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What's the etiology of chronic leukemia?

What's the etiology of chronic leukemia?

Wish I knew.: There is some evidence that excessive exposure to chemicals such as benzene may lead to an increased incidence of chronic myeloid leukemia, and excessive exposure to radiation has also been implicated. Cllhas been linked to pesticide exposure in some-but not all-studies. In animals, diseases like cll are usually caused by a virus. In practice a doctor rarely finds the cause of a patients leukemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Bowels (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. It can be from parasites, bacteria, or other causes. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that cause mild to fatal symptoms. Diverticulitis is inflammation of pouches that can occur in the large intestine usually seen with age. It is usually provoked by seeds entering the pouch and not being able to exit. Flagyl is ...Read more


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Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

Causes of treatment failure in intestinal tuberculosis?

TB treatment failure: Treatment fails if the wrong antibiotics are used (i.e. the organism is or becomes resistant), if the patient doesn't take the medicine as directed for long enough, or if the patient has a compromised immune system such as from AIDS or other issues. Some organisms just don't have effective treatments as well. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

Inflammation: Acute cholecystitis would suggest blockage of the opening of the gallbladder due to gallstones. Acute indicates sudden onset, may need urgent medical treatment for pain, inflammation or infection. Surgery may be needed on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

What is the prognosis of severe acute pancreatitis?

It depends: This is a very severe disease which can lead to infections, multiple surgeries, bleeding, pseudocyst formation and even death. Prognosis is better with early recognition and aggressive initial treatment. ...Read more

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What is the etiology of salpingitis?

What is the etiology of salpingitis?

PID: Salpingitis is an inflammation of the fallopian tubes and uterus, also known as pid or pelvic inflammatory disease. This is most commonly caused by chlamydia and is generally a sexually transmitted disease. This can cause a lot of pain and, if not treated, permanent scaring that can lead to infertility and/or ectopic pregnancy. See you doc right away if this is you! ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of retroperitoneal tumor and its causes?

Pathophysiology of retroperitoneal tumor and its causes?

It depends on what y: The causes of any tumor regardless of its location are difficult to pin point. The retroperitoneal tumors are frequently sarcomas which require a specialist who manages retroperitoneal sarcomas routinely because a complete resection of the tumor is critically essential for a good outcome. Otherwise such tumors have a very high rate of local recurrence. ...Read more

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What is the etiology & pathology of asthma?

What is the etiology & pathology of asthma?

.: Inflammation in the airways causing construction if airways by spasm. Multiple reasons- genetic, environmental, allergens, exercise. ...Read more

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What is the causes of treatment failure of gi koch's?

What is the causes of treatment failure of gi koch's?

I'm confused: I don't know what you mean by "Gi Koch's? Can you please explain? ...Read more

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What is the cause of pseudomembranous colitis?

What is the cause of pseudomembranous colitis?

C difficile : The C. difficile bacteria tends to overgrow in certain instances, such as when one gets antibiotics that select out for the bacteria. Other risks include being in environments in which the bacteria is prevalent (like nursing homes or hospitals). The toxin made by the bacteria results in the formation of pseudomembranes in the colon. ...Read more

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What is the etiology & pathology of asthma in layman terms?

What is the etiology & pathology of asthma in layman terms?

Chronic inflammation: Asthma pathology is ongoing inflammation (swelling, mucus) in the small airways of the lungs, twitchy airways that constrict leading to cough and wheezing. Asthma is more common in people with allergies, children exposed to cigarette smoke, children who had RSV virus, low birth weight preemie infants, certain occupations with chemical/allergen exposure. Exact etiology is still being investigated. ...Read more

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Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

Treatment of acute pancreatitis?

It depends: In acute pancreatitis the basic treatment is resting the pancreas, by limiting intake of food. Also you are given IV fluids and pain medication. If the pancreatitis becomes very severe you may need antibiotics and in rare circumstances surgery. The other thing that is done is investigating the cause in order to prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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What type of cancer usually causes sepsis?

What type of cancer usually causes sepsis?

Not Cancer-Specific: Sepsis occurs when an infection enters the bloodstream, affecting many vital organs. The origin of the infection may be due to any number of different infections, ie pneumonia, utis, diverticulitis, etc. Cancer and its treatment may predispose people to develop these serious infections, but does not directly cause them. ...Read more

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What is the pathology of pulmonary tuberculosis?

See below: http://www.webmd.com/lung/tc/tuberculosis-tb-topic-overview The issue is too complicated for this forum. To get a start, consult the web address given above. ...Read more

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What is the causes of ileocecal tuberculosis treatment failure?

Antibiotics : Disseminated or underlying tuberculosis that is non pulmonary is usually treated with the same antibiotics as regular pulmonary tuberculosis but needs to be treated for an extended period of time and repeat labs and imaging has to be performed to ensure that the infection is under control however most cases need an extended course of treatment based on that particular culture sensitivity ...Read more

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Can infection cause inflammation of only the terminal ileum?

Can infection cause inflammation of only the terminal ileum?

Infection: No, many agents responsible for infectious colitis can affect numerous portions of the GI tract and are seldom confined to a specific area. ...Read more

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What is the efficacy of having a pericardial biopsy to determine the exact autoimmune cause of non specific onflammation. Reoccoring effusion?

What is the efficacy of having a pericardial biopsy to determine the exact autoimmune cause  of non specific onflammation. Reoccoring effusion?

They may be: Your doctor may want to identify what exactly is going as there are other conditions that can cause pericardial effusions besides autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Wong
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Infection Of Abdominal Lining (Definition)

A condition in which the lining of the belly ...Read more