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Diseases Caused By Spirochetes
Is the Lyme spirochete (borrelia) the only infectious cause of raynaud's? If not, what are some other infections that cause this?
Not likely: Raynaud's is either primary or secondary. Primary raynaud's means there is no known reason for it (idiopathic)and that it is not part of a more severe autoimmune disease such as lupus or scleroderma. Likely there's a genetic link since this can run in families. Secondary raynaud's is a more severe form that is part of an autoimmune disease. It's not well documented that any infections cause raynaud's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A spirochete is a family (phylum) of bacteria. There are many classes (genus) in this category, with several species in each class.
Many of them cause diseases in humans, inc. Lyme disease and syphilis. Please ask your question again, and specify which particular spirochete that is concerning you. ...Read more
Thru blood: Syphilis has one or more phases where it travels in the blood to get to any location that your blood goes, including your brain. It generally starts its journey by entering the skin of your genitals where it drills into your genital skin & may leave an initial painless dug out sore. As it reproduces & spreads locally it will eventually take that vast highway of your blood vessels to go anywhere. ...Read more
Can you detect spirochete infections(leptospirosis, borreliosis, syphilis) via blood culture tests? If not, why?
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 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
More details: Could you explain more, the psychiatric diagnosis do not define a ' thinking disorder, however there are several disorders where there is a disturbance of thought process. More information is needed about symptoms. Also remember that it is important to understand the dysfunction in order to call it a disorder. ...Read more
Inherited: Gaucher's disease GD is an inherited / genetic metabolic disorder that causes an enzyme deficiency. This deficiency disables the process that allows for the breakdown of a class of compounds called glycolipids causing them to accumulate in abnormal concentration in various organs resulting in damage to these organs. ...Read more
Vaginal discharge: Leukorrhea is not a disease. It is excess vaginal discharge. Most often, it is a symptom of high estrogen (physiologic) such as pregnancy. It could also be from an inflammatory condition of vagina or cervix. In cases where it is yellow/green or malodorous, you would need to see a doctor since it could be a sign of several disease processes, such as a common bacterial infection or an STI. ...Read more
TRAUMA: There are all sorts of traumas that can be severe enough to make us depresonalize. Often military, but civilians too. The important thing is to get help with it, and many psychotherapists can help. Ask if they know depresonalization and if so, ask for help. This may have roots too tough to handle alone. ...Read more