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Describe the features of cytomegalovirus.?

Describe the features of cytomegalovirus.?

Many: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has many manifestations. Some of the symptoms depend upon age and some based on underlying health. Two groups are particularly vulnerable: babies and immunocomprimised patients. Any body part can be affected; teens and adults typically show fatigue, fever, stomach ache, swollen glands, or even no symptoms. Babies can suffer develpmental problems, hearing and vision problems. ...Read more

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Cmv Infection (Definition)

CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, ...Read more


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Describe the features of bronchopneumonia.?

Describe the features of bronchopneumonia.?

Cough and fever: Broncho-pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Also called pneumnonia. Most present with cough, fever, and fatigue. Some also have chest or stomach pain. Often your doctor can diagnose pneumonia by examning you. Sometimes a chest xray is needed. Pneumonia can be caused by many different types of germs; your doctor will pick a treatment specific to your situation. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiomyopathy.?

Describe the features of cardiomyopathy.?

Fatigue and dyspnea: Cardiomyopathy (aka heart muscle weakness) can lead to clinical heart failure symptoms: shortness of breath, fluid retention with leg and abdominal swelling, fatigue and lack of energy. Cardiomyopathy can be caused by coronary disease/ prior heart attacks, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, heavy alcohol use, prior chemotherapy or viral infections. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bronchiolitis.?

Describe the features of bronchiolitis.?

Bronchiolitis: Bronchiolitis is wheezing, coughing and congestion in an infant or baby caused by a virus most commonly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). There is no antibiotic for bronchiolitis. In the case of small infants hospitalization may be necessary. Cough medicines are not very helpful. If the infant's breathing is rapid or labored then they need to be seen by the doctor right away. ...Read more

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Describe the features of blindness.?

Describe the features of blindness.?

Vision loss: Bindness is a spectrum from loss of all light perception (total blindness), to varying degrees of loss meeting legal standards - vision lower than 20/200 or a visual field less than 10 degrees in extent. The causes vary - some are reversible, some treatable to prevent worsening, and some permanent. Your ophthalmologist should see you to evaluate your category and treat if possible. ...Read more

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Describe the features of candidiasis.?

Describe the features of candidiasis.?

Yeast infection: Vaginal candidiasis usually presents with clumpy white vaginal discharge and extreme vaginal itching. It is also associated with painful intercourse. A vaginal yeast infection can occur with no particular reason, but does frequently show up after taking antibiotics for an unrelated infection. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cancer.?

Describe the features of cancer.?

Depends: That depends on the cancer. There are 100's to thousands of types of cancer. Cancer features are very different depending on type, subtype, stage, prognostic factors, and individual manifestations. Even the same "types" of cancer can be molecularly different for each individual. ...Read more

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Describe the features of confusion.?

Describe the features of confusion.?

Lack of Alertness: Confusion usually refers to a state in which people lack a full level of alertness or awareness of what is going on. Sometimes, it can include disorganized thoughts and difficulty completing tasks. Memory may also be affected. It is important to know that "confusion" is a very general term and can occur for many different reasons. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an antiviral.?

Describe the features of an antiviral.?

Medication: An antiviral is generally a medication specifically used to treat a viral infection. Those medications could be pills, shots, liquids, creams, gels, etc. Many vaccines would be considered anti-virals as well. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bacterial meningitis.?

Describe the features of bacterial meningitis.?

Fever & headache: Bacterial meningitis is a dangerous, often life-threatening disease.It is an infection of the covering of the brain. Most have fever, malaise, headache, and pain when bending chin down to chest. Some patients have purple, blotchy rashes. If you susepct meninigits, go quickly to your closest emergency room. Fortunaely, some types are preventable with vaccines. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bronchitis.?

Describe the features of bronchitis.?

Bronchitis: Bronchitis usually starts with a cold caused by a virus. In bronchitis, due to the weakened immunity, some of your own bacteria get down into your airways to the lung and produce heavy mucous which eventually turn purulent (yellow, gray, or green). The main symptoms are heavy cough and production of this thick sputum. There is usually no fever. There may be chest tightness or wheezing. ...Read more

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Describe the features of berylliosis.?

Describe the features of berylliosis.?

Rare condition from: ...Occupational exposure to beryllium ("be"; a heavy metal). Formerly used in flourescent lights, its now almost exclusively used in the aerospace industry. Be dust is inhaled and can stimulate the immune system like an allergen. Lung disease can be acute like infection or a chronic condition, similar to sarcoid. Individual susceptibility varies probably by genetic variation. ...Read more

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Describe the features of the bird flu.?

Describe the features of the bird flu.?

Just like any flu: "bird flu" will usually present as an acute illness with fever, headache, cough, aching muscles, and occasionally severe breathing difficulty. Most people with the flu won't get severely ill, and those who are older, or immune suppressed are more likely to have severe illness. Influenza is a leading killer though, and your chances of getting it are reduced by getting a yearly flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast disease.?

Describe the features of breast disease.?

Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) to infection (like mastitis). If you are having any breast pain or nipple discharge, or find a lump in your breast, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a cardiovascular infection.?

Describe the features of a cardiovascular infection.?

Heart & vascular inf: Cardiovascular infection includes heart infection and vascular infection, the clinical presentations of those diseases are various, such as hypotension, syncope, dyspnea, chest tightness etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bullying.?

Describe the features of bullying.?

Intimidation: Bullying usually refers to behaviors in which one person tries to control another person thorugh the use of intimidation. This often takes the form of physical intimidation and aggression, but it can also have to do with verbal or emotional intimidation. People who engage in bullying often use sarcasm and criticism as a way to try to control others. ...Read more

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Describe the features of behcet syndrome.?

Describe the features of behcet syndrome.?

Behcet Syndrome: Behcet syndrome is defined as a triad of symptoms: genital ulcers, oral (mouth) ulcers, and inflammation of a part of the eye called the uvea (uveitis). Cause is unknown, and the disease is best managed by a rheumatologist and an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Describe the features of blepharitis.?

Describe the features of blepharitis.?

Blepharitis: Blepharitis is a common inflammation of the eyelid margins. This can be from staphyloccocal bacteria or inflammation and dysfunction of the meibomian oil glands. Blepharitis also occurs in people who have oily skin, dandruff or rosacea. Symptoms include burning, eye and eyelid irritation, redness, and itching. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bone infection.?

Describe the features of a bone infection.?

Osteomyelitis: When bone get infected we call it osteomyelitis is defined as an inflammation or an infection in the bone marrow and surrounding bone. The disease is classified as either acute or chronic. Bone pain; fever; general discomfort, uneasiness, or ill-feeling (malaise) local swelling, redness, and warmth. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain disease.?

Describe the features of a brain disease.?

What kind?: I need more info to answer your question. How do you know it is a brain disease? In general, the brain is an organ just like your heart, lungs and liver. Things can go wrong in a number of ways: biochemically, electrically or structurally. ...Read more

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