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Why are there no symptoms between chronic and acute chagas disease? Do people fine fine in that period?

Why are there no symptoms between chronic and acute chagas disease?  Do people fine fine in that period?

Mutualism-Oarasitism: This the way of life of parasitism. It does not cause symptoms in the host, and thusly avoids defensive attacks from the host. Then the parasite can survive longer, reproduce more, and spread the disease. ...Read more

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Is there a link between dissociative identity disorder and acute chronic Lyme disease? Can a person have both & can did be misdiagnosed?

Is there a link between dissociative identity disorder and acute chronic Lyme disease? Can a person have both & can did be misdiagnosed?

No link, but...: Lyme disease, late, can have neuropsychiatric manifestations that may mimic other psychiatric disease. But this is not "early" lyme, which, if diagnosed, is easily treated! ...Read more

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Can cancer be an acute disease?

Can cancer be an acute disease?

Can appear so.: It takes several years for that one mutated cancer cell to multiply enough to form a detectable mass. But symptom-wise, cancer can seem like an acute illness as the symptoms have to develop at some point. At that moment, the cancer caused a symptom, so as such it can seem acute while actually chronic. Hope this made sense. ...Read more

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What does no acute disease found mean in a chest X-ray ?

What does no acute disease found mean in a chest X-ray ?

NAD on chest xray: NAD - No acute(active) disease is a terminology used to indicate that there are no acute ie infections, tumors or any sort of disease process appearing on the chest x-ray. There may be chronic changes - usually reported separately. NAD is a good thing ...Read more

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What are the acute and chronic diseases associated with legionella?

What are the acute and chronic diseases associated with  legionella?

Pneumonia: Legionella is a relatively common cause of community-acquired and hospital acquired pneumonias. Legionnaire's disease is a syndrome of pneumonia caused by legionella species. One acute, febrile, self-limited infection caused by legionella is pontiac fever. I am unaware of any chronic infections involving legionella species. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could one know whether a person has chronic kidney disease or acute kidney disease?

Can you tell me how could one know whether a person has chronic kidney disease or acute kidney disease?

History ...: History and serial review of lab to verify the course and sequence of events will surely know if kidney disease is acute or chronic. In expert's hands, that should not be difficult. ...Read more