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What is adenovirus infection?

What is adenovirus infection?

Many forms: This virus can produce several forms of infection. Pharyngo-conjunctival fever (or swimming pool fever) is one of the better known, but also gastroenteritis, upper respiratory tract infections and pneumonia can all occur. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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How can I treat an adenovirus infection?

How can I treat an adenovirus infection?

Hygiene, eyedrops: If you have an adenovirus infection of the eye (s), there is no known anti-viral product available. You should be careful not to spread the infection (usually by contact with fingers to eyes), and keep the eyes lubricated and clean. Usually this will clear in 3-10 days depending upon the virus. If the vision is down, the pain significant or pus is present, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

Common cold: Adenovirus causes the common cold. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, running nose and fatigue. There is currently no antiviral medication thata can appropriately treat it, but it tends to resolve within 1 week. Adenovirus can also cause "pink eye", a conjunctivitis that is easy to spread to others. Avoidance of others helps decrease the spread of the disease. ...Read more

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Anyone had adenovirus infection and done ok?

Yes: I would say most people would have no residual effects it is not lethal except in very very very rare situations. ...Read more

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What are the tests for adenovirus infection?

Numerous: But generally not practical clinically. Usually this is retrospective, based on antibody titer rises, but increasingly PCR testing is becoming more available, and there is also viral isolation and identification, but this is very expensive. Usually a clinical diagnosis backed up by retrospective analysis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

Adenovirus: Adenovirus is a common virus that can cause illnesses in multiple parts of the body. They can cause acute respiratory disease, pharyngoconjunctival fever, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, acute hemorrhagic cystitis, gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Adenovirus infection?

What is the definition or description of: Adenovirus infection?

Adenoviridae: Adenoviruses are nonenveloped DNA viruses which may cause a variety of conditions like conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, ear infections, gastroenteritis, beonchiolitis, pneumonia, meningitis, encephalitis or hemorrhagic cystitis. ...Read more

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How long adenovirus (optical infections) can survive on a enviroment surface and still infective?

How long adenovirus (optical infections) can survive on a enviroment surface and still infective?

Persist for: Seven days to 3 months on dry surfaces. Can use a disinfectant spray or clothes to remove, inactivate, kill the virus. Frequent handwashing also important preventative measures. ...Read more

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Can a child get adenovirus infection twice in a month, or would it be the same infection getting a relapse?

Can a child get adenovirus infection twice in a month, or would it be the same infection getting a relapse?

Reinfected: Reinfected with different serotype rather than a relapse. Adenovirus infection most often involves upper respiratory tract causing common cold and sore throat (pharyngitis or tonsillitis). It (different serotype) occasionally causes eye infection (acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis) and gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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My 7mth old had Adenovirus. How long is the normal duration of a fever with this? When should I be concerned if he still has a fever?

My 7mth old had Adenovirus. How long is the normal duration of a fever with this? When should I be concerned if he still has a fever?

Viremia: Most adenoviral infections clear within a week, some may linger a bit longer. If you infant's fever lasts more than 3-5 days without improvement, make sure you see the doctor. Most adenoviral infections are associated with high fevers, some as high as 103-105, and require generous fluid intake and Motrin/Tylenol to reduce the fever ...Read more

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Can adenovirus disease be cured?

Can adenovirus disease be cured?

By yourself...: There are no cases where there is a cure from adenovirus disease without your body mounting an effective immune response. There is no medication to cure adenovirus disease. As physicians, we can pretty much help with supportive management only - your immune system has to do the brunt of the work. ...Read more

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Can adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat?

Can adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat?

No known Ca risk: Human adenovirus type 14 is one of many different types of adenovirus. The hadv-b14p1 strain sometimes causes more severe illness vs other adenoviruses. However, infections with this strain are not common & most illnesses are not serious. Severe illness or death from hadv-b14p1 infections is rare. Typical symptoms are like those of many common infections, including flu. Cancer is not a known risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how replication initiates in adenovirus dna?

Can you tell me how replication initiates in adenovirus dna?

It's complicated: To simplify: Being a linear double stranded DNA virus, a bunch of viral proteins are encoded early in its replicative cycle in order to: 1)create a primer at its 5' end, and 2) make a DNA polymerase that can replicate its genome starting from the primer. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat or establish latency?

Is it possible that adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat or establish latency?

Unlikely: This aggressive new adenovirus may turn out to hang on in tonsil lymphocytes like some of the others, but I doubt it will turn out to be any more of a cancer-causer than its most familiar kin. Despite "pop" wisdom, viral pathogenesis doesn't seem to be a factor in most of the common cancers apart from hpv causing cervix cancer. ...Read more

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My son had adenovirus 4 months ago. He is now sick again and showing all symptoms of the same virus. Could it be that he is getting it again?

