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Can Hydrocephalus Be Prevented With A Vaccine
Read this monograph: I have discussed this question in detail on my own blog. Go to http://surgeonwriter.com/hydrolog/ and download the free monograph HYDROCEPHALUS: An Owner's Manual. It's free. This is written for the lay person. It's brief, interesting, and informative. It's not encyclopedic, but it will answer most of your questions. Enough anyway, so you will know what to ask your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Does a 9-yr-old require pre-med for dental tx if he has a shunt in his head? Mom states on med history that he has hydrocephalus- vp shunt to drain fluid from brain. Do we need to make sure he gets antibiotics before tx to prevent infection in the area (l
A few: There are a few medical reasons not to receive vaccines, Some people have actual allergies to a component of a vaccine. (pretty rare). Also people with a suppressed immune system (from drugs or illness). Those with severe reactions to childhood vaccinations should probably not have repeat pertussis immunization which is the most likely cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cholera vaccine: There are two different oral cholera vaccines available. One vaccine dukoral is licensed in multiple countries and has qualifications through the world health organization. You need two doses of the vaccine for protection. Receiving the vaccine does not replace standard precautions in countries where cholera is endemic. The vaccine provides incomplete protection for a short period of time. ...Read more
Yes!: Two vaccines against human papilloma virus are available (Gardasil and Cervarix). Both protect against the two HPV types that cause cervical, anal, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. These HPV types also cause most HPV related oral cancers. Gardasil also protects against the HPVs that cause most genital warts. HPV vaccines are expected to prevent HPV induced cancers in these areas. ...Read more
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