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Adult Enterovirus Echo Infection
Hx of a "mononucleosis like virus" (titer neg), still get chronic sinus infections, weakened immune system, shingles, bact infects. Poss causes? Hiv-
An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more
Young adult woman with autism (oahu) diagnosed with MRSA with an abscess, second abscess 2 weeks later, 3days later upper resp infection--also mrsa?
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
Rare but possible: A viral myocarditis can present at any age from before birth to old age. Various viral infections can infect the mother during pregnancy and cross the placenta to infect baby. The heart may or may not become inflamed in this process.Acquisition of a virus that causes a myocarditis could occur at any point after delivery. ...Read more
Yes and no: Acute infers that it is happening now and you won't see an intrauterine infection continuing into childhood. The process burns itself out & you are left with residual heart damage. CMV,rubella, herpes, and other viruses can produce severe organ damage that is usually fatal prior to or soon after birth. Children that have an acute myocarditis in childhood acquire it in the months preceding symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strept pyogenes: Many people are pharyngeal carriers of group a beta-hemolytic strep. They can pass the organism to other individuals, often by kissing or hand to mouth to mouth contact, and the recipient may or may not become infected. Sometimes it is difficult to know whether a strep isolated from a symptomatic person is actually causing their illness. ...Read more
Does pneumococcal vaccine prevent ear and sinus infection in healhty adults (e.G., no underlying chronic disease)?
Not likely: Chances are you had it as a child...It is so common. So you carry the antibodies not the illness. ...Read more
Born at 26 weeks, 2 relaspses of MRSA infections, NEC, chronic lung disease, does my child have a immune inefficiency or disorder?
Doubt it: Sounds like common complications of a 26 week preemie. ...Read more
Is a 2 year old with congenital heart disease (repaired coarctation) more susceptible to myocarditis? 5th disease is going round his nursery..
Not more susceptible: If he had an isolated coarctation of the aorta then he is at no greater risk. Some babies with complex types of CHD also have related immune issues which would put them at greater risk - this is not usually the case with a "simple" coarctation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do unvaccinated children's immune systems strengthen viral infections that are passed to vaccinated children? (Colds or flu)
No: No evidence to support your suspicion.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is viral pneumonia contagious? A child where i work was diagnoised with viral pneumonia. Is it contagiious?
Maybe: Viruses can be transmitted person to person, however a virus that causes pneumonia in one person may not necessarily cause pneumonia in another person who is infected with it. For example the flu can can cause a fever, muscle aches and few lung symptoms in one person but a severe pneumonia in another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Semen test says coagulase negative staph specie. Have had urinary tract pain/irritation. 65 year old male. Is this an actual staph infection?
It's possible: You may want to be treated with a course of antibiotics and see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more
82y/o w/ community acquired pneumonia&coronary artery disease given 1l normal salinesolution in just 2 hours, is fluid overload a possible complication?
Lymphocytes 12.6. Levaquin (levofloxacin) course last month.Wbc is 7.2. Lung nodules, lympadenopathy in chest and abdomen.EBV lab 2.80. Sed rate 21. Virus? Concerns?
Lymphadenopathy: I am really concerned about your lymphadenopathy in the chest and abdomen along with pulmonary nodules Please see a hematologist for further evaluation Do you have other nodes like in the neck or axilla? ...Read more
5 years old boy have cervical lymphadenopaty mild spleenomegally .CBC normal.Blood film epestin Bar virus .lnfictiousmononeucleosis.What is treatment?
Should be: Should be okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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