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How can I distinguish between pachymeningitis or leptomeningitis?

How can I distinguish between pachymeningitis or leptomeningitis?

Distinct layers: Pachymeningitis refers to inflammation (itis) of the covering of the brain known as the dura mater or pachymenix. Leptomeningitis refers to inflammation of the leptomeninges, which are the pia and arachnoid membranes that sit between the dura and the brain. Sometimes an MRI will show enhancement preferentially in one of these compartments over the other but typically they go together. ...Read more

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Do you know what is the cure for pachymeningitis, or is anyone cured of this condition, please help.?

Do you know what is the cure for pachymeningitis, or is anyone cured of this condition, please help.?

Thick covering: Pachymeningitis is usually due to a severe bacterial infection and can be associated with subdural empyema. The condition is treated with the correct antibiotics. ...Read more

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Any ideas on what is the cure for pachymeningitis? Is anyone been cured of this?

Any ideas on what is the cure for pachymeningitis? Is anyone been cured of this?

Pachymenintitis: Pachymeningitis is an inflammatory disease of the membrane that covers the brain. Treatment commonly uses steroids and antibiotics and yes people have been cured of this disorder but it is a complex one. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease (s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease (s)?

Ingested: Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

Could be anything: Anyehere from simple tension headaches to a tumor in the brain. Most often it could be a migraine. If severe and too frequent please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling.
Falling is dangerous.
Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which. . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause (s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause (s)?

Many possible: Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more

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What causes a women to have pain after she has ovulates 2 day s after?

What causes a women to have pain after she has ovulates 2 day s after?

Irritation: If you have pain a couple of days after you ovulate, it is probably due to fluid or blood irritating the lining (peritoneum) in your pelvic cavity. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more

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An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive, " if enlarged for 4+ years?

An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive, " if enlarged for 4+ years?

Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement. Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more

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I’m almost 39; read it’s “extremely rare” to grow inches taller @ my age but docs didn’t say impossible. What rare conditions or other would cause it?

I’m almost 39; read it’s “extremely rare” to grow inches taller @ my age but docs didn’t say impossible. What rare conditions or other would cause it?

It is impossible: The closest condition known to cause this is acromegaly, which affects about 1 out of 17, 000 people.
This is due to overproduction of growth hormone, usually from a benign pituitary tumor, but even with acromegaly, while the hands and feet, ears and nose may grow, because the growth plates have closed even those with acromegaly will not grow taller. ...Read more

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Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family? P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family? P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly

Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more

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What is pneumothorax and it`s causes?

What is pneumothorax and it`s causes?

Air in pleural space: Pneumothorax happens when air collects in the space around the lungs - between the lungs and the chest wall. The air usually comes from a hole in the airways or lungs, although a hole in the esophagus can do it too (rarely). ...Read more

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What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

What causes the dryness in sjögren’s syndrome?

Inflammation: Sjogren syndrome is the disease marked by inflammation in the organs producing lubrication - tear glans, salivary glands etc. Those cells that are responsible for secreting lubrication are being constantly destroyed by autoimmune inflammation. ...Read more

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What causes raynaud’s?

What causes raynaud’s?

Artery constriction: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read more

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Does diet coke cause m.S?

Does diet coke cause m.S?

No: Diet drinks have been implicated in contributing to gulf war syndrome, desert storm syndrome, and may provoke migraine headaches in susceptible people. There is no evidence that any food additive causes multiple sclerosis, but some anecdotal comments raise concern of a potential to trigger a relapse, but no proof yet. ...Read more

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What can cause memory problems in early 20's?

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What can cause memory problems in early 20's?

Memory: At this young age, several things come to mind, such as Attention deficit, anxiety, mood changes, medication or substances, hormonal changes, etc. ...Read more

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What's biggest cause of foodborne illness in the u.S.?

What's biggest cause of foodborne illness in the u.S.?

