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Are there people more susceptible to scabies?

Are there people more susceptible to scabies?

Some get bad case: More specifically people with immune system deficiencies can get a much more severe form of the disease with a greater burden of mites and more inflammatory changes in the skin. This form of scabies is called "crusted scabies". For the most part simply acquiring the disorder is just a matter of exposure to someone with the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Are there people more susceptible to pinworm?

Are there people more susceptible to pinworm?

Poor hygine: Since pinworms spread by direct contact with the eggs., poor hygiene and crowded living condition predisposes to infestation. ...Read more

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Are there people more susceptible to malaria?

Malaria: It's more of a location susceptibility than a person susceptibility. Certain parts of the world have high malaria risk. An excellent website for up to date info is the cdc website, cdc.Gov. When people are in those high risk locations, risk of malaria can be reduced by taking prophylactic medication, wearing long sleeves and pants and socks, and avoiding dawn and dusk outdoors. ...Read more

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Are there people who are not prone to scabies?

Are there people who are not prone to scabies?

No symptoms: Some people may not be prone to exhibit symptoms with scabies or any other insect bite. Some people release more histamine in response to bite reactions and have more severe symptoms. It is important when treating scabies to treat all close contacts who were exposed to ensure that the asymptomatic person does not reinfect symptomatic people. ...Read more

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Are there certain people that are more susceptible to sepsis?

Are there certain people that are more susceptible to sepsis?

Yes: We don't know all the factors that predispose people to sepsis syndrome or septic shock, but older (age >65), malnourished, immune compromised (but with some immune system in place) , diabetic patients, and possibly morbidly obese patients are more at risk. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting coccidiomycosis?

Are some people more prone to getting coccidiomycosis?

YES: Depends on geography (exposure to the fungus esp in San Joaquin Valley in CA, southwest AZ, and southern border of TX and NM), genetic background (African or Filipino descent) , and immunity ( immmunosuppressed people with AIDS, transplant, on chemotherapy are more prone to getting it), and exposure to dust (digging a ditch or gardening). ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting fungal infection?

Are some people more prone to getting fungal infection?

Yes: People with immune system disorders, such as aids, are more prone to fungal infections. People on inhaled steroids may get thrush. And, infants tend to get skin fungal infections. ...Read more

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What are some people more susceptible to alcoholism?

What are some people more susceptible to alcoholism?

Genetics: There are some genetic links that make people more susceptible to alcoholism. Also, early childhood trauma or untreated mental illness can make people more susceptible. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting schistosomiasis?

Are some people more prone to getting schistosomiasis?

Exposure: Parasitic illness, "snail fever". Endemic in some parts of africa, caribbean, middle east, asia, s. America. Depending on type can cause liver or urinary problems. Exposure to standing fresh water- (including man-made lakes, either from work, recreation, domestic chores. Avoidance is key on an individual level; bigger issues on a societal level. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting yeast infection?

Are some people more prone to getting yeast infection?

Yes: People with immunodeficiencies or on antibiotics are more prone to yeast infections. Also, chronic moisture exposure(diaper rash). ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cholera?

Are some people more prone to getting cholera?

Risk of cholera: The major vehicle for spreading cholera is contaminated water and food. Infection by person-to-person contact is uncommon. People with low gastric acidity, associated with malnutrition, are more easily infected than those with normal acidity. Cholera is endemic to, and often epidemic in, the indian subcontinent, asia, south america. Also, watch out for asymptomatic cholera carriers. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cytomegalovirus infection?

Yes: This is not a very infectious organism. It requires a host that is immunusupressed in some way. More likely in uncontrolled diabetics, aids patients and cancer patients on chemo. With a normal immune system infection is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting amebiasis?

Are some people more prone to getting amebiasis?

Amebiasis: Caused by entamoeba histolytica, amebiasis is worldwide, ranges from asymptomatic carrier to fulminant severe illness, & may involve multiple organs (generally colon). It is passed by direct fecal-oral contamination (sexually, day care, institutional settings). Amoeba assume greater invasive potential in those with at-risk sexual behavior, who are immunosuppressed, taking steroids, or pregnant. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting genital warts?

Are some people more prone to getting genital warts?

Yes: Genital warts are caused by a virus called hpv. The virus is sexually transmitted and is the most common std in the United States. People with multiple sexual partners or people with changes in their immune system are more likely to struggle with this virus and the warts associated with the virus. More importantly, the virus has been shown to be a cancer causing virus so be careful. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting folliculitis?

Are some people more prone to getting folliculitis?

Yes: More common in diabetics , athletes, and heavy sweat. An antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, hibicleans will reduce incidence of folliculitis. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting ringworm of scalp?

Are some people more prone to getting ringworm of scalp?

Not necessarily: Some issues with hygiene may occur but over all exposure and transference of the infection . No one is really more or less prone opportunity is a ky. ...Read more

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Are certain people more susceptible to flus?

Are certain people more susceptible to flus?

Yes: Anyone with an impaired immune system, even temporarily, can be more likely to catch the flu and suffer more from it. And of course, those exposed to the flu are far more likely to catch it. ...Read more

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What are some people more prone to cancer than others?

What are some people more prone to cancer than others?

Definitely...: There are many genetic conditions that predispose affected individuals to developing cancers. (angelina jolie for example). ...Read more