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Can CMV be prevented with a vaccine?

Can CMV be prevented with a vaccine?

No: Currently, there is no effective, recommended vaccination for cytomegalovirus infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What diseases can be prevented with vaccines?

What diseases can be prevented with vaccines?

Vaccines: there are many diseases which are preventable with the use of vaccinations. Some which can be included in 400 characters: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza, strep pneumoniae, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, influenza, polio, human papilloma virus... to name a few. more info here: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/france ...Read more

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Can hepatitis a be prevented?

Can hepatitis a be prevented?

HAV vaccine: Yes, hepatitis a can be prevented by a vaccine and there are immunoglobulins available to prevent disease after exposure. ...Read more

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Can GBS in cervical smear, which has to be treated with antibiotics, be found as a result of living with a dog or not well washed hands?

Can GBS in cervical smear, which has to be treated with antibiotics, be found as a result of living with a dog or not well washed hands?

No: Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a normal bacterium which is commonly found in intestines and vagina. It is part of the normal body flora and does not cause any ill effects or harm. However it is abnormal to be found in sterile body fluids such as urine, blood or spinal fluid. It is IMPORTANT to be treated if you have GBS when you give birth to prevent life-threatening infection to the newborn. ...Read more

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How can hemolytic disease be prevented in a newborn?

How can hemolytic disease be prevented in a newborn?

ABO hemolysis: Hemolysis in newborns due to ABO incompatibility is not preventable, but is manageable under the care of an experienced pediatrician or neonatologist. For this reason, newborns from mothers with type O blood type or who are Rh- will be screened closely for this condition, as early recognition and intervention is key to successful recovery. ...Read more

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Can cerebral palsy be caused by damage during adulthood, or do you have to be a child?

Can cerebral palsy be caused by damage during adulthood, or do you have to be a child?

No: Little's disease or cerebral palsy as it is now known is defined as a disorder of motion and posture related to an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs anytime from pregnancy up to the age of 3 years. Traumatic brain injury in an adult brain can produce similar effects, but is not cp. ...Read more

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Can a person with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt have children natural?

Can a person with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt have children natural?

See below: As long as the shunt is functioning, there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can a child be born with an std?

Can a child be born with an std?

Yes: A mother can transmit a std to her baby while the baby is still in her uterus (womb) or during delivery. For example, hiv, syphilis, and herpes can be transmitted from mother to child. ...Read more

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How early in life can an infant be diagnosed with fpies?

How early in life can an infant be diagnosed with fpies?

Very early: Fpies is an 'allergy' that is not connected to ige (allergy component) it is a direct reaction with the protein from he ingested item and and the hosts protein just read article describing it and it can occur as early as 3 months it is not like allergy which needs two or three contacts to start affecting the child the only way to find out which is the suspected one is to actually give it to chid. ...Read more

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Can a stoke be prevented?

Can a stoke be prevented?

Yes could be prevent: Stroke.A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. This deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients, which can cause your brain cells to die. A stroke may be caused by a blocked artery or a leaking or burst blood .Some people may experience a temporary disruption of blood flow through their brain, if you treat those most likely you could prevent it. ...Read more

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Can shunt malfunction be prevented or detected beforehand?

No: Assuming ventricular shunts in the brain, proper placement is important to minimize chance of blockage. But there is no way to predict or prevent actual malfunction. Patients with shunts should be followed up regularly and discuss any symptoms of headaches, nausea, or vision problems immediately with their doctor. Surgical correction may be needed. (other shunts exist: e.g. Av dialysis ). ...Read more

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Can anthrax be cured by a vaccine?

Can anthrax be cured by a vaccine?

No: Vaccines don't cure infections, they prevent them. Getting a vaccine after infection, in most cases, is worthless and will have nothing to do with cure. ...Read more

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Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I have cancer?

Can there be complications with hepatitis a if I have cancer?

Hepatitis A & Cancer: Sometimes. It depends on your immune status, the type of cancer you have, the type(s) of chemotherapy and other treatments you are taking. It also depends on the viral hepatitis load. Hepatitis a can be a very serious problem if you are immunocompromised, so it is best to consult with your physician for detailed information based on your specific profile. ...Read more

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Can a child be born with an STD from the mother?

Yes: Std´s can be transmitted to your baby before, during and after birth. Hiv and syphillis can cross the placenta and infect the baby before birth, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis b, and genital herpes, per the cdc can be transmitted through the birth canal. If you think you might be pregnant all ob´s check routinely for std´d during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a woman with HPV be a gestational carrier?

Can a woman with HPV be a gestational carrier?

No: Not sure what you mean by gestational carrier. However, women how are hpv positive have a very low risk of passing on hpv infection to offspring. Hpv is often indolent. In cases where the immune system is affected hpv may result in active disease which can result in infection of the child during birth. ...Read more

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For what reason vomiting should not occur in stroke patients (cav) ceribro vescular accident and how can it be prevented?

For what reason vomiting should not occur in stroke patients (cav) ceribro vescular accident and how can it be prevented?

Complex : Some strokes affecting lower brainstem are directly associated with nausea and vomiting, and those strokes which cause brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure can also result in vomiting. Big issue is possibility of aspiration of vomitus into lung which could cause breathing and infection problems. Anti-nausea drugs may help and tubes both for stomach and lung may be useful. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a newborn baby to be diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy?

Is it possible for a newborn baby to be diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy?

Yes: The most aggressive form of sma is evident in early infancy with deminished strength & muscle tone, the often never sit & succumb to the disease within the first two years.Lesser forms exist. Most result from a defect in the neuron survivor function encoded from chromosome 5 & are transmitted as a recessive trait. Recurrence is possible for any future pregnancy, carrier detection is available. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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Hydrocephalus (Definition)

A condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid or "brain fluid" within the brain which causes increased pressure inside the skull. It can ...Read more