Several: In the summer, the major cause is food spoilage such as when a mayonnaise based potatoe salad gets warmed in the sun and then is eaten. The other major cause is contamination from improper processing or from improper hand washing and hygiene from food handlers. These can lead to salmonella poisoning, hepatitis or e coli infestation. ...Read more

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How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

Unclear: Obesity runs with many illnesses related to a sedentary, overindulgent lifestyle (hypertension, atherosclerosis, liver damage, diabetes), yet japan's sumo wrestlers, who are obese but are elite exercises clearly suffer no adverse effects. Bashing 'obesity' as a 'killer' is good politics but the truth may be deeper -- a marker for other risky life choices. ...Read more

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What would cause loss of interest in sex in a woman in her 30's?

What would cause loss of interest in sex in a woman in her 30's?

Many things: Depends on her interest previously and experience. Also various hormonal factors and medication can influence desire.
Ssri antidepressant as an example. ...Read more

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What can cause continued high A.S.O titre despite antibiotics for 8 weeks +?

What can cause continued high A.S.O titre despite antibiotics for 8 weeks +?

Immune response: ASO titer is your body's immune response to the infection and will decline slowly in weeks and even months after the infection has gone. ...Read more

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For the last couple months my hair as been falling out more than usual. What could be the cause (s)?

For the last couple months my hair as been falling out more than usual. What could be the cause (s)?

Hair loss: Loss of hair can be due to a number of medical issues and the list is a long one. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist or at least a referral from your primary care md for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My DHEA-S is 11.5 (anything below 9.8 is normal). All other labs within range. Cause of concern? Tests needed? Thanks!

My DHEA-S is 11.5 (anything below 9.8 is normal). All other labs within range. Cause of concern? Tests needed? Thanks!

Depends: B"sd
DHEAS is the stable (sulfated) form of DHEA the major precusor steroid hormone in the androgen/estrogen pathway. It is a marker of overall adrenal function especially considered a marker of adrenal androgens. Concern would arise from any associated menstrual, androgenic (eg hirsuitism, acne) or metabolic disturbances. If none would still monitor on occasion for further elevation. ...Read more

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I’ve been a heavy weed smoker for 1 1/2 Year’s and I passed out a couple times now after smoking do you know what caused it?

I’ve been a heavy weed smoker for 1 1/2 Year’s and I passed out a couple times now after smoking do you know what caused it?

Overdose: You have likely OD yourself since the current supply of pot is likely more potent than previous ones. It is time to cut down or quit. ...Read more

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Chronic contipation. I changed to a better diet. I am little overweight. Dr says everything wrong w/ me is cause im fat. What are? S I need 2 ask dr.

Chronic contipation. I changed to a better diet. I am little overweight. Dr says everything wrong w/ me is cause im fat. What are? S I need 2 ask dr.

There is more: You should definitely consider seeing a GI doctor to help you get a normal bowel regimen. Make sure you get enough fluids. You being overweight may indicate that the foods that you eat may contribute to the constipation but that is certainly not the simplistic answer. ...Read more

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My sides are gruggling for s few says. I haven't really eating much, as I have this problem I am on iron pills 3x daily. What can cause this problem?

My sides are gruggling for s few says. I haven't really eating much, as I have this problem I am on iron pills 3x daily. What can cause this problem?

Iron pills side fx: G I upset is a frequent side effect of oral iron. U might try and reduce the dose or hold the pills altogether for a few days and see if these symptoms resolve. If so, then resume at a lower daily dose. Always inform your perscribing doctor of any side effects or medicine changes. ...Read more

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What can cause prominent lymphnodes in the medistatitin? Is 10x17mm very big? Aorticopulmanary window lymphnodes 7.5x17mm. Are those normal size or s

What can cause prominent lymphnodes in the medistatitin? Is 10x17mm very big? Aorticopulmanary window lymphnodes 7.5x17mm. Are those normal size or s

Many causes: Enlarged lymph nodes in the mediastinum can result from many causes, including many common chronic and acute infections, to lymphoma and other cancers. The sizes you list are increased but not dramatically so. Your doctor can help you evaluate the causes. ...Read more

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