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Does a cure exist for acute myocarditis in infants?

Does a cure exist for acute myocarditis in infants?

Care is supportive: Acute myocarditis is variablle in its eventual effect on a pt.At any age. Care is generally supportive during the acute phaze and recovery may be full or partial. With partial recovery a kid may need meds to help the heart during childhood but eventual rx may require a heart transplant. I believe the fda recently approved a VAD (ventricular assist device) for limited use in kids awaiting a heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Vipin Khetarpal
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Myocarditis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscle layer ...Read more


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Is there any cure for hypoxemia in chronic bronchitis?

Is there any cure for hypoxemia in chronic bronchitis?

Hypoxemia: We treat depending on what is causing hypoxemia. May need long term oxygen therapy (ltot) if blood gas shows oxygen < 55 or pulse ox saturation <88%, also if hypoxia is nocturnal or during exerciset. See doctor. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Shouldn't be: In someone with asthma acute bronchitis from an ordinary cold is one of the usual triggers of an acute asthma exacerbation. Properly controlled asthma with early intervention at the onset of a cold can mitigate the severity. Serious complications are infrequent. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Why expect the worst: Both are treatable/controllable conditions, bronchitis in an asthmatic patient can just be an asthma flare, if you're really sick, please go to the ER, for better management/control of your asthma, see and follow up with an asthma specialist, you can check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Depends: Many can live a normal lifespan with asthma and an occasional bout of bronchitis. However, poor;y controlled/managed asthma can be fatal at any age and bronchitis can destabilize previously stable asthma. Good coordinated care can avoid bad outcomes. ...Read more

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Mesenchymal stem cell. Is this a potential treatment or cure for chronic rheumatoid arthritis patient in the 70s suffering from it for 30+ years?

Mesenchymal stem cell. Is this a potential treatment or cure for chronic rheumatoid arthritis patient in the 70s suffering from it for 30+ years?

Treatment Possible: Cure unlikely. Several patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been treated with the Regenexx Stem Cell Therapies. Did all get relief, unlikely but some did. Depends on everyone and what medications you are on or how severe your RA is. Check out Regenexx.Com to see if this is helpful for you. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent treatment for rheumatic heart disease and to completely eliminate a steprocoocus bacteria?

Is there any permanent treatment for rheumatic heart disease and to completely eliminate a steprocoocus bacteria?

Some what: Depending on the severity, rhd can be controlled with medications. Penicillin keeps the strep in check to prevent recurrences. As you get older, (>40), if you're not around children, pcn prophylaxis can be stopped. The ultimate treatment for rhd is commissurotomy or valve replacement but only in severe, symptomatic mitral stenosis. You can lead a normal life with treatment! ...Read more

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Does a cure exist for polyarteritis?

Does a cure exist  for polyarteritis?

No: Polyarteritis nodosa is a type of vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation) that is often fatal if untreated. Fortunately, medicines exist that can control the symptoms and the disease can go into remission. However, that is not a cure. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for acute sinus which iritate me for a long times?

Is there any treatment for acute sinus which iritate me for a long times?

Antibiotic: Needs to be treated with antibiotics. Warm mist, saline spray and decongestants all help drainage . You should have it checked out. ...Read more

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What is the effective cure for colds in premature babies?

What is the effective cure for colds in premature babies?

Clean the nose: First, because babyes are nose breathing. Tylrnol for fever. Humidifayer also helps. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for sickle cell disorder in a child?

Is there any permanent cure for sickle cell disorder in a child?

Yes: A bone marrow transplant will cure sickle cell disease. However, bmt is a very complex and potentially dangerous medical treatment that should only be performed if the benefits outweigh the significant risks. For most children with sickle cell disease, temporary treatment is the only realistic therapy. ...Read more

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I understand that hypostatic pneumonia can be caused by a virus or bacteria (if a patient is non-ambulatory for a long time). Are there any other causes?

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Yes: Fungal in some cases as well but very unlikely unless immunosuppressed. More likely bacterial or viral. Depending on the facility you may be able to get chest physiotherapy which may assist and possibly reduce the risk of this unfortunate complication developing ...Read more

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Assuming that no other diseases are present, how fatal is it to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Assuming that no other diseases are present, how fatal is it to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

See below: Acute bronchitis could exacerbate your asthma. So take extra precautions about your asthma. But about statistic, how fatal is it? I usually tell my patients: on which side of statistic you want to be? Good or bad? Remember, it's just numbers. Take care and think positive! ...Read more

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Received multiple radiation treatment for recurring sinus / ear infections as a child. Could this have caused autoimmune disease later in life?

