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Doctor insights on: Does Congenital Viral Infection Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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My gp says I have laryngitis caused by a viral infection but since seeing him i seem to be coughing up more phlegm some with tinges of blood?

My gp says I have laryngitis caused by a viral infection but since seeing him i seem to be coughing up more phlegm some with tinges of blood?

Inflammation: You likely have post viral laryngo-tracheobronchitis causing cough with phlegm usually clear but may be blood tinged. A chest x-ray mae be required if the symptoms persist. The usual therapy id steroids and narcotic cough suppression. If not improving a bronchoscopy may be needed. Also if smoking one should stop. ...Read more

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Can chronic viral infections cause low complement C3 levels? If so, which chronic viruses do this?

Can chronic viral infections cause low complement C3 levels?  If so, which chronic viruses do this?

Complement: Typically not. Complement is activated and responsive to bacteria, fungi and some immune complexes. Viruses do not typically have any affect on complement levels other than an acute phase reactant that can boost levels. Chronic hep c infections have been shown to suppress total complement and c4 levels, but that is prior to treatment. ...Read more

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Do viral infections cause a heart problem called pericarditis?

Do viral infections cause a heart problem called pericarditis?

Yes: There are some other causes as well. Bacterial tuberculosis renal failure heart and lung diseases not all viral attacks are followed by pericarditis, but some are. ...Read more

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Can a viral infection block the absorption of iron and cause iron deficient anemia?

Can a viral infection block the absorption of iron and cause iron deficient anemia?

Yes (sort of...): Infection can cause inflammation, and through a somewhat poorly understood mechanism, this can lead to anemia. One of the possible mechanisms is a disruption of iron metabolism where iron is inappropriately sequestered in macrophages, making less available to the body for normal red blood cell production. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Infections (Definition)

Viral infections are common causes of illness. Severity of viral infections can range from minor colds ...Read more