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How do infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

How do infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

Depends on infection: Some bugs( viruses, bacterias, etc.) are small enough , and if they circulate in blood, can easy cross the barrier, others require trauma or surgery to penetrate the brain. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Do fungal infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

Do fungal infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

They can: While the blood-brain barrier is a critical regulator of interaction between the blood stream and the brain, it cannot keep everything "out". Many infections, including fungal can spread to involve the brain. Some very serious fungal infections commonly involve the brain (central nervous system-cns). ...Read more

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What viruses can cross the placenta and cause congenital infections?

What viruses can cross the placenta and cause congenital infections?

You name it: Any virus that has a blood stream phase can infect the fetus when the mother is infected. The German measles is one of the worst classical examples. Yet any form of hepatitis, the flu, chickenpox, mono, cytomegalovirus, all can infect both.The effect on the fetus depends on the timing during the pregnancy and various characteristics of the germ. ...Read more

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Does yeast infection cream while pregnant reach the baby? Does it cross the placenta? Will terconazole 3day regimen 0.8% harm my baby? I'm 37weeks

Does yeast infection cream while pregnant reach the baby? Does it cross the placenta? Will terconazole 3day regimen 0.8% harm my baby? I'm 37weeks

No harm to baby: You've been asking questions repeatedly about your yeast infection. As in my previous reply, you can be sure your doctor would not have prescribed terconazole unless it were safe. It won't hurt the baby. If you have further concerns, you'll get the best advice from your doctor's office. HealthTap can't help more than we already have. Best wishes for safe delivery and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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How do sinuses effect eyes? I have sinus infection and my eyes hard to focus far off and feel like they wanna go crossed eyed!

How do sinuses effect eyes? I have sinus infection and my eyes hard to focus far off and feel like they wanna go crossed eyed!

Sinus infection: The same germ that is affecting your sinuses can affect the conjunctiva of your eyes, thereby clouding up your eyes and making it hard to focus. ...Read more

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Sis s pregnant.hsv1 IgG -ve,igm +ve.primary infection.doc diag hsv1 in lips not genital.does IgM cross placenta?is der any chance to hve healthybaby?

Sis s pregnant.hsv1 IgG -ve,igm +ve.primary infection.doc diag hsv1 in lips not genital.does IgM cross placenta?is der any chance to hve healthybaby?

Yes & possible: Herpes simplex can affect the fetus, especially if it's contracted during the third trimester Since you sis's IgM was positive but IgG negative, it suggests she recently acquired the virus. She is very close to the third trimester. Treatment with Valtrex (valacyclovir) is pretty safe by 21 weeks and may reduce the chance of transmission of the virus to her baby. It should be considered. ...Read more

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What r h.I.V infections?

What r h.I.V infections?

Immune deficiency: Hiv stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This is the cause of aids. It is transmitted by intimate contact, either sexually, by blood or tissue transfer, by mothers to their fetus or newborn. Early onset illness may present in various forms, often as a mononucleosis-like syndrome. ...Read more

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Who gets stec infections?

Who gets stec infections?

VTEC:STEC: Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children. Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more

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What is a meecer infection?

What is a meecer infection?

MRSA: Is this what you mean? It is an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It can be community or hospital acquired. It stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. ...Read more