Received multiple radiation treatment for recurring sinus / ear infections as a child. Could this have caused autoimmune disease later in life?

Head/neck radiation: Radiation for a variety of indications was common until about 1980. Military families report this treatment frequently. There is a subsequent increased incidence of thyroid nodules, Autoimmune thyroiditis. Okay to get in to your regular doc. Check neck exam, thyroid labs and ultrasound. Take friend/family with you to help with asking questions. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for arthritis thus far? And are we any closer to finding a cure for auto immune diseases?

What is the most effective treatment for arthritis thus far? And are we any closer to finding a cure for auto immune diseases?

Yes: It depends on the type of arthritis. When i was in medical school in the 1970's, about one person in 150 would have their life ruined by autoimmune arthritis. The immunomodulators produced by biotechnology have greatly improved the outlook for severe disease and have proved surprisingly safe. It's still a rough and frustrating disease but progress continues. Stay proactive -- and good luck. ...Read more

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31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

Immunity problems: Some immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders don't fit well with named syndromes. Perhaps there is a name for yours, but not necessarily. I agree with the others' advice: Dr. Mahmood re possible IgG deficiency, Dr. Chu about WBC function, and Dr. Legha's comments about doctor shopping. Get an infectious diseases as well as allergy/immunology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a cure for severe oligoathenszoospermia? Does man can make baby?

Is there a cure for severe oligoathenszoospermia? Does man can make baby?

Check out these: Links. Don't lose hope. Best wishes! http://theturekclinic.Com/services/male-fertility-infertility-doctor-treatments-issues-zero-sperm-count-male-doctors/oligospermia-low-sperm-count-semen-analysis-0-rare-definition-what/ http://natural-fertility-info.Com/mens-fertility. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with cerebral palsy produce children?

Is it possible for someone with cerebral palsy produce children?

Yes: Children with cerebral palsy have a disorder of their nervous system, they are reproductively normal, though they sometimes have orthopedic and medical issues that can make pregnancy difficult. ...Read more

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Why acute otitis media is dangerous in adults? Could it be a sign of cancer or weak immunity? Thanks

Why acute otitis media is dangerous in adults? Could it be a sign of cancer or weak immunity? Thanks

??Dangerous ??: I would consider it unusual and a nuisance but not dangerous. If it led to a perforated ear drum, those do take much longer to heal and may require surgery. Adults who get acute otitis generally did so as kids, and many have allergic and or sinus issues that predispose to the problem. I can't buy a cancer or immune defect as a significant factor. ...Read more

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Does a cure exist for acute myocarditis in infants?

Care is supportive: Acute myocarditis is variablle in its eventual effect on a pt.At any age. Care is generally supportive during the acute phaze and recovery may be full or partial. With partial recovery a kid may need meds to help the heart during childhood but eventual rx may require a heart transplant. I believe the fda recently approved a VAD (ventricular assist device) for limited use in kids awaiting a heart. ...Read more

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What causes acute myocarditis?

What causes acute myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Most commonly acute myocarditis is causes by a virus. There are other infectious causes such as bacteria or fungus but these are less common. There are also other causes, but again these are much more rare. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me what causes acute myocarditis?

Lots of causes..: But commonly viral ---Coxsackie (A, B), Adenovirus, Influenza (A, B), Herpes simplex, Cytomegalovirus, Varicella-zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Mumps, Rubella, Rubeola, Vaccinia, Rabies, Coronavirus, Hepatitis B, HIV. Other casues include bacteria, parasites, fungi, protozoa, autoimmune, drugs (cardiotoxins), radiation, some systemic disorders (e.g. thyrotoxicosis,s arcoidosis). ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from acute myocarditis?

Myocarditis: Recovery from myocarditis varies. Some mild forms can fully recover quickly. In some cases acute myocarditis progresses to a chronic form of heart failure. In rare instances acute myocarditis is fulminant, requiring significant medical and/or mechanical support and possibly a heart transplant. ...Read more

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Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?

No: Myocarditis is a rare disease, but not extremely rare. It does happen to people, but it is hard to find any exact numbers about it. Maybe one's chances of getting it are 1 in 5000 or 1 in 10000 people... these are just rough estimates. Likewise, it's not known how many cases are happening after Rhinovirus infections. ...Read more

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My sister died of sudden acute myocarditis which the doctor said was related to long qt syndrome. Is this hereditary. Can i be tested?

My sister died of sudden acute myocarditis which the doctor said was related to long qt syndrome.  Is this hereditary.  Can i be tested?

Yes and yes: This disorder can be due to a number of genetic defects. You can get tested by an ECG and it can be treated. See your doctor and check this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/long-qt-syndrome/ds00434. ...Read more

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Recovering viral myocarditis -smaller areas of hypokinesia each time on mri-carry what risks? Are the risks mainly associated with acute myocarditis?

Acute vs long term: A myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle, often triggered by a virus, but not always. In an early myocarditis the muscle could fail with a fatal result.If you are recovering this puts you into the better outcome category.The heart muscle can heal up to a certain level and meds can help it along.Your level of function can be very good or less so.Only time will tell. ...Read more

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Recovery time for acute myocarditis? 23 yr old male, EF of 55% after event. Given heart cath and was clear. On coreg, pravastatin, and aspirin

Recovery time for acute myocarditis? 23 yr old male, EF of 55% after event. Given heart cath and was clear. On coreg, pravastatin, and aspirin

Myocarditis: Since your ejection fraction is within normal limits there should be no symptoms related to weakness of the heart muscle, and if you're not experiencing fever, generalized weakness,sweats or shortness of breath with normal activities I would then assume the acute phase is over. Post inflammation weakness may take a week or 2 to gradually resolve but longer if you've been bed ridden for weeks. ...Read more

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Can myocarditis be cured by diet alone?

Can myocarditis be cured by diet alone?

No: Medication is almost always needed at least for a while. Many cases improve or resolve over time regardless. Mild cases may be detected incidentally, without any apparent cardiac complaints. ...Read more

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Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital problem?In children?

Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital problem?In children?

Yes and no: Acute infers that it is happening now and you won't see an intrauterine infection continuing into childhood. The process burns itself out & you are left with residual heart damage. CMV,rubella, herpes, and other viruses can produce severe organ damage that is usually fatal prior to or soon after birth. Children that have an acute myocarditis in childhood acquire it in the months preceding symptoms ...Read more

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Could acute viral myocarditis be a congenital worry in children?

Rare but possible: A viral myocarditis can present at any age from before birth to old age. Various viral infections can infect the mother during pregnancy and cross the placenta to infect baby. The heart may or may not become inflamed in this process.Acquisition of a virus that causes a myocarditis could occur at any point after delivery. ...Read more

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Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital condition in children?

Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital condition in children?

Yes: Congenital by definition means existing at (and sometimes before )birth. A congenital myocarditis is one complication of measles or rubella in a newborn & may occur with an unvaccinated mother infected in the later stage of pregnancy. Other maternal viral infections may also trigger a myocarditis in a newborn. If the infection occurs after birth, it would not be considered acongenital condition. ...Read more

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How do you cure chronic sinusitis with massive post nasal drip that causes. Pnemonia in a patient with myocarditis and less then 20 percent output.?

How do you cure chronic sinusitis  with massive post nasal drip  that causes. Pnemonia  in a patient with myocarditis and less then 20 percent output.?

ENT: This is a question for an ENT who deals with severely ill patients and is able to assess the risks of surgery vs potential beneficial outcome. Curing chronic sinusitis is problematic under the best of circumstances and attempts at medical control might be a more viable option. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get myocarditis?

Maybe: Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) may occur from a variety of sources. In addition to viral infections there are bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and other inciting organisms. In addition one can have cancerous myocarditis and also a variety of metabolic conditions can also cause this (hemochromatosis, e.g.). Cannot calculate the overall frequency with which these occur. ...Read more

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Can u die from myocarditis without knowing anything wrong ?

Unfortunately, yes: Acute myocarditis usually results from viral infection of the heart muscle, and causes weakness and difficulty breathing. It often follows other flu-like symptoms by several weeks. An infrequent complication is sudden death due to heart rhythm disturbances. In most victims, the arrhythmias occur after the diagnosis is known, but occasionally death may occur as an early complication. ...Read more

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If you had once b4 myocarditis can you get it again? Thanks

Yes: There are multiple causes of myocarditis and having it once does not provide immunity. In fact same types of myocarditis may recur, e.g., rheumatic myocariditis. ...Read more