian cyst, Crohn's disease, and a whole host of other things. ...Read more

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It's been three years, why is the pain from my supposed mesenteric adenitis getting worse each day? Could it be something else?

It's been three years, why is the pain from my supposed mesenteric adenitis getting worse each day? Could it be something else?

See your doctor: See your doctor for a good history and physical. Take a calendar with you marking off what days you had pain and some way of measuring that pain, as well as symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, fevers, rashes. ...Read more

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Er w/ lower r side ab pain. Report says reactive appearing lymph nodes reflect adenitis. There is direct evidence of appendicitis. What's that?

Er w/ lower r side ab pain. Report says reactive appearing lymph nodes reflect adenitis.  There is direct evidence of appendicitis. What's that?

Mesenteric: Adenitis or enlarged lymph nodes can cause rlq abdominal pain that can mimic appendicitis. I presume this is a ct report. You are lucky, you don't need an operation if don't have appendicitis. ...Read more

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Im 29 i was just diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis friday..the pain has went away now but my apetite is still gone for the most part..why is this?

Im 29 i was just diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis friday..the pain has went away now but my apetite is still gone for the most part..why is this?

Probably because: of residual inflammation which had caused the original problem of mesenteric adenitis. If it persists for more than a week, re-consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is mesenteric adenitis the same as lymphadenitis?

Is mesenteric adenitis the same as  lymphadenitis?

Location, Location: Lymphadenitis the general term used to describe the inflammation of your lymph nodes (tissues that help your body fight off illness). Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the membrane that attaches your intestines to your abdominal wall (mesentery). Mesenteric lymphadenitis is usually the result of an intestinal infection. ...Read more