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Cmv Colitis Transferred 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: That's not how CMV is transmitted.Get a more detailed answer ›
How does infectious colitis spread from person to person? My dad was diagnosed with it last night.
Colitis and death: Colitis - inflammation of the colon - can be caused by many different things including ischemea (inadequate blood supply). Rarely this cause leads to severe bleeding and sudden death. Infections, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease can cause many symptoms but rarely result direclty in death (uc is associated with cancer, however). Bleeding can occur without colitis and this can (rarely) be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: CMV is one of the infections that can achieve a latent or hibernating state & reactivate periodically. Day care center studies have documented 30-70% urine or saliva prevalence in 1-3yo. Adults also shed the virus periodically after infection. Regular hygienic practices should be followed in all age groups at any time & those recovering from CMV should not be treated any differently. ...Read more
What percentage of ppl with UC get surgery? What are the odds for the person who has mild left sided colitis. I have no symptoms, no bleeding, off meds
25-40%: Most diseases can vary in their course to a greater or lesser extent. Medicines help some better than others. Surgery in ulcerative colitiis pt's occurs in 24-40% according to this great page by the Surgery Division at UCSF: http://colorectal. Surgery. Ucsf. Edu/conditions--procedures/ulcerative-colitis. Aspx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Affects many organs: Cytomegalovirus is very common, and over half the adult population has had the infection. However, transplant patients that take immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection are very susceptible to reactivation of latent (hibernating) virus, or getting a primary infection from the donor who may have been exposed. The virus can invade the bone marrow, liver, lungs, intestines, eyes, etc. ...Read more
Is a gastroenterologist the best person to consult with when there may be a suspicion of an ischemic colitis situation? What are best test/scans?
If a person is said to have had Ulcerative Colitis, would the UC still be an issue for them after the portion of the intestines that allegedly was aff?
Specific Carb. Diet: Go on SCD- specific carbohydrate diet. Refer to Elaine Gottschall's book " Breaking the Vicious Cycle" Avoid complex carbohydrates- polysaccarides & disaccarides. Prohibited foods are grains, potatoes & lactose containing dairy. May have fish, aged cheese & honey. Google for details. ...Read more
NO SIR.: At least not in this present day world. Who knows what technology will show us in 20years time. Have fun. ...Read more
I am bleeding and passing clots out my rectum. One person said it was diverticulitis another said infective colitis and another said hemorrhoids pain?
Rectal bleeding: Are these diagnoses made by professionals? You need to have it checked, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Yes: Uc is often associated with a type of liver disease called primary sclerosing cholangitis (psc), which affects the bile ducts of the liver, slowly progressing to scarring of the liver. In some cases, liver transplantation may be necessary. The decision to leave the colon or to take it out, depends on the severity of the uc, if left in, post-transplant surveillance with colonoscopy is critical. ...Read more
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