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Which mental issues does viral meningitis cause?

Which mental issues does viral meningitis cause?

None long-term: Real viral meningitis may be excruciating but it is unlikely to cause damage long-term. Herpes encephalitis is a viral disease of the brain rather than the meninges. Remember that vascular syphilis can masquerade as viral meningitis, as can cryptococcus, and a herpes 2 infection can produce a recurrent viral-type meningitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Norma jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


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Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

Does bacterial or viral gastroenteritis have more severe symptoms?

Gastroenteritis: Bacterial enterocolitis usually produces more severe symptoms than viral infection. ...Read more

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Does altitude illness usually cause many symptoms?

Does altitude illness usually cause many symptoms?

Respiratory: High altitude illness causes fluid in the lungs resulting in difficulty in breathing and poor oxygenation of blood. Symptoms may include cough with frothy sputum, and weakness. ...Read more

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I hav lymphocytes count as 42%...Does it signify any serious illness....Std, viral infection?

I hav lymphocytes count as 42%...Does it signify any serious illness....Std, viral infection?

Hard to tell: The information provided is not enough to to determine anything. A complete test information might be helpful but better off - your history of what's going on combined with the blood test. ...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 both viral and bacterial infections cause a fever?

Do both viral and bacterial infections cause a fever?

Yes: Fever is your body's response to foreign invaders whether bacterial or viral. A good high fever makes it harder for the infection to grow and spread in your body. Respect the fever. ...Read more

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Can herpes (several times chickenpox, livelong cold sores, illness from cytomegalo virus) be the cause of chronic fatique? Should adrenals be checked?

Can herpes (several times chickenpox, livelong cold sores, illness from cytomegalo virus) be the cause of chronic fatique? Should adrenals be checked?

Chronic fatigue: The causes of chonic fatigue syndrome (there may be more than one) are unknown. At times the various herpes group viruses (HSV, EBV, CMV, and others) have been suspected, but there is no good evidence for any of them. Just beeling fatigued isn't enough for a diagnosis of CFS. Adrenal insufficiency could cause similar symptoms but is rare unless you have had tuberculosis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can chronic EBV flares cause auto-immune like symptoms?

Can chronic EBV flares cause auto-immune like symptoms?

Yes, in some people: Chronic ebv symptoms vary from person to person. There are many possible symptoms, and some of them do overlap with the type of symptoms seen in auto-immune disorders. Patients with either problem show up with fatigue, fevers, brain fog, aches and pains, etc... ...Read more

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Can viral conjunctivitis cause a headache?

Can viral conjunctivitis cause a headache?

Possibly: Viral conjunctivitis can sometimes be a part of a larger viral infection. The systemic viral infection can cause headaches. A viral infection confined to the eye can cause photophobia, which can cause a headache. ...Read more

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What bacterial or viral infections can be caused by seasonal changes?

What bacterial or viral infections can be caused by seasonal changes?

None: There is no good evidence that the change in season itself is causative of infection. ...Read more

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Are there any certain skin infections that may cause flu like symptoms or severe illness?

Are there any certain skin infections that  may cause flu like symptoms or severe illness?

Possibly: Cellulitis may extend beyond the boundries of the skin either into underlying tissues and create fasciitis, myositis, osteomyelitis, etc. The organisms can also enter the blood stream and create sepsis. You may also be seeing cutaneous manifestations of a systemic illness rather than just a skin infection. ...Read more

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What illness can lassa fever cause?

What illness can lassa fever cause?

Lassa Fever: Incubation period is 6 to 21 days.Sx's are mild in 80% of cases. Mild cases- low fever, headache, conjunctivitis, weakness & malaise. In more severe cases sx's may include– nausea, bloody emesis or diarrhea, sore throat, bleeding of gums, eyes, nose, hearing loss, tremors, facial swelling, difficulty swallowing, pain of abdomen, chest and back, cough, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, low ...Read more

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How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read more

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Is prednisone for viral or bacterial lung infection?

For none: Prednisone is not for any type of infection; in fact it can increase the risk and severity of infection. ...Read more

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Hives (Definition)

A condition characterized by an outbreak of red bumps that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, or other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...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