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Can You Vcjd Quickly
vCJD is a form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, which is a rare neurodegenerative disease. As opposed to "classic" CJD, which starts typically in patients over 65 years old, vCJD begins primarily with psychiatric symptoms, in younger patients (<30 years old on average) than other types of CJD and has a longer duration from start ...Read more
If Ongoing Risk: If ongoing risk, booste dose is repeated in 5 years. Who should get vaccine? -live in a dorm -traveling to meningitis belt in africa or to mecca -those in military -those with weak immune system (terminal complement deficiency) or immunosuppressant drugs - those whose spleens have been removed surgically - those exposed in a meningitis outbreak -adolescents & teens between 11 - 18 years of age. ...Read more
Are you sick?: Most of the prion infections which are classified under category of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, such as Jakob-Creutzfeldt or "Mad Cow", will cause profound illness or eventual death, at the time of infection. Spinal fluid testing can confirm clinically in many cases. If you are feeling well, why do you need to pursue this issue? ...Read more
ER visit: If you have a potentially serious problem, the going to an emergency room is the fastest way to get help. If you have a relationship already with a doctor, they usually will see you on an urgent basis if a new problem has arisen and some have a few slots open for emergencies even if this is a new patient. Which is the easiest? It depends on your funding, history and degree of problem. ...Read more
Usually sex: Unprotected vaginal/anal sexual intercourse with someone infected with HIV and sharing of needles for intravenous drug abuse with someone infected with HIV are the two most common ways of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids is a consequence of longstanding untreated HIV infection. ...Read more
It can. Super rare.: Principle of Double effect. the nature of the act is itself good, or at least morally neutral; the agent intends the good effect and not the bad either as a means to the good or as an end itself; the good effect outweighs the bad effect in circumstances sufficiently grave to justify causing the bad effect and the agent exercises due diligence to minimize the harm. It rarely happens. ...Read more
AIDS related death: If untreated, HIV slowly decimates the immune system leaving the individual susceptible to infections and cancers usually held in check by the immune system such as pneumocystis, mycobacterial diseases, lymphomas, accelerated cancers (eg: lung, cervical cancer, head and neck cancer), endemic fungal infections, and chronic wasting. All of these can be averted by haart (that means taking the meds!). ...Read more
BIG QUESTION: Ms is an autoimmune mediated disorder in patients with genetic susceptibility, who acquire the disease after several environmental events. The white cells of the body attack the myelin nerve coverings in the brain and spinal cord, destroying critical connections, resulting in problems with strength, sensation, balance, coordination, vision, energy, thinking , etc. ...Read more
Immune system: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) destroys the immune system and the patient gets many infections and the full blown picture of infections and tumors is called aids (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005. ...Read more
Depends on age..: For adolescents who receive the first dose at age 13-15 years, a one-time booster dose should be administered, preferably at age 16 through 18 years. Adolescents who receive their first dose of mcv4 at or after age 16 years do not need a booster dose. Certain high risk adults should be vaccinated and receive a booster, see: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate-hcp.Htm. ...Read more
How can you tell if you're emotionally detached? Do you never feel emotions? Or can you occasionally? Can you be empathetic still?
Not uncommon: At this young age entering adulthood and with all changes involved - can be confusing time in your emotional development. No shame in seeing a professional counselor to help sort things out. Live healthy. Think positive. Be well. ...Read more
Symptom relief only: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
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