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Are there any places that you generally will not find leishmaniasis?

Are there any places that you generally will not find leishmaniasis?

A few: There has never been a report of leishmaniasis (a protozoan parasite) in Australia, the Pacific islands, or Antarctica. It has been identified in every other part of the world. Although rare, leishmaniasis has been diagnosed in the US, mostly in people who had traveled internationally. ...Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the sandfly found in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. There are several different forms of the infection, with the most common ...Read more


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Will a colonoscopic biopsy detect any disease or do they only test the biopsies for certain individual disorders?

Will a colonoscopic biopsy detect any disease or do they only test the biopsies for certain individual disorders?

Depends on location: Colonic biopsies can be done at many levels of the colon, and each level of the colon has characteristic changes associated with specific diseases. For example, celiac disease usually needs to be detected in a duodenal biopsy while crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis tend to be deen more in right or left colon, rectum; polyps may be seen in many areas of colon; diarrheal diseases vary. ...Read more

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Does not taking treatment for chikenpox can cause the virus to spread in full body?

Does not taking treatment for chikenpox can cause the virus to spread in full body?

Chickenpox : chickenpox usually does spread to the whole body. Mild cases do occur. The risk of chickenpox spread is to the brain and lungs. Although rare it is a horrible complication. Vaccines are our best prevention. Oral antiviral drugs only shorten the length and some severity of the disease. I would let your doctor advise you if they are warranted. Go get vaccinated if your not! ...Read more

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If the cost of biologic drugs ever remains so high, what will the poor people of the world who are not under any insurance do to treat their diseases?

If the cost of biologic drugs ever remains so high, what will the poor people of the world who are not under any insurance do to treat their diseases?

I suspect they will suffer.: This is probably no different in and is now. We have plenty of poor people in this country that cannot afford medications. I expect the rest of the world is the same way. ...Read more

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Is there any way to regain body weight/mass if there is any parasite in the gut/system or malabsorption?

Is there any way to regain body weight/mass if there is any parasite in the gut/system or malabsorption?

Yes: You will need to rid the body of the parasites or remedy the cause of the malabsorption first. Of course, if you enough to compensate for the malabsorption, you will likely gain weight as well even though this would not be a preferred solution. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a case of “bacterial meningitis” is reported? Do other people in the community face any special risks?

What does it mean when a case of “bacterial meningitis” is reported? Do other people in the community face any special risks?

Depends: Depends on which bacteria is causing the meningitis. Typically exposure is most concerning for those who have been in close contact with the patient. If there is a need for any prophylaxis that will be handled by your physician or the local health department. ...Read more

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Can you kill the herpes virus with any foods or by fasting?

Can you kill the herpes virus with any foods or by fasting?

No: No "killer foods" and fasting to your own death would still leave the virus potentially infectious, so sorry, it cannot be addressed by those means. Use precautions. For more information, see: http://www.Herpes.Com/transmission.Shtml. ...Read more

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Are there any parts of an EMR that a patient is not allowed to see? Is most information in the progress notes? Do they hide certain info from pateint

Are there any parts of an EMR that a patient is not allowed to see?  Is most information in the progress notes? Do they hide certain info from pateint

YOUR MEDICAL RECORD: EMR or old fashioned ..MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE to you ...it is the LAW..HOWEVER I strongly suggest that you have a Medical Professional interpret it with you! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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How can we enlarge our penis without any medication? Is there any way?

How can we enlarge our penis without any medication? Is there any way?

Not even medication.: Despite all the claims of different supplement companies, and internet lore about penile stretching techniques, there is no way to substantially change the length or girth of your penis. A penile vacuum assist device may be used to maximize the size you do have. Weight loss and trimming of the pubic hair may enhance the appearance of your natural length. ...Read more

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For how long can human scabies live on (be alive) a cat's or dog's body without any treatment? Do they need treatment?

For how long can human scabies live on (be alive) a cat's or dog's body without any treatment? Do they need treatment?

Scabies: Scabies is species specific. Human scabies can theoretically infect dogs and cats but they cannot complete their life cycle on dogs and cats. No need to treat dogs and cats for human scabies. Dog scabies or mange does not infect humans. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that any anti-biotic will work for any infections?

No: Cultures & sensitivities are needed for some infections. Different antibiotics cover different types of organisms. ...Read more

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How would they know if an organ is infected with aids or hiv, when they do organ donations?

How would they know if an organ is infected with aids or hiv, when they do organ donations?

Blood tests: All potential donors are tested for HIV using rapid tests prior to allowing their organs to be donated. ...Read more

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Are there any long term risks with a colposcopy and biopsy like ability to carry a pregnancy full term in the future or anything else.?

Are there any long term risks with a colposcopy and biopsy like ability to carry a pregnancy full term in the future or anything else.?

No: Colposcopy alone or with biopsy will have no impact on future reproductive problems. Procedures deemed necessary as a result of information obtained from the colpo might have some impact. ...Read more

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What are the downsides of the varicella vaccine for kids? The vaccine is not required in one state but not another -- are there any negatives to it?

What are the downsides of the varicella vaccine for kids?  The vaccine is not required in one state but not another -- are there any negatives to it?

Short term : Varicella vaccine is not a dead virus vaccine like flu shots. .It is attenuated (alive but weakened) and can therefore have side effects and symptoms like pain and redness at site of injection, temp elevation, and flu like symptoms these are short lived. Make sure your child is not allergic to anything in the vaccine as well. ...Read more

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Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Are there any documented cases of drug induced Lupus caused by Aspirin and if so how long after discontinued do symptoms subside?

Not exactly: on the other hand there are well recognized plain allergy to aspirin. Also, there is mastoiditis--an accentuated histamine reaction which is often triggered by aspirin. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Kala Azar (Definition)

Kala azar = Leishmaniasis , a potentially fatal infection by a protozoan parasite ...Read more