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Difference Between Infectious And Noninfectious Disease
See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No difference: Two terms for the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the difference between a communicable disease and a contagious disease and an infectious disease?
Spread: A communicable disease is a disease many others may get and that is why we have vaccinations. A contagious disease is a disease someone in contact with the person may catch. An infectious disease is a disease that may be spread within the person such as a virus or a bacterial or a fungal infection. An infectious disease may be contagious and communicable but does not have to be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: Few doctors are specialized in both, Immunologists/allergists deal with a spectrum of diseases from the immunodeficient, meaning aren't able to fight infection easily , to the other extreme of the spectrum, the over immune, hypersensitive or allergic, while the infectious disease deal with difficult/complex infections in different patients requiring complex therapy, including HIV/AIDS, ...Read more
Give to others,,,: Communicable diseases can be given to others while non-communicable diseases cannot. ...Read more
Inherited-acquired: Communicable diseases are usually infectious in nature and can be transmitted from one individual to another by exposure. In contrast, genetic diseases can be inherited meaning they can be transmitted not by exposure but by passing along of a gene from a parent to a child ...Read more
Location of effect: Celiac involves an immune reaction that triggers antibodies that injure your intestinal absorptive lining. Autoimmune hepatitis is a similar immune reaction but the antibodies attack liver cells. Both are errors in the immune system, but the antibodies and their target are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disease: chronic disease is one that is lasting longer than normal or one you will have for life, but does not necessarily mean you were born with in your genes. ...Read more
1ry starts in gland: Primary addison's originates in the adrenal gland for diverse reasons, autoimmune (self destruction by auto antibodies) or after an infection (e.G tb), invasion by cancer or hemorrhage into the gland, while in the secondary type the gland itself is healthy but the pituitary gland (the maestro of endocrine glands) isn't working so other endocrine glands won't function probably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the actual differences between infectious diseases and contagious disease? Any answers appreciated!
Contagious disease: By definition - contagious means you're liable to 'catch' something from someone else. I think of 'the flu', chickenpox, 'meningitis' as good examples of that. (So always good to practice hygiene!). Whereas infectious diseases encompasses all that PLUS other diseases caused by 'germs' that may not necessarily be contagious: for example those deadly amoeba that kill kids every summer, Lyme dz etc. ...Read more
Time course: One has to have acute hepatitis b before it becomes chronic hepatitis b. Fifty percent of patients that have acute hepatitis b clear the virus in 1 years time. However, if after 1 year, the virus is still present, then it is considered to be chronic. There are no fda approved medications for acute hepatitis b, but there are several fda approved medications for chronic hepatitis b. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Systemic, Local: Autoimmune arthritis diseases can include inflammation of the joints , connective and soft tissues as well as involvement any part of the body. Osteoarthritis, is caused by degeneration of the joints and localized to certain part of the body. The from arthritis is gradual have to do with activity, the other the onset could be sudden and involve many areas of the body. ...Read more
Is there a connection between Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease and increased susceptibility to viruses, URI's?
Time: As implied by the names, acute hepatitis b is the illness syndrome when you are first exposed to hepatitis b. This includes abdominal pain, GI disturbance, fever, flu like symptoms, and sometimes jaundice. Hepatitis b can be deadly. Chronic hep b is the long term disease which may cause nothing, may cause some mild abdominal symptoms, and then may lead to full blown cirrhosis and inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Function and target: The immune system should react against substances that harm us, and should tolerate substances that do not harm us. In immunodeficiency, there is a weakness on the immune response. Infectious occur frequently and more severe. In autoimmunity, there is malfunction on the immune response, targetting our own tissues, such as our joints in rheumatoid arthritis. Both processes may occur together. ...Read more
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