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Contagious Blood Diseases
CulturesTcellsAntibo: 1 Bacterial,Viral and Fungi Cultures 2Antibodies and quantitative Titers,IGG&IGM 3 T Helper Cells Count as is done in AIDS Cases 4 Blood Smear for Parasites like in Malaria 5 Viral Load Test by PCR 6 Antigen as in the case of Hepatitis B.Hep B Surface Antigen is used for screening of Hepatitis B 7 Interferon-Gamma release assay test for TB Infection which measures the immune responce to the TB Inf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Bacterial: Bacterial contamination of blood products, especially in platelets that are stored at room temperature, is the most common infectious risk of blood transfusion, occurring in approximately 1 of 2000-3000. Others are parasites like Babesia(Babesiosis), Trypanosoma(Chagas), Plasmodium(Malaria), Leishmania(Leishmaniasis), Viral(Hepatitis, Dengue, West Nile, CMV, HTLV) Prion(Creutzfeldt Jakob, vCJD) ...Read more
Yes: Transmission of blood borne diseases can occur through any mucosa if there are breaks present, even those that you may not be able to see with your eyes. Therefore it would be wise to avoid any contact with potentially infected material if you are uncertain about the integrity of your mucosal lining. ...Read more
Need specific test: You need to be testing for graves disease - there is no shotgun test for all autoimmune disorders. ...Read more
No unless...: You have open sore on your hand when you touch blood. ...Read more
Depends on situation: The transmission of the herpes simplex virus is possible from active skin or mucous membrane sores if present. If none are present, the child is not considered contagious. A close examination of all skin surfaces should be done frequently in the early treatment phase as these can be elusive. Good hand washing & contact isolation will limit any spread from active lesions. ...Read more
Soon: Depends on proximity to a blood processing center, but testing is done as soon as possible, since it must be completed (and all negative) prior to releasing the blood products for use and then shipping to wherever it is needed. The blood donation is only usable for a maximum of 120 days and demand is always present, so everything is done as quickly as possible. ...Read more
In the USA?: Here in the us, about 1.2 million people have hiv, and about 5 million people have hepatitis c. Each year, about 50, 000 people are newly infected with hiv, and at least 20, 000 people get hcv (this number could be a lot higher, we are not sure). In the 1960-1980's, about 250, 000 people a year got hcv because of contaminated blood transfusions, drug use, etc. So it is lower now but still should be 0. ...Read more
My boyfriend wont sleep with me until i get tested for any and all blood diseases. Is this necessary?
Depends what ordered: The routine blood work may hint clues, but not necessarily. Always alway history and physical exam and other additional testing would help decide. ...Read more
At least 63: Antiphospholipid syndrome autoimmune addison’s disease autoimmune hemolytic anemia autoimmune hepatitis autoimmune inner ear disease autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (alps) autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (atp) behcet’s disease bullous pemphigoid cardiomyopathy celiac sprue-dermatitis chronic fatigue syndrome immune deficiency syndrome (cfids) and many more. ...Read more
Lots...not all bad.: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (itp). Autoimmune diseases...Like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Bacteria in the blood, and severe infections viral infections. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ttp). Hemolytic uremic syndrome. Medications. Heparin, quinidine, quinine, sulfa-containing antibiotics, anticonvulsants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is palstic head of fractional laser hand changed between patient or not ;it can transmit blood diseases?
Heeeeeeeelp me is plastic head of fractional laser hand must changed between patient ;is it can transmit any blood diseases ?
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I recently noticed a hickeylike spot in the crevis of my collar bone.No family history of blood diseases and never been in relationship or had sex.
Observe: If recurrent, or occurs in multiple locations, then contact your health care provider ...Read more
I ave extreme pain, bruises, numbess and tingling, severe pain while exercising, squeezing my calf hurts. We have rules out everything, including blood clots, fractures, blood diseases, and many more things. What do I have? Please this has been going info
Rest: It sounds as if you're doing too much. Try resting. ...Read more
Can someone infected with HSV either type 1 or type 2 donate blood yearly? Is it contagious other than being it a skin disease? Can HSV be lethal?Thnx
Yes: Hsv infection is not a contraindication to blood donation; most of the population has hsv 1, so that would be very problematic. The vast majority of the time it is a skin disease, but in the elderly, already sick , or immunosuppressed, it can become invasive and cause things like meningitis or hepatitis, or diffuse disseminated disease - this can be lethal. ...Read more
How can blood be contageous when it dries and you clean it I thought all STDs and disease are dead from sitting out for awhile?
Because it is: Blood born STD's include the hepatitis B virus, that has been shown to remain potentially infectious for more than 6 months.Only a minute blood particle is needed to for transfer. Persons acquiring Heb B from a needle stick cleaning out an abandoned crack house learned the hard way.Each germ has its own limit if present in dried blood, but all body fluids should be considered a potential threat. ...Read more
Very quickly: Hiv can not live out side the human body host for a long time. If the blood is dry its most likely not contagious. If its still wet or less than 10 min, it may still be contagious. Always protect your self with condoms and rubber gloves. Bleach can kill the virus and other bacteria on contact. ...Read more
Not long: The virus requires temperature very close to 98.6 and proper moisture. Exposed to an open environment without these conditions, it begins to die immediately, especially in small volumes. It might still be advised to use protection in direct contact with contaminated body fluid spills, but the risk is very low outside the body. Take care ; be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatitis: Hepatitis B and C are bloodborne infections. Transmission occurs through exposure to infected blood that gets into your system through an open wound or through mucosa (mouth, eyes, genital, rectal, e.g.). Hepatitis A is acquired through contaminated food and water. You cannot get Hep B or C by touching someone who is infected. ...Read more
HIV: If the blood has dried long enough for the cells within the fluid to have died the HIV will also succumb to drying. But you must remember that just touching infected blood is not going to transmit the virus unless there is a break in the skin or the blood is somehow transferred into your mucous membranes or bloodstream. ...Read more
I've been living for 3 days with someone infected by typhus. Is it contagious? Should I take a blood test?
Yes and No.: Yes, typhus is contagious and no, there is no blood test. Typhus is a type of mite. It is also known as chiggers or lice. Even with great hand washing and hygiene, you may acquire typhus from your roommate. Permethrin in the form of a dust or spray to clothing and bedding is highly effective against lice. Fabric treated with permethrin retains toxicity to lice even after 20 washings. ...Read more
Blood test just confirmed that the mono virus has reactivated in my body. What do I do now? And am i contagious?
Probably not: The monovirus (ebv) can remain in blood cells from which it can reactivate. This is detected by testing ebv dna or "viral load" in the blood and blood cells. In patients with some immune problems this can lead to problems. Otherwise, the body should control the reactivation and it should remain in the blood (and not in your nose/throat) and you are unlikely to be contageous. ...Read more
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