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Explain the condition called toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.?

Explain the condition called toxoplasmosis in pregnancy.?

Infection: Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. It can affect the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver. You can get it from handling cat litter. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis In Pregnancy (Definition)

The baby's risk of becoming infected rises as the pregnancy progresses. With infection with toxoplasmosis in the 1st trimester, the risk that your baby will also be infected is about 15 percent. If infection is in the 2nd trimester, the baby's risk is about 30 percent, and it's 60 percent in the 3rd trimester. Toxoplasmosis infection is more likely to be severe for your ...Read more


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Explain the condition called brucellosis.?

Explain the condition called brucellosis.?

Bacterial infection: It is a bacterial infection, usally acquired from animals. In humans it causes fever, enlargment of liver and spleen, and bone pains. It is not transmitted from one person to another. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Diarrhea: Campylobacter is a bacterial genus that includes the species "jejuni" which is one of many bacterial species that often cause acute, infectious diarrhea. It is self-limiting, rarely lasts >7-10 days, and can be treated with antibiotics but doesn't necessarily require treatment other than fluid replacement. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a clostridium infection.?

Explain the condition called a clostridium infection.?

Several kinds: Clostridium is a bacterial genus. There are many species:c. Perfringens causes gas gangrene, c. Botulinum causes botulism (food poisoning). C. Difficele produces a toxin that causes severe diarrhea and fever. It occurs as a result of overgrowth of c. Difficele in the colon, which is an adverse effect following the use of antibiotics. It is treatable with antibiotics directed specifically at it, . ...Read more

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Explain the condition called botulism.?

Explain the condition called botulism.?

Botulism: Botulism is a rare but serious. It is caused by toxins from bacteria called clostridium botulinum. Botulism comes in three main forms: infant botulism, from food, from wounds. Botulism can lead to death, and is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a birth injury.?

Explain the condition called a birth injury.?

Birth injury: Any type of injury to the fetus or mother during the labor and delivery process. ...Read more

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What are the most common congenital abnormality for the baby in diabetic pregnancy?

What are the most common congenital abnormality for the baby in diabetic pregnancy?

VSD.: Cardiac ventricular septal defect (hole in the heart, congenital heart murmur) is one of the most common congenital anomalies in general and the most frequent anomaly in infant of pregestational diabetic mothers. More specific anomalies to diabetic infants include caudal regression and renal anomalies. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called acute fatty liver of pregnancy.?

Explain the condition called acute fatty liver of pregnancy.?

Fatty liver: It is a rare medical condition that relates to a lack of enzyme in the mytochondria that is involved in metabolism of fat. As a result fat buils in liver cells leading to acute liver failure which is fatal in high percentage. The only treatment is delivery and intensive care measures to preserve liver function. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a birth defect.?

Explain the condition called a birth defect.?

Varies: There are many defects that could be present at the time of birth(genetic, structural, developmental, etc) that would be included in the list of birth defects - that is far too numerous to list here. Essentially anything that is not normal at the time of birth could be a "birth defect". ...Read more

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What can be the dangers congenital cataracts following german measles in the mother?

What can be the dangers congenital cataracts following german measles in the mother?

Congenital Cataract: Congenital Cataract (eye's lens has white color change) can cause amblyopia/lazy eye: occurs when eye does not have visual input to the brain for the connection to develop. If told have severe amblyopia, it is unlikely for a cataract surgery will give 20/20. 1st get good refraction/glasses. If VA worse than 20/40 & not due to lazy eye: surgery may improve vision. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Can you tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Polyps: colon polyps, there are many types, most of them benign. Some are called hyperplastic polyps (completely benign), others are tubular adenomas (pre-cancerous), etc. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the condition called where one eyelid isn't symmetric with the other?

Can you please discuss the condition called where one eyelid isn't symmetric with the other?

Ptosis: I presume you are referring to the asymmetric height of the eyelids. When not symmetric & one droops more then the other, its called ptosis. It's possible to have one push out too far compared to the other and this is termed proptosis. There is also phimosis, which is abnormally narrowed opening. Different causes for these are best to have an eyemd evaluate to disclose the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Very rare: Cysts of the colon are extremely rare. Most when found are in the mesentery or supportive structure of the bowel. in even rarer instances as with polyps detected by colonoscopy, lymphatic cysts that have developed and appear in region where polyps found are removed by colonoscopy. They are rare, benign and reportable when found. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the name of the eye disease that can be detected by "red-eye" in photos?

Please advise what is the name of the eye disease that can be detected by "red-eye" in photos?

Te red eye...: In photos, if not there then there is something wrong with the retina. The white reflex is called leukocoria - retinoblastoma or toxoplasmosis are usually what cause this, but it could be as simple as a cataract causing this. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called an infection of the fetus with cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.).?

Describe the disorder called an infection of the fetus with cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.).?

CMV infection: Very rarely in pregnancy the fetus can get CMV infection. This infection rarely affect the baby. Worse case scenario could be some hearing problems and neuronal development. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in what chromosome occur the disorder in elliptocytosis?

Can you tell me in what chromosome occur the disorder in elliptocytosis?

More than one: Elliptocytosis can result from several genetic mutations, but the most characteristic one is a mutation in the erythrocyte membrane protein band 4.1 gene that is located on chromosome 1. ...Read more

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What are the tests for congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

What are the tests for congenital toxoplasmosis in fetus?

Amniotic fluid: For in utero testing, they can check amniotic fluid polymerase chain reaction (pcr) for toxoplasmosis gondii or serum antibody screening. ...Read more

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What exactly can be the worst effect in a child of koch's infection?

What exactly can be the worst effect in a child of koch's infection?

Tuberculosis: Koch's disease is tuberculosis. It usually causes lung problems- cough and cavitations in the lung. It can spead and cause problems in other parts of the body. It is treatable these days so most people do not have bad effects. This link has a good explanation... http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/koch%27s+disease. ...Read more

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What causes anitbodies in a pregnancy?

What causes anitbodies in a pregnancy?

Probably OK: Blood tests in pregnancy include a check for any antibodies that could hurt your baby. Typically these would be antibodies against blood groups that you might have gotten from a previous pregnancy or, less likely, from a blood transfusion. Most that are found are not harmful to your baby. Discuss it with your doctor but don't worry if it's not an antibody that is known to cause harm. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...Read more