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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Rickettsia

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Can you tell me how rickettsia cause illness?

Can you tell me how rickettsia cause illness?

Inflammation: This is such an interesting question and I can't answer it in 400 words. Rickettsiae are gram negative bacteria, yet they cannot live outside of a cell. They are energy parasites. Since they are "other" they are attacked by the immune cells leading to inflammation which leads to fever and manifestations of disease such as typhus, RMSF, ehrlichiosis. If this answers your question, or we converse. ...Read more

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Is there a tropical disease clinic that would do me a rickettsia mooseri test?

Is there a tropical disease clinic that would do me a rickettsia mooseri test?

Murine typhus: Rickettsia is a genus of non-motile, Gram-negative, non-sporeforming, highly pleomorphic bacteria that can present as cocci, rods or thread-like. Rickettsia mooseri is now called Rickettsia typhi. Onset is characterized by persistent headache, a high grade fever, and a cutaneous rash predominating on the trunk. ELISA tests are available and antibiotics should be started while tests are pending. ...Read more

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Why does the rickettsia test exist if it isn't accurate or accepted?

Complicated answer: Even when tests are highly sensitive and specific, how well they can tell a patient if they have the disease or not (positive and negative predictive value) is highly dependent upon the prevalence of the disease. Tests such as this are useful only if the clinical situation supports the diagnosis (we call this pre-test probability). ...Read more

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Id expert: what is differential of rickettsia typhi vs possible mystery diagnoses?

What is the question: Rickettsia typhi causes typhus and is what killed ricketts when he was about to leave mexico city after helping our neighbor with an epidemic. Have no clue what you mean by "possible mystery diagnoses". Is a mystery to me. ...Read more

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How can rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

How can rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

Reproduction: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more

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I have chronic rickettsia, mycoplasma pneumonia, occipital and trigeminal neuralgia what do I do? I'm so sick. I've been on antibiotics for 9 months

I have chronic rickettsia, mycoplasma pneumonia, occipital and trigeminal neuralgia what do I do? I'm so sick. I've been on antibiotics for 9 months

Wow: Your list of diagnosis and the duration of antibiotic use makes me nervous and suspicious. I am not clear on who is treating you, but I would definitely get another opinion. You should consider seeing a specialist physician with all those labels hanging around your neck. Definitely not something that will get resolved on this platform ...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 is the cause of communicable diseases?

What is the cause of communicable diseases?

Cause of comm diseas: Cause of communicable diseases? Illness transferred from one person to another by exchanging bodily fluids ,such as HIV, hepatitis. "germs" get 2 ur mouth from a sick person who touched something before u. Or in air from a cough or sneeze. Or food you eat prepared by one who did not wash hands after BM. Worms come thur feet/food. Ticks, fleas, etc can inject u when they bite u. Goggle this. ...Read more

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Is it true that elephantasis disease causes death?

Is it true that elephantasis disease causes death?

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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Causes of chrons disease?

Causes of chrons disease?

Not known yet: The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers. The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot. ...Read more

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What causes Chagas disease?

What causes Chagas disease?

Chagas' disease: It is an organism called trypanosoma cruzi. Read the Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_disease ...Read more

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What cause Crohn's disease ?

What cause Crohn's disease ?

Life: Immune disease, immune deficiencys, genetics, possile with stress added. See a good gastroenterologist. Inflammatory bowel disease must be treated as soon as diagnosed! ...Read more

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Could hamsters cause disease?

Could hamsters cause disease?

Hamster zoonosis: Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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What causes meniere's disease?

What causes meniere's disease?

Wish I knew: Any kind of insult to the inner ear might do it, but no single problem predictably causes meneire's. In many cases a viral inner ear infection damages an area of the inner ear that leads to a change in how electrolytes are handled in those tissues. That leads to accumulation of fluid in the inner ear, which leads to the spells and hearing loss. Allergy can play a role. ...Read more

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What causes hodgkin's disease?

What causes hodgkin's disease?

Hypothesis: Hodgkins cells are likely derived from germinal center b cells that have undergone mutations in the immunoglobulin variable chain. ...Read more

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