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Diseases Caused By Moraxella Catarrhalis
Could m. Catarrhalis bacteria entered my system when I got teeth cleaning. Felt like dentist was greasing my gums as he cleaned w this abbrasivedevice?
Yes, but not problem: First, dental instruments are all sterile, and many are disposable, so no concern about cross contamination. Second, there are hundreds of species of bacteria in the normal oral flora. Any manipulation (dental cleaning, brushing, flossing, eating, etc) can allow small amounts to enter your blood stream. The instruments your dentist used is not problematic. Keep going for cleanings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can an m. Catarrhalis bacteria in your sinuses go away on it's own? do people typically have this bacteria in then w/out an infection?
Yes...: Actually most sinus infections don't require antibiotics if the nasal congestions are promptly and adequately treated. Treating the nasal congestion allows air/oxygen to enter the sinuses and this actually kills the bacteria off and thus antibiotics are not needed unless severe! you always have bacteria in your sinuses, but typically in small numbers and dont cause sinusitis. ...Read more
Have m. Catarrhalis bacteria sinus infection. Have been neti pot and fever gone and pressure, congestion better. Do I still need the the azithro?
Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any single disease or condition that can cause very bad reactions to a lot of medications? These bad reactions were not present in the past but started over time. Bad reactions started even to the same medications used in the past, previously wel
Psychological issues: Psychological issues are commonly underneath it all but there is a condition of multiple drug sensitivities. If some of your reactions are to critical medications you could see an allergist to determine if some form of desensitization is worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 especially, can cause weight gain and metabolic syndrome. Mood stabilizers like Depakote may do this too. Lithium can cause hypothyroidism, etc. ...Read more
What causes the scheuermann's disease? My uncle, my grandfather has it and now I have it. Is it iherited ? Or how does it occur ?
Not known for sure: Scheuermann juvenile kyphosis or Scheuermann disease is most frequent cause of kyphosis in adolescence. However, natural history and genetic basis is still unknown. Reports of identical radiological changes in monozygotic twins, siblings, and transmission over three generations suggest underlying heritability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elephantiasis: Elephantiasis is the common name for filariasis, or infection by tropical parasitic larvae transmitted by mosquitoes. Filariasis is caused by nematodes (roundworms) that live in the lymphatics and subcutaneous tissues. There are at least 3 different species. It rarely causes death, but due to extreme swelling of body parts it causes much suffering ; disability. http://tinyurl.com/4mnoe. ...Read more
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