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Infection (Definition)

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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Does severe stress cause alopecia areata?

Does severe stress cause alopecia areata?

Not specifically: While stress may result in greater appearance of gray hair which are more fragile and probe to breakage, it is not a common cause of localized hair loss. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause your eyelashes to fall out?

Can alopecia areata cause your eyelashes to fall out?

Alopecia: Generally no. Alopecia generally occurs in the scalp. It is rare to involve the eyelashes. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause normocytic anemia?

Can alopecia areata cause normocytic anemia?

Alopecia areata: alopecia areata does not cause anemia, but there are conditions of autoimmunity which cause both. For example, lupus is a possibility. Both conditions need a careful workup. ...Read more

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Why inflammatn from psoriasis doesn't cause hair fall nd inflammatn from alopecia areata causes hair fall when same immune cells are involved in both?

Why inflammatn from psoriasis doesn't cause hair fall nd inflammatn from alopecia areata causes hair fall when same immune cells are involved in both?

Different: Alopecia means hair loss by definition and the cause is often unknown. Psoriasis involves primarily the skin but at times the joints and often the nails as well. Thus the difference. ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause diffuse thinning of scalp n severe hairfall? Coz biopsy report says I have no telogen effluivm. Anagen telogen ratio is 8:2

Can alopecia areata cause diffuse thinning of scalp n severe hairfall? Coz biopsy report says I have no telogen effluivm. Anagen telogen ratio is 8:2

Means total hr loss: If that is correct diagnosis you have total baldness. Good web sites are www. Mayoclinic. Com and www. Johnshopkins. Com with search term slope is areata ...Read more

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Can alopecia areata cause severe diffuse hair fall? My biopsy says I hv no telegon effluivm.

Can alopecia areata cause severe diffuse hair fall? My biopsy says I hv no telegon effluivm.

ALOPECIA W/U: YES : Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted. You need full lab work up especially Thyroid studies b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid. Also MASON-PEARSON brush spreads sebum and improves blood flow. & Rogaine (minoxidil) may help If there is no improvement you beed dermatology consult for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA. ...Read more

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Accutane first month of taking 40 mg Accutane (2nd course 11 years apart). In the 3rd week I noticed alopecia areata barbea - is there cause and effect - never had areata before? I'm worried.

No.: I've been prescribing Accutane for over 30 years, and I've never seen nor heard of alopecia areata as a side effect. This is coincidence. No one knows what causes aa, of course, but there is no logical reason to assume that Accutane can be blamed. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection cause back pain?

Can a bacterial infection cause back pain?

Back pain: Yes an infection can cause back pain. You can get an infection in the bone or disc. Can an evaluation by a spine specialist and an mri. ...Read more

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Does zonegran cause vaginal bacterial infections?

Does zonegran cause vaginal bacterial infections?

Unlikely: Zonisamide (zonegran) is medication used in seizure disorders unlikely to cause vaginal infections, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there bacterial infections that can cause rigid paralysis?

Are there bacterial infections that can cause rigid paralysis?

Yes, meningitis: If somebody get bacterior infection in the covering of the brain, they could endup with what looks like a stroke--like a rigid paralysis--i assume you are talking on side of the body--also infection in spine or joints can paralyse a limb by differend mechanism, rigid or not. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can bacterial infection cause gallbladder disease?

Gallstones: Gallstones are formed in the gallbladder and may not cause symptoms. Gallstones in the gallbladder are associated with bacteria in the bile and if the bile in the gallbladder gets infected it causes cholecystitis which makes you very unwell and requires surgery to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What are other causes of labyrinthitis besides viral and bacterial infections?

Surgical trauma: Labyrinthitis by definition is an inflammation of the inner ear. The inner ear has both the organ for hearing (cochlea) and the organs of balance. Bacterial infections of the labyrinth are very rare and life-threatening. The cause of inner ear inflammation is usually viral but can certainly follow middle ear or inner ear surgery. Middle ear infections can also penetrate into the inner ear. ...Read more

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Could a bacterial infection cause late period?

Could a bacterial infection cause late period?

If you are ill: Enough it could. Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can the rectum cause a bacterial infection in the vagina?

Can the rectum cause a bacterial infection in the vagina?

Close proximity: The two apertures are close to each other. Tight clothing and intercourse can colonize the area with bacteria. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection cause a tight chest and mucas?

Can a bacterial infection cause a tight chest and mucas?

Possible: Tight chest and mucus could be due to chest infection, asthma, heart failure, gastric reflux. Please consult your doctor
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Can a bacterial infection cause blisters on your feet?

Can a bacterial infection cause blisters on your feet?

Yes: Any bacteria a s staph and or strep infection can develop blisters on feet, also any bacteria, also there are virus one common and infectious is hand, mouth foot disease caused by virus, with initial infection in the mouth. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Can bacterial infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Yes: For instance an infection in the wall of the colon triggered by diverticulitis can eat through the colon lining and cause a channel to form between the colon and a nearby structure like the bladder. This channel is called a fistula. In this example one symptom might be passing gas out your bladder (pneumoturia). ...Read more

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Could a bacterial infection cause my belly button to smell?

Bacterial infection: Yes, infection in the umbilicus or extending from the abdominal cavity and finding the umbilicus as an outlet can produce severely malodorous secretions. ...Read more

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What kind of bacterial infections can cause epileptic seizures?

Many: Any type of bacteria that causes meningitis or meningoencephalitis, and results in damage to brain tissue can cause epilepsy to develop. If you want a list, consult your doctor or an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Why isn't there an immune response to gangrene if it causes bacterial infections in fingers?

Why isn't there an immune response to gangrene if it causes bacterial infections in fingers?

Interesting q: Gangrenous areas typically have no blood supply, the conduit for an immune response. ...Read more

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I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia Areata (Definition)

A disease that causes hair to fall out in small patches. It develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. You rarely lose all your hair, but this disease can prevent ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more