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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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My daughter is 87 days post her cord blood transplant she has hadcmv virus and bk virus both which has caused her to have nausea and vomiti can't eat?

My daughter is 87 days post her cord blood transplant she has hadcmv virus and bk virus both which has caused her to have nausea and vomiti can't eat?

CMV usually causes: Milder symptoms unless there is gut involvement. Bk typically causes urinary issues. Persistent GI symptoms common after transplant and also often related to meds including the antivirals. ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering with bk virus my creatinine is 2 after 6 months of diagnosis I am taking sirolimus 2 mg od , prednisone 5mg BP is normal no album?

Sir I am suffering with bk virus my creatinine is 2 after 6 months of diagnosis I am taking sirolimus 2 mg od  , prednisone 5mg  BP  is normal no album?

BK virus is present : In most people ie almost universal exposure and stays dormant in the lining of the bladder. From your medication list i assume you have had a kidney, or other organ, transplant. With the immunosuppression the virus can reactivate. Reducing the meds can help, but may lead to other more serious issues. Talk to your transplant team and make the safest plan. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bk virus in a bone marrow transplant patient?

How do you treat a bk virus in a bone marrow transplant patient?

Adjust immune meds: We don't have much options when it comes to bk virus - it doesn't cause much robles except when it comes to transplants. The simplest solution most teams will consider attempting, is to adjust the medications used for immunosuppression - however, this will be weighed against the risk of the organ being rejected. Hope this explanation helps! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bk and jc virus dna?

What is the definition or description of: bk and jc virus dna?

See below: The jc virus or john cunningham virus (jcv) is a type of human polyomavirus (formerly known as papovavirus) and is genetically similar to bk virus and sv40. It was discovered in 1971 and named using the two initials of a patient with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (pml).The virus causes pml and other diseases only in cases of immunodeficiency, as in aids. ...Read more

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Does virus has dna?

Virus: Viruses have genetic material. Some have RNA and some have dna. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for HBV DNA virus load?

What is the best medication for HBV DNA virus load?

See doctor: Treatment for hbv requires close care and monitoring with a specialist, either infectious disease or hepatology. The medications used purely for hbv would be adefovir or entecavir, and if there is concomitant HIV infection, lamivudine/emtricitabine/tenofovir. The ultimate choice will depend on you unique circumstances, and decided upon by your specialist. ...Read more

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When urine and blood drug test are done together, will they also do DNA test?

When urine and blood drug test are done together, will they also do DNA test?

Legal question: The circumstances under which a dna test may be performed is a legal question with important possible implications. A physician who is not also an attorney licensed to practice in the state in question will not be qualified to give a proper answer. ...Read more

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Which types of viruses can you get from cleaning up cat urine/feces?

Low risk of Toxoplas: There is a very low risk that you could get toxoplasmosis. You can get toxoplasmosis by accidentally ingesting the parasite in contaminated cat feces, which can occur if you accidentally touch your hands to your mouth after cleaning a cat's litter box, or touching anything that has come into contact with cat feces; people are more likely to get [toxoplasmosis] from eating raw meat. ...Read more

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How accurate are chlamdyia urine tests I had two DNA style and one comlpete culture which were negative any chance of two false negatives and culture?

How accurate are chlamdyia urine tests I had two DNA style and one comlpete culture which were negative any chance of two false negatives and culture?

Accurate: if two urine LCR (ligase chain reaction) tests are negative for chlamydia, the result is accurate and you do not have chlamydia ...Read more

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Can a urine culture detect herpes virus?

Can a urine culture detect herpes virus?

Herpes: No. Herpes can be detected by an actual smear from the ulcer or blood test. ...Read more

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What does having hbeag negative and HBV DNA very low mean when infected with the virus over 1year?

Good news: The hb eag negative means that you are less infectious to others now - but not zero! the low viral dna means there is less virus now than before. You may be close to ridding yourself of this infection. Continue to follow-up with your doctor. ...Read more

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+ gonorrhoeae DNA amplification test, but, neg. Amp RNA test(source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?

+ gonorrhoeae  DNA amplification  test,  but, neg. Amp RNA test(source urine). Do they have gonorrhoeae? Is one test more reliable?

Complicated: Although these tests are very sensitive there are false positive results because of the potential presence of other benign species of neisseria. If you had to compare the two it would be without much relevant data. Bacterial culture will provide both a definitive diagnosis and allow determination of antibiotic sensitivities. ...Read more

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Can a quantitative HIV DNA test that looks for the virus differentiate HIV 1 from HIV 2 ?

Can a quantitative HIV DNA test that looks for the virus differentiate HIV 1 from HIV 2 ?

No: This is determined predominantly by antibody testing rather than by PCR for HIV RNA (This is an RNA virus). The latter test does not differentiate serotypes. Type 2 is very rare outside of Africa and seems more difficult to transmit. There are also numerous subtypes of both Types 1 & 2 and this becomes quite complex since this virus mutates continuously. ...Read more

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If you were to touch HIV infected urine would you be able to contract the virus? Can it seep through the palms and infect the person? Scientific exp.

If you were to touch HIV infected urine would you be able to contract the virus? Can it seep through the palms and infect the person? Scientific exp.

Very low risk: If the urine was from an HIV infected person and you had cuts or sores on your hand that touched the urine, there is an outside chance of acquiring the infection. Hiv is not going to infect you through intact skin. ...Read more

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Did DNA HIV tested negative after 21 days of possible exposure.45 days later I did urine culture and diagnosed with candida is this hiv?still stressed

Did DNA HIV tested negative after 21 days of possible exposure.45 days later I did urine culture and diagnosed with candida is this hiv?still stressed

HIV: If you did not have a positive test for HIV RNA by PCR after 21 days it is incredibly improbable that you have HIV disease (my philosophy is that nothing is impossible). Candidiasis? In a 24 year old man? Not likely, and if this question is coming from a woman this condition is so common with multiple predisposing factors that to attribute it to HIV is not realistic and the result of anxiety. ...Read more

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Why would ALT elevate acutely with a virus? Was 36 early in month at physical and 74 later in month when sick? WBC normal. Urine 1+ occult blood.

Why would ALT elevate acutely with a virus? Was 36 early in month at physical and 74 later in month when sick? WBC normal. Urine 1+ occult blood.

Liver cell damage: Hepatitis viruses live inside the liver cell where they use the cell metabolic machinery to survive and reproduce until they exhaust the cell and fill it up. At that point the cell ruptures or disintegrates releasing its contents like ALT. Death of many cells means more ALT release and worse liver disease symptoms ...Read more

Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more