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Cmv retinits and brain infection, what to do?

Cmv retinits and brain infection, what to do?

CMV retinitis/enceph: CMV is a virus that we're infected with usually before adulthood. Once infected it stays latent w/in us ; our immune system keeps it in check. If our immune system is altered (w/hiv, or transplant treated w/meds suppressing immunity) virus reactivates ; causes problems. This is a serious infection that needs specific therapy. You need to see an id specialist. If you havent been, test for hiv. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Cmv Brain Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus member of the Herpes virus family. In immunocompetent people infection is generally asymptomatic or you can have a mononucleosis type syndrome. In immunodeficient people or in young infants, it can cause severe infection, including CMV meningitis, which is an infection of the tissue surrounding the brain or CMV encephalitis, which refers to ...Read more


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Rehabilation possible after curing the drug resistant brain tuberculoses?

Rehabilation possible after curing the drug resistant brain tuberculoses?

Difficult to know: Without knowing the extent of damage done by the infection it is difficult. But if the infection was actually cured, then rehab is always beneficial, but to what degree depends upon what took place. ...Read more

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Will an MRI scan show up any form of cancer, bacterial or viral infection? Mri - brain, spine & pelvis. Had pnuemonia. Can't find infection. Autoimmu?

Will an MRI scan show up any form of cancer, bacterial or viral infection? Mri - brain, spine & pelvis. Had pnuemonia. Can't find infection. Autoimmu?

Not that likely: I think you are putting too much faith in MRI scans while they are certainly helpful in many cases there are certainly things that are not seen at all well with mri. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for CMV brain infection?

Any new treatments for CMV brain infection?

no: Ganciclovir, foscarnet, Cidofovir remain only fda approved treatment. ...Read more

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My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

Maybe: Leishmania comes in two forms: the skin (cutaneous) form and the internal (visceral) form which are transmitted by bites from sand flies. These parasites live inside of your cells, causing chronic non-healing sores or large spleens, fever & low blood counts. People with lowered immunity can have activation of old infection or increased susceptibility to new infection.See a specialist fo treatment. ...Read more

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Viral myocardities - is it possible for stem cells to cure this disease?

Viral myocardities - is it possible for stem cells to cure this disease?

Hard to say: Most likely not since this is a viral disorder, but maybe a cardiologist can chime one to see if there is any merit to this. ...Read more

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How does the immune system fights a viral infection step by step?

Immune defense: TheRe are textbooks written about this, this is not the right forum for your question. ...Read more

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C Reactive protein 11.5, highest on lab scale 4.9. Best opt. to rid inflam. from multiple areas, needs to cross blood/brain barrier too?

C Reactive protein 11.5, highest on lab scale 4.9. Best opt. to rid inflam. from multiple areas, needs to cross blood/brain barrier too?

High crp: Such a high crp suggests presence of more than a mild inflammatory process in your system. Do you have any symptoms consistent with active arthritis,colitis, infection,etc? Other than controlling your lipid levels(cholesterol,.ldl)and taking a daily low dose aspirin, the only oth.er advice would be to get evaluated by your physician or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes: Chronic kidney disease is a long term complication of dm. I am afraid there is no nursing care involved, but appropriate medications, can postpone the need for dialysis depending on the severity of illness. ...Read more

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Under what circumstance will post streptococcal glomerulonephritis lead to nephrotic syndrome? Will it weaken immunity of reproductive organs?

Under what circumstance will post streptococcal glomerulonephritis lead to nephrotic syndrome? Will it weaken immunity of reproductive organs?

Rarely and no: In nephrotic syndrome there is a large amount of protein in the urine because of abnormally porous filters in the kidneys and is a chronic progressive problem with many different causes. Post strep glomerulonephritis is an acute inflammatory autoimmune disease following a strep infection where even blood cells get thru but usually resolves. Neither affects reproductive organs or their "immunity". ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is brain injury/ brain damage the same as a mental illness?

Hoping you can tell me, is brain injury/ brain damage the same as a mental illness?

No: Brain injury is damage to the brain as an organ. Most mental illness is seen in patients without a structural abnormality of the brain as an organ. However, some patients who have had brain injury are predisposed to certain forms or mental illness down the road. ...Read more

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Post kidney transplant, how can I avoid CMV infection?

Post kidney transplant, how can I avoid CMV infection?

You really can't: Most people have CMV on board already, from kissing adults as kids, or other young people as teens, or from transfused blood. CMV may flare and need to be treated when your immunity wanes on immunosuppression. And kissing your new grandkids (who may already have cmv) is very much worth the risk. Best wishes and good luck on this adventure -- glad you received a transplant. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim
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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


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more