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Handling Cmv Brain Infection Condition
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Viral cultures, etc: The diagnosis is mostly done by tissue and peripheral blood leukosytes. These can take weeks. Other tests, like urine and saliva are not reliable, and ab titers can take 4 weeks. For CNS infections like viral meningitis and encephalitis, PCR testing provides rapid, sensitive, and specific identification of CMV and other viruses. ...Read more
Viral meningitis lke: The symptoms of this are probably like those of any viral meningitis, and consist of fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, malaise, anorexia, abdominal pain and diarrhea. This could also have CSF lymphocytes, higher protein, and glucose. This usually just needs supportive care. If the brain itself is involved, there can be altered consciousness, seizures, and focal neurologic findings. ...Read more
CMV retinitis/enceph: CMV is a virus that we're infected with usually before adulthood. Once infected it stays latent w/in us ; our immune system keeps it in check. If our immune system is altered (w/hiv, or transplant treated w/meds suppressing immunity) virus reactivates ; causes problems. This is a serious infection that needs specific therapy. You need to see an id specialist. If you havent been, test for hiv. ...Read more
What to do if I have Lyme disease but is not the primary cause. had mri,eeg,awaiting MRI w/ contrast. brain infection?
Kinda popped/picked at a zit on the edge of "the triangle of death" it didn't bleed or anything. How likely is it that i'll get a brain infection/die?
Unlikely!: There's a lot going around about this "triangle of death" thing, but the risk is incalculably low. Don't worry about it. Stop popping zits, though, it'll make it worse and lead to scarring. Signs of a brain infection: fever, chills, blurry vision, