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Gray Patch Disease Agent Of Green Sea Turtle Virus
A Grey patch on sclera appeared a week ago. It completely covers from the edge of my iris to inner corner of eye. Could this be a serious disease?
Maybe: Several things are on the list including medications, diseases of the eye as well as other systemic diseases that can cause this. See link below for more info. Best to see eye doctor for eval http://www.aao.org/publications/eyenet/200703/am_rounds.cfm Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
CulturesTcellsAntibo: 1 Bacterial,Viral and Fungi Cultures 2Antibodies and quantitative Titers,IGG&IGM 3 T Helper Cells Count as is done in AIDS Cases 4 Blood Smear for Parasites like in Malaria 5 Viral Load Test by PCR 6 Antigen as in the case of Hepatitis B.Hep B Surface Antigen is used for screening of Hepatitis B 7 Interferon-Gamma release assay test for TB Infection which measures the immune responce to the TB Inf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would I have been told specifically that I had epstein - barre virus and not mono.? Is that the yuppy disease of the 80s& is it now cfs
"mono" is vague: Many different infections cause the "mononucleosis-like syndrome" (including, unfortunately, primary HIV infection). By doing specific testing, it sounds like your doc has ruled out (usually by doing a "torch panel" blood test, and hopefully HIV screening and PCR testing for hiv) the really other causes, and reached a specific conclusion about the cause and prognosis. And mono isn't same as cfs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is there a disease, virus, or environmental factor that can cause a child to be born with no legs? I was curious because a friend of mine does not have legs. With the way he speaks it doesn't seem as though he lost them in an accident. I was curious if a
1 : 1 in 2000 children are born with a limb deformity ranging from a missing part of a finger to missing entire arms and legs. Most of the time, the cause is unknown. Sometimes it can be caused by a genetic defect, chemical or drug exposure in the first trimester (such as thalidomide or agent orange in the 1960's and 1970's), or amniotic band syndrome. I don't know of any specific syndromes that tie in with his other health ailments. ...Read more
Not a single agent: Pink eye is a general term that describes the pink irritation of the eye membranes during inflammation. It can be caused by allergies, a variety of bacteria, viruses, other infectious agents like chlamydia, chemicals like hair spray etc. Some use it specifically for bacterial disease but there is much diversity in agents involved. ...Read more
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