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Diseases Caused By Retrovirus
No: Encephalitis is and acute inflammation of the brain generally caused by a virus or bacteria. It can also occur with automimmune disease like lupus. Creutzfeld- jacob disease is caused by a very small protein called a prion. It causes a rapidly progressive dementia znd death due to neuronal cell death. It can come from tainted meat("mad cow disease") , occur sporadically or rarely be inheritted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/streptococcus.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Botulism: The name you've been assigned to look up has been out of date since before I was in med school. It's Clostridium botulinum. Botulism toxin is as deadly as any poison you'll find, and can be acquired preformed in food, or develop in an infected wound, or rarely be formed in the gut -- especially in a baby fed raw honey. ...Read more
Schistosomiasis: The creatures entering, or trying to enter, the skin can produce katayama fever or just a rash. The eggs can cause pipestem cirrhosis of the liver, fibrosis of the bladder which may have squamous cancer supervene, or stroke / paralysis from brain / cord involvement. Embolization of the eggs is the world's commonest cause of "primary" pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more
20-40% of: Women carry gbs at the vagina and rectum. During pregnancy, at 36 weeks, culture are taken and if positive, treatment recommended to avoid a potential fatal infection on the baby while delivering. Also a rare cause of sepsis with the mother. Also infection on the elderly and the inmunocompromise patient like diabetics and liver disease. If you are healthy, you have nothing to worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In what ways can human diseases caused by bacteria and diseases caused by viruses react to antibiotics?
See below: Each type of bacteria has its own special biochemistry and antibiotics work in many ways to stop growth or portions of that biochemistry so to kill the bacteria. Viruses work differently than bacteria and require different chemicals (antivirals) to stop their biochemistry and growth. ...Read more
Many and few.: At the outset the patient infected may not even be aware of the presence of the virus, and this can persist until the immune system is badly damaged, and secondary infections or cancers occur (8-12 yrs). Sometimes, acute HIV syndrome will present as a mononucleosis-type illness with multiple symptoms. Best thing to do is get checked and tested if you feel you have been exposed. ...Read more
How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?
Disease definitions: Disease is 'being out of balance' -- 'dis' which means 'negative' and 'ease'.. Infectious diseases generally relate to illnesses caused by germs. Degenerative diseases are more 'chronic' in nature, as things wear out- whether from too much inflammation, old age or some kind of damage. Environmental diseases arise from exposures - like mold in the work place. There are docs that specialize in these ...Read more
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