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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Francisella Tularensis

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What are the symptoms of francisella tularensis?

Tularemia: The signs & symptoms of tularemia depend on which form it is (ulceroglandular, glandular, oculoglandular, oropharyngeal or pneumonic). Please check this great site: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tularemia/signssymptoms/. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of getting francisella tularensis?

Who is at risk of getting francisella tularensis?

Hunters & lab worker: Tularemia is a bacterial of common rodents (rabbits, muskrats, beavers, squirrel etc) which can be spread to humans through contact with infected animals, insect bites, and even breathing infected dirt. It is most common in north america. Symptoms can include fever, muscle & joint aches, pneumonia, and eye redness. It confirmed by a blood test and treated with antibiotics. A vaccine exists. ...Read more

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What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

Infection of rodents: Tularemia is a bacterial of common rodents (rabbits, muskrats, beavers, squirrel etc) which can be spread to humans through contact with infected animals, insect bites, and even breathing infected dirt. It is most common in north america. Symptoms can include fever, muscle & joint aches, pneumonia, and eye redness. It confirmed by a blood test and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of getting francisella tularemia?

Who is at risk of getting francisella tularemia?

Inhaling it: F. Tularensis has been reported in birds, reptiles, fish, invertebrates and mammals including humans. Infection can occur via skin (ulceroglandular), inhalation (pneumonic) as well as oropharyngeal and conjunctival infections. People who inhale bacteria-containing aerosol from carcasses= are most at risks (lawn mowers, gardeners, labworkers). ...Read more

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How is ED caused by Peyronie's disease?

How is ED caused by Peyronie's disease?

Here are...: Thus far, what we've known is as follows: The "scar formation" - Peyronie's plaque - interferes the proper shut-off of venous flow to maintain and sustain the high blood pressure inside corpora cavernosa as penile arteries inflow for erection. Besides, at age goes, many affected men may have some dysfunction of local vessels and nerves for regulating erection so ED ensues. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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What causes mental health disorders?

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What causes mental health disorders?

Etiology: Easiest way is to think of causes as Biopsychosocial. The biological is genetics. The psychological is self concept such as self-esteem. The social is environment such as stress or traumas. ...Read more

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Who can get Pick's disease? What causes it?

Who can get Pick's disease? What causes it?

Pick's Disease: Risk for frontotemporal dementia is ^ if there is a family history of dementia. It is caused by shrinkage of the frontal and temporal lobes. ...Read more

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What diseases can be caused by psychothropics?

What diseases can be caused by psychothropics?

Not really "disease": Some psychotropic medications -- especially antipsychotics -- can cause movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia and parkinsonian-like syndromes. These may be permanent, even after stopping the medication. Some, like zyprexa and seroquel (quetiapine) especially, can cause weight gain and metabolic syndrome. Mood stabilizers like Depakote may do this too. Lithium can cause hypothyroidism, etc. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause someone to be short/midget?

Dwarfism: (term midget is considered derogatory) is linked to over 200 conditions. ...Read more