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Why do some people get mono when they are infected with ebv but others don't? How common is infection with ebv?

Why do some people get mono when they are infected with ebv but others don't? How common is infection
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Depends: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the cause of mono. Majority of adults have been infected and subsequently develop an immunity by age 40. Rarely, a second milder infection is possible. Most people get the virus in their childhood resulting in flu like symptoms. After recovery, most of them have lifetime immunity. ...Read more

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Do people with hiv get sick often?

Do people with hiv get sick often?

Yes if not treated: Nowadays antiretroviral therapy has transformed lives of people infected with HIV, but they to adhere to treatment plans, take meds and follow up regularly ...Read more

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Why are some people with chronic bronchitis more prone to infections?

Why are some people with chronic bronchitis more prone to infections?

Diminished imuunity: Patients with chronic bronchitis may have a diminished immune system, or a decrease in immune system activity depending on other medical illness. Thus they may be more prone to infections. ...Read more

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Can people with lupus get vaccines and if not why ?

Can people with lupus get vaccines and if not why ?

Yes they can: Lupus is a chronic illness and can be quite disabling and so certain vaccines are actually recommended. Currently there is no vaccine out there that is contraindicated due to lupus. If the person is currently under treatment with some of the new biologic therapy, live-vaccines such as mmr/varivax/zostavax is not recommended. Otherwise, all other vaccines are ok. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are people with eczema more likely to get staph?

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Are people with eczema more likely to get staph?

Yes: Individuals with eczema are more likely to develop bacterial skin infection caused by staphylococcus aureus which in turn exacerbates eczema. ...Read more

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Why do some kids get a cold sore more often than other kids get them?

Why do some kids get a cold sore more often than other kids get them?

Nobody knows surely: Many different things influence the reappearance of herpes from its normal sites of residence. Many of us carry it for a lifetime with minimal if any symptoms, some develop lesions when they get other infections, are stressed emotionally, are immune compromised, etc. People are different. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, why are people generally more tired when they have a chronic immun disease(virus)?

Dear doctor, why are people generally more tired when they have a chronic immun disease(virus)?

Viruses: With a viral infection the virus invades the cells as opposed to bacterial infections which are outside the cells. Bacterial infections often make you acutely sicker but respond to antibiotics. Viral infections are often less dramatic but smolder and are not affected by antibiotics, may last longer and may take longer to regain your energy and rebuild the damage done. It may take weeks to feel ok. ...Read more

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Are people with open asd more likely to get sick?

Possibly: This depends on the size of the asd, age of the patient, and whether the ASD has been repaired. Small asds may have no effect while a large ASD that has been left untreated for a long time (e.g. 4o years etc) can certainly lead to more illnesses. ...Read more

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Why are people with RA more prone to bursitis ?

Why are people with RA more prone to bursitis ?

RA: Ra just has more autoimmune, inflammatory component to the soft tissues such as bursa, synovium, tendon, etc. ...Read more

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Any research on why some people get guillain-barre syndrome , when most don't? Does gbs tend to occur more in families with migraines/epilepsy?

Any research  on why some people get guillain-barre syndrome , when most don't? Does gbs tend to occur more in families with migraines/epilepsy?

Probably autoimmune: Preceding infection, such as flu, seems to trigger the event. The only variant with genetic predisposition is acute motor axonal neuropathy, in japan and china. Antibodies to gangliosides play a role. It is not more prevalent in families with migraines or epilepsy. ...Read more

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Are people with lupus more likely to develop cancer? 

Are people with lupus more likely to develop cancer? 

Yes, new data: New data shows an increased risk of several malignancies especially non-hodgkins lymphoma in patients with lupus. However, the skin lesions of lupus do not turn into cancer which is often a concern for patients. ...Read more

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Why do some children get sick more often than other children?

Why do some children get sick more often than other children?

Variables: Infants tend to be well protected from illness in the first 8-12 wks by immunity passed in pregnancy from the mother. As that fades, babies /kids/adults get exposed to a variety of bacteria, viruses, parasites based on lifestyle, hygiene & chance.Kids that are well rested & fed show their peak resistance to illness.Some are more or less ill based on a combo of genetics & exposures. ...Read more

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Why do some people seem very quick to self-diagnose themselves with bi-polar?

Why do some people seem very quick to self-diagnose themselves with bi-polar?

Popular/ Anger : Bipolar disorder is self-diagnosed and misdiagnosed for a number of reasons. It is currently the "popular" diagnosis, like multile personality disorder was a decade ago. Also, the symptom of irritability has been attributed by many just to bipolar disorder, even though it occurs in a lot of other illnesses. Lastly, it is hard to diagnose, even by experts, making it an easy target for people to use. ...Read more

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