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Doctor insights on: Anthrax Disease History

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Possible medical diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis disease?

Possible medical diagnosis of cutaneous  leishmaniasis disease?

Where???: Where do you live? Where have you been? There must be a reason for suspecting this: what is it? ...Read more

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Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

Crohn's disease & metabolic bone disease. Is there a relation?

Yes: Yes, potentially by three mechanisms: first, a percentage of patients with Crohn's disease will have an inflammatory arthritic component to it that can affect the bones; second, patients with Crohn's can have malabsorption of some of the key nutrients that make bone string; and third, some of the medications used to treat Crohn's can impact bone health. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is coronary heart disease an infectious disease?

Is coronary heart disease an infectious disease?

UNPROVEN: There has been concern regarding an infectious/inflammatory cause. However studies looking at this have not demonstrated an infectious cause. Inflammation appears to play a role but still a lot of work to be done in this area. ...Read more

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Is legionnaires' disease spread from person to person?

No: People can get it from the same exposure - conference rooms with contaminated a/c, baths and jacuzzis etc. It is not spread from person to person. ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease related to hiv?

Is Crohn's disease related to hiv?

No: There is no relationship to HIV. HIV is a virus. Crohn's disease is an immune mediated disease that occurs in patients born with a genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease a lifelong disease? Please advise!

Unfortunately yes: but you can achieve control of disease with careful medical management is most cases. You need to under the care of a gastroenterologist who specializes in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Try National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis home page for referral to one in your local area. ...Read more

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What is the medical difference between Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?

What is the medical difference between 
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and  Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?

Difference: Cardiovascular disease is disease of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary artery disease is disease of the heart arteries. CAD is a CVD, CVD includes CAD but not all CVD is CAD. ...Read more

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What disease can bordetella pertussis cause?

What disease can bordetella pertussis cause?

Whooping cough: Whooping cough, formally called pertussis, is a respiratory disease that in its classic form in small children can produce paroxysms of cough strong enough to fracture a rib and long enough to cause lack of oxygen in the body. It is especially harmful in infants less than 12 months old who are not yet immunized. Because of waning immunity from vaccine, boosters are now recommended in adults. ...Read more

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Is rheumatic heart disease related to asthma?

Is rheumatic heart disease related to asthma?

No: Rheumatic fever (rf) is casued by a bacterial infection (streptococcus) and can cause heart valve problems. Asthma is a condition of the lungs and airway obstruction and spasm. However, if heart valves are affected by rf, then they can leak and cause symptoms that mimic asthma. This condition of commonly referred to as cardiac asthma. ...Read more

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What causes legionnaires disease?

What causes legionnaires disease?

Legionella sp.: Legionella pneumophilia is the bacteria that causes legionaires' disease. It was first recognized when it caused an epidemic of pneumonia at a pennsylvania state american legion convention in philadelphia in 1976. Thus the name. ...Read more

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Is HPV linked to autoimmune diseases?

Is HPV linked to autoimmune diseases?

No: Not related. However warts of any kind are more common among patients with certain immune deficiencies. ...Read more

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Help please! is chronic obtrustive pulmonary disease considered an infectious disease?

Help please! is chronic obtrustive pulmonary disease considered an infectious disease?

No: No, it is a chronic pulmonary disease characterized by chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It most frequently occurs in smokers. Viral and bacterial infections cause acute exacerbations of copd. ...Read more