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Duration Of Staph In The Body
This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...Read more
One week: If last more or have risk factors consult your doctor. Those with chronic diseases of the heart, lungs, or kidneys (asthma, cystic fibrosis are examples) pregnant women people with obesity or diabetes anyone who is HIV positive or has aids residents of nursing homes and other facilities elderly people (older than 65 years of age). ...Read more
That is: an impossible question to answer because there is no way to quantify the minimum viral particles necessary for infection. In any case, since host factors are critical in determining the vulnerability to infection, the answer would vary . ...Read more
About 10 pounds: The average human head weighs about 10 pounds. Perched at top of the body tower and post of the cervical spine, it tends to fall toward the center of them earth at 32 feet per second per second. Compared to other body parts, the head is not weighty, but when held off center, i.e., tilted, it can place great stress on neck and shoulder muscles that hold it upright. ...Read more
Very rare: Hi. The "fight or flight" response is a brief self limited excess of epinephrine and other catecholamines to help you hopefully survive an acute threat. Chronic over production of catecholamines NOT in response to an acute threat to your survival is a catecholamine excess syndrome from an adrenal medullary tumor or tumor in the sympathetic chain. Very serious: high BP, sweating, headache, tremor ...Read more
Lymph nodes: They act as a repository for lymphocytes which is one of several defenses we have to fight infection. ...Read more
Could fibromyalgia occur in different parts of the body that is one day in the back, the other day in the legs& another in the shoulders or chest.Help!?
Few: There is a theory in alternative practice that somehow the body is full of toxins that need to be eliminated. In fact the body is terrific at identifying substances that do not belong and will get rid of them. Of course if you are exposed to high levels of certain toxins like mercury, lead and some obvious poisons, the elimination may be overwhelmed but true toxins are rare. ...Read more
2 reasons: Three seperate causes in my opinion. The first is almost no use of birth control (ie condoms). The second is that virtually all males are uncircumscribed. Hiv virus has an affinity for langerhans cells in the foreskin epithelium in males. Thirdly....The unavailability of HIV meds..So its an epidemic without the availability of treatment. ...Read more
In cutaneous larva migrans, is the length of the larva equal to the length of the serpiginous track?
Larva: The larva is usually longer than the tract as the larva tends to curl up. ...Read more
When a person has fungus infection of the blood and outside on the skin/hair/nail what is the length of stay in isolation infection ward?
Yes: The appendix and the right ovary are in the right lower portion of your abdomen. When women have symptoms in this area, it is often difficult to determine whether it is from the gyn tract (uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovary) or from the appendix. Ultrasound and ct scans help us try to differentiate the two. ...Read more
Does the composition of blood change as it passes through different parts of the body (e.g. the intestines and the lungs)?
Most used: Any part of part that has frequent repetitive motion can eventually develop osteoarthtrits. Especially if you are 50 years or older. ...Read more
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