Adenovirus or?: There are many subtypes of adenovirus. Also many kinds of viruses that produce similar symptoms. So it is hard to say if he is having adenovirus again. Followup with your son's doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for adenovirus infection?

No: A viral infection has only supportive measures. Unless there is a 2ndary bacterial complication, where antibiotics will be necessary. ...Read more

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What are the tests for adenovirus infections?

Numerous: But generally not practical clinically. Usually this is retrospective, based on antibody titer rises, but increasingly PCR testing is becoming more available, and there is also viral isolation and identification, but this is very expensive. Usually a clinical diagnosis backed up by retrospective analysis. ...Read more

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Does Normal Clothes Washing and Ironing kills Adenovirus (Conjunctivitis)?

Does Normal Clothes Washing and Ironing kills Adenovirus (Conjunctivitis)?

Yes: Assuming detergent is added and the wash is dried in a drier. ...Read more

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Where can you pick up an adenovirus?

Where can you pick up an adenovirus?

Adenoviruses: Just about any where. They are viruses that cause common colds and other respiratory infections. ...Read more

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What disease can the adenovirus cause?

A bunch of them: With over 50 different adenovirus strains, this virus can cause several different diseases such as Conjunctivitis, myocarditis, cystitis (bladder infection), rash illness, pneumonia, croup, bronchitis, gatroenteritis, neurological problems ...Read more

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How to tell the diference between cold and adenovirus 14?

How to tell the diference between cold and adenovirus 14?

Doesn't matter: Adenoviruses are a common strain of cold virus which in particular cause sore throats. In the time frame a diagnosis is made it is not feasible or medically helpful usually to figure out which strain is causing a cold. Adenovirus 14 is a particularly nasty strain of cold virus but also rather rare. If you are very sick, having a hard time breathing or quite weak, see a doctor no matter what strain. ...Read more

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How long is one contagious with the adenovirus?

How long is one contagious with the adenovirus?

Tricky adenoviruses: There are many different adenoviruses -in fact, there's probably more than 50 distinct serotypes-which means they can cause a wide range of illnesses, from mild respiratory infections (i.e. the cold), conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, and even meningitis among other problems! Mostly though I would say a 'few days' - you can monitor symptoms for that -since it's spread by coughing, sneezing etc ...Read more

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Is adenovirus infection a cause of itchy armpits?

Is adenovirus infection a cause of itchy armpits?

Doubtful: But pruritis (itchiness) is a subliminal form of pain, and if you have slightly enlarged lymph nodes from adenoviral infection, anything is possible. But I sincerely doubt that this is what is creating your itchy armits. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for adenovirus infection?

Rest & fluids: For most cold & flu viruses, the only real treatment is supporting your body while it fights the infection. Plenty of rest and fluids are the most important component of the treatment. You can also manage symptom with a fever reducer (acetaminophen) and maybe a analgesic spray for your throat.
Make sure you wash you hands regularly so you don't spread it! ...Read more

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What are "rotavirus", "norwalk virus", and "adenovirus"?

What are "rotavirus", "norwalk virus", and "adenovirus"?

Just that: These are different viruses which are all capable of producing human infection. These have in common the capacity to produce gastroenteritis and can be spread rapidly from person to person. ...Read more

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Can you catch adenovirus twice in a row?

Can you catch adenovirus twice in a row?

Yes: There are many adenoviruses. You will get immunity to one type after infection but you can get one of the many others if you are exposed and are susceptible. ...Read more

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If I had an Adenovirus Pharyngitis, for how many time I'll be contagious (Saliva)?, after a week, I'm already with no symptoms.

If I had an Adenovirus Pharyngitis, for how many time I'll be contagious (Saliva)?, after a week, I'm already with no symptoms.

A few days: Viral pharyngitis is just a sore throat caused by a cold (respiratory) virus. Respiratory viruses are contagious a day before you know you are sick, and then for about two days later (estimate). Exposing others would not likely cause them to have identical symptoms, but they could get a cold. You can always assume your are contagious if you still have a fever. ...Read more

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Can a person with Conjunctivitis pass me Adenovirus and make me get Diarrhea? Can I get Conjunctivitis from my feces in this case?

Can a person with Conjunctivitis pass me Adenovirus and make me get Diarrhea? Can I get Conjunctivitis from my feces in this case?

Highly unlikely: This is a highly unlikely scenario. You can however get conjunctivitis if you touch your eyes with the hand which has been contaminated with feces. It does not usually go the other way however ...Read more