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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Black stained sputum.No chest pain.No cough.Xrays negative.Hiv negative.No fever.2mcs;strep & k.Liebsella..Erythromycin&augmentin trtmt.No change?

Black stained sputum.No chest pain.No cough.Xrays negative.Hiv negative.No fever.2mcs;strep & k.Liebsella..Erythromycin&augmentin trtmt.No change?

Environmental??: There are environmental exposures that can lead to black stained sputum. Have you had a sputum culture done? A sputum culture will identify any bacteria present as well as what antibiotics would best treat it. Seeing an allergist might also be helpful to identify any environmental exposures and how to avoid them, if possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause chest pain?

What can cause chest pain?

Many things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. ...Read more

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Will slouching cause chest pain?

Will slouching cause chest pain?

CP: Chest pain can be due to- heart attacks, aneurysm, pericarditis, pleurisy, pneumonia, acid reflux, 'gas', esophagitis, pulmonary embolism, gall bladder disease, costochondritis, rib fractures, cancers etc. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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What is cause of chest pain in child?

What is cause of chest pain in child?

Many: Chest pain most commonly is musculoskeletal in children (it comes from the muscles and bones of the chest). It can also be caused by gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), pleurisy (pain from the lining of the lungs, usually from infection), or, less commonly, from the heart of large blood vessels. If the pain involves fever, weakness, or difficulty breathing, medical help should be obtained. ...Read more

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What causes a chest pain on the right side?

What causes a chest pain on the right side?

Same as left :o): Pain inside the chest can radiate just as easily to the right as to the left, so would not disregard the symptom just because it is on the right. It still should be evaluated. It still could be angina, pericarditis, chest muscle wall pain, costochondritis, a lung condition, or an aorta condition. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain when leaning forward?

Chest pain: Chest pain when leaning forward can be caused by chest wall inflammation, costochondritis and pericarditis. There are probably other less frequent causes too. ...Read more

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Can propanolol cause chest pain?

Can propanolol cause chest pain?

Propranolol , pain: Highly unlikely. In susceptible people beta blockers can exacerbate reactive airway disease which can then secondarily caused chest discomfort. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain while at rest?

Could be many things: Resting chest pain could be referred from your abdomen, due to problems in the muscles or joints of your chest or your heart to name a few. Resting chest pain is definitely you should get immediately evaluated as it may be a symptom of something serious. ...Read more

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What can cause ribs pain and chest pain?

Chest pain: I always say if you have chest pain you need to go to the emergency department. Especially since you did not give any more information. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain when you have a cold?

What causes chest pain when you have a cold?

Strain: Coughing strains the intercostal or rib muscles, inflammation of the lining of the lungs, dilation of the wind pipes or inflammation of where the rib bone meets the cartilage. ...Read more

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Does pneumonitis cause chest pain? What are the causes?

Does pneumonitis cause chest pain? What are the causes?

Yes, frequently.: Typically, pneumonitis, bronchitis or pneumonia will cause a "pleuritic" type of chest pain. Due to irritation of the pleura, the outer layer of the lungs. Most often a sharp pain, it will get worse with breathing in deeply. ...Read more

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Can MVP causes chest pain?

Can MVP causes chest pain?

MVP: Chest pain is often attributed to mitral valve prolapse. In my experience it is not common if it really happens. Mitral prolapse is very common and very often without any symptoms at all. If you look mitral prolapse up, you will see chest pain listed as one of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Does lupus cause chest pain?

Does lupus cause chest pain?

Yes: It certainly can and chest pain from pleurisy (inflammation of the pleura or lining of the lungs) is one of the diagnostic criteria for lupus. Of course there are many reasons for chest pain in patients with and without lupus, so see your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause chest pain?

Can allergies cause chest pain?

Not usually: Chest pain is often difficult to assess because there are so many structures found there, such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, muscle, and bones. Airborne allergies can cause asthma which is sometimes described as pain or tightness. Food allergies are sometimes associated with eosinophilic esophagitis which sometimes exhibits chest pain as a symptom. If you are having chest pain, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy cause chest pain?

Can neuropathy cause chest pain?

Yes: would be an unusual source but yes its possible. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

The chest resides between the neck & abdomen. Chest pain refers to ...Read more