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Can the chikungunya virus cause brain injury or even death to a 3 month old baby?

Can the chikungunya virus cause brain injury or even death to a 3 month old baby?

Mosquito viruses : I would love to reassure you but with any viral infection there are always a certain number of people that are overwhelmed by the infection. This virus comes from Africa and some in the Caribbean. Hosted by mosquitoes it causes fever and joint pain. There is no treatment. If you are in an area with this disease do what you can to prevent mosquito bites. Netting would be a good start. ...Read more

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Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch (Definition)

Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch, also known as ABO incompatibility, occurs when a pregnant mother has a different blood type than the developing baby. Exposure to the baby’s blood type, either from that pregnancy or a previous sibling, causes the mothers body to develop antibodies to the blood type. The condition is dangerous as antibodies can cross the placenta and cause anemia (blood cell destruction), jaundice, or fetal ...Read more


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How severe iso-immunization in mother cause pre-term baby?

How severe iso-immunization in mother cause pre-term baby?

Anemia in baby: If the mother makes antibodies to the blood group antigens of the fetus/baby, it causes destruction of the baby's red cells and anemia. Depending on the severity of the disease, intrauterine transfusion to the baby and early delivery may be needed. ...Read more

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Why does erythroblastosis fetalis only occur due to Rh factors?

Why does erythroblastosis fetalis only occur due to Rh factors?

Misconception: It is a misconception that erythroblastosis fetalis can only occur in rh negative moms who carry a Rh pos baby. Mom can develop antibodies against a variety of other components of the human blood system that can cause erythroblastosis in the baby - fortunately these conditions are rare. ...Read more

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When do antibodies from a mother not receiving a rhogam injection in an Rh negative baby cause serious problems for a subsequent pregnancy?

When do antibodies from a mother not receiving a rhogam injection in an Rh negative baby cause serious problems for a subsequent pregnancy?

Rhogam refused: Failing to administer, or failing to accept Rhogam when needed is asking for very serious trouble. If an rh negative woman delivers and rh positive baby and does not get immunized, any future pregnancy with an rh positive baby is likely to be affected -- severe jaundice & brain damage at birth, or baby bloating and dying in the womb. Used to be very common and should never occur. ...Read more

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Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.

Mother has type a+ blood, baby had type o+ blood... Blood mixed during birth. Can this result in ABO incompatibility? Baby didn't have any jaundice.

Unlikely: They are both positive. The. Positive represents a protein on the blood cell, thus the mother will not have an allergic reaction to that part, the rh factor protein part. There is a chance for allergies to other parts of the cell making something anti, just not anti -rh. Usually doesn't and not a big deal generally. It is mostly in moms with an rh neg cell that gets infused with rh pos blood. ...Read more

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Does Rh sensitization it mean my child or future children will be dead?

Does Rh sensitization it mean my child or future children will be dead?

No: No. Being rh sensitized after having your first child just means you need to communicate this fact to your ob/gyn or family doctor the next time you get pregnant. There is a shot, trademark name is rhogham, that can be given twice during your pregnancy to make sure your future child/children won't be affected. ...Read more

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Define multiple blunt impact trauma; does one always die from this?

Define multiple blunt impact trauma; does one always die from this?

No: Multiple blunt impact trauma means just what it says: more than one hit from something blunt. It does not speak to the magnitude of the blows, so this may or may not cause death. ...Read more

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Is there a link bw rh- blood types and autoimmune? Had rh+ baby, needed rhogam, can this cause antibodies in my blood and developing autoimmune sympt?

Is there a link bw rh- blood types and autoimmune? Had rh+ baby, needed rhogam, can this cause antibodies in my blood and developing autoimmune sympt?

No: Every day, you make antibodies against foreign proteins. Rhogam and rh exposure won't trigger you to make antibodies against your own proteins. If this were the case, the nih research piranhas would have noticed long ago. ...Read more

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Could tetanus vaccine cause heart attack & its impact on fetus?

Could tetanus vaccine cause heart attack & its impact on fetus?

Heart attack: It should not cause a heart attack. You could have an unusual reaction that could then cause a heart attack, but it would be rare. I don't understand about the fetus. Please clarify with more details in a separate question. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Does pres. of vacuoles & smudge cells during coinfections mean sepsis? Do rare bite cells mean anything in relation to those?Can cause systemic symps?

Does pres. of vacuoles & smudge cells during coinfections mean sepsis? Do rare bite cells mean anything in relation to those?Can cause systemic symps?

CBC Test Results: I assume you have read the CBC description. While the features described are non-specific, in aggregate they are worrisome. Without any other history, it is hard to be specific, but I would follow up with a hematologist. ...Read more

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What can low potassium during pregnancy cause? Does it cause developmental issues to the baby? I'm 37w4d today.

What can low potassium during pregnancy cause?  Does it cause developmental issues to the baby? I'm 37w4d today.

Low potassium: Low potassium will not create any developmental problems with the fetus at 37+ weeks, but can cause muscular cramping issues for you as the mother. Bananas are a great source for potassium, naturally. ...Read more

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Hi, I have abused laxatives. (stimulant type). Will my doc know from a colonoscopy? Does this abuse cause Crohn's disease or result in stoma.

Hi, I have abused laxatives. (stimulant type). Will my doc know from a colonoscopy? Does this abuse cause Crohn's disease or result in stoma.

Usually not: by a colonoscopy we usually can't tell if you take too much laxatives, however in some people the colon becomes "black" from longterm laxative use (melanosis), but this is benign without clinical significance. abuse of laxatives does not cause Crohn's ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it possible that past hard drug abuse damage the ova (egg cells) in a woman and cause mental retardation or birth defects?

Is it possible that past hard drug abuse damage the ova (egg cells) in a woman and cause mental retardation or birth defects?

I have been trying: To find information on this, but the information seems to be focusing on maternal use during pregnancy and not before.It is also heavily focused on alcohol and cigarettes, with results showing that the children of women who smoke or drink have decreased attention spans. I believe, however, that your hypothesis is indeed possible. Perhaps one of my colleagues has found some research on this. ...Read more