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Dr. Elton Behner
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Thalassemia And Hemoglobinopathy (Definition)

Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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My 2 weeks old girl has Cong. Bila. Cataract. TORCH igg test results: Rubela and CMV positive, HSV and TOX Neg.TORCH igm : neg. is this the reason?

My 2 weeks old girl has Cong. Bila. Cataract. TORCH igg test results: Rubela and CMV positive, HSV and TOX Neg.TORCH igm : neg. is this the reason?

Congenital cataract: Congenital rubella is a well known cause for congenital cataract in babies. I hope by now you had your rubella or MMR vaccine. Good luck to you & your baby. ...Read more

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Hello sir/madam , my wife's TSH level is 6 . And she is also poitive with cmv igg,hsv igg and rubella igg. What to do?

Hello sir/madam , my wife's TSH level is 6 . And she is also poitive with cmv igg,hsv igg and rubella igg. What to do?

Return to the doctor: Lab test results are just numbers, without much meaning unless one can see the whole picture of the patient's situation. Thus, a patient should return to her doctor for evaluation and treatment of thyroid problems. Having a TSH level of 6 may mean her thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone (which then causes the brain to respond by producing more TSH, thus causing a high TSH level). ...Read more

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How are symptoms different in a woman, from HSV 2 to cmv?

How are symptoms different in a woman, from HSV 2 to cmv?

Different: Although both are herpes viruses they both present differently hsv has pain and lesions cmv has no pain, no lesions and also can cause birth defects. If you have more questions - please ask. ...Read more

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Cmv igG ab came at 0.76 (high) and HSV I IgG at 33.50 (high) everything else normal. Is this bad? Do I have HIV even tho I tested negative for it.

Cmv igG ab came at 0.76 (high) and HSV I IgG at 33.50 (high) everything else normal. Is this bad? Do I have HIV even tho I tested negative for it.

No: Cmv is cytomegalovirus HSV is herpes simplex virus If you have not had unprotected sex since your HIV test you do not have HIV. Use condoms and practice safer sex to remain healthier and free from sexually transmitted illnesses. ...Read more

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I've ongoing gastritis and diarrhea after unprotected sex 2y ago.I've rash ,oral yeast & fatigue also.My hiv Elisa combo after 3months , rapid at 5month,EIA antibody after 1.5years ALL NEGATIVE.H pylori, HBV,HCV,HSV -1&2 all negative.Only CMV igG pos?

I've ongoing gastritis and diarrhea after unprotected sex 2y ago.I've rash ,oral yeast & fatigue also.My hiv Elisa combo after 3months , rapid at 5month,EIA antibody after 1.5years ALL NEGATIVE.H pylori, HBV,HCV,HSV -1&2 all negative.Only CMV igG pos?

Gastritis/diarrhea ?: The tests mentioned rule out many viral causes, but gastritis with diarrhea may arise from a lactose intolerance as well as gastric reflux disease, Crohn's disease or irritable bowel disease. Get a referral to a GI specialist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How is CMV diagnosed?

How is CMV diagnosed?

PCR test: PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test is the most widely used for detecting CMV infection/viremia (the presence of the virus in the blood). Viral culture takes too long for it to be clinically useful and the antibody (CMV IgG) only indicates if the person had a past exposure. ...Read more

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How dangerous is cmv?

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How dangerous is cmv?

Depends: CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection in children and young adults with intact immune system is usually a trivial infection. However, pregnant mother becomes infected the first time, the virus infects her fetus. Sensorineural hearing loss and developmental delay are common sequelae following congenital CMV infection. ...Read more

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What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

What are the effects of CMV on the baby?

Varies: Vast majority will have no symptoms with maternal infection and do fine. Of babies who do have congenital infection they may have low birth weight, rash, small head size, enlarged liver or spleen reaction, seizures, small head size, retardation, inflamed retina (eye) and vision loss or may seem fine at birth but present late with hearing loss, coordination problems or retardation. ...Read more

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What is CMV viral load negative?

What is CMV viral load negative?

No CMV: It means you do not currently have cmv. CMV is a virus. ...Read more

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Can CMV cause you to become infertile?

Can CMV cause you to become infertile?

No: No it can affect a child but that is rare. It should not affect your fertility. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "cmv IgG was 12"?

CMV: A positive or elevated CMV igg simply means prior exposure, infection or immunization with a CMV viral infection. ...Read more

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What are the complications of CMV virus?

What are the complications of CMV virus?

Varies.: Most people have been in contact with CMV, but only people with weakened immune systems tend to get seriously ill with it. One of the most serious complications is pneumonia followed by encephalitis. There can be serious problems if the virus is contracted by pregnant women. ...Read more

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How can you treat cytomegalovirus (cmv)?

How can you treat  cytomegalovirus (cmv)?

Depends: There's no cure for cmv, and treatment for the virus generally isn't necessary or recommended for healthy children and adults. But if you are immunocompromised due to HIV or treatment after organ transplantation, you may need an antiviral med, such as ganciclovir, depending on where the infection is. ...Read more

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What blood tests will dr do to detect cmv?

What blood tests will dr do to detect cmv?

Antibody tests: Can be done - igm for acute infection and igg for prior exposure. We use an antigenemia assay for monitoring in our bmt patients. Many centers use a pcr assay. ...Read more

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Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Have I spread cytomegalovirus (cmv) to my baby?

Primary infection: The mother who somehow avoided CMV in her own childhood is susceptible to a primary infection at any time. If this is experianced during pregnancy, it can be passed to baby & the effect can be negligible or major, depending on the point in pregnancy & the fetus. ...Read more

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Looking for long term affects of fetal CMV in children?

Looking for long term affects of fetal CMV in children?

Varies considerably: This can have a small impact or lead to abortion and major organ damage. The earlier in pregnancy a mother has it, the more likely it will be devastating. If it happens near the end, there may be isolated progressive hearing loss & other issues but the kid usually is otherwise normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about cytomegalovirus(cmv) positive?

Common: Docs can only post 400 characters in their responses i.e. too long a subject to discuss in this forum. Most people just have a short lived viral syndrome. Here is some information from the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/cmv/overview.html ...Read more

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How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

How readily is CMV colitis transferred from person to person?

Depends: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is itself highly contagious. However, it rarely causes a problem in a person with an intact immune system. Serious infections occur in fetuses (devastating!) whose moms get CMV while pregnant and in immunocompromised patients (with aids or organ transplant recipients). It is this last group that is most likely to get CMV colitis. ...Read more

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What does a positive CMV test result mean for my unborn baby?

What does a positive CMV test result mean for my unborn baby?

It depends: Hopefully, you have had CMV before your pregnancy. It can be dangerous to an unborn child if a woman acquires CMV while she is pregnant. Fortunately, most people are infected in their teens or younger. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv Type 1 And 2 (Definition)

A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the virus ...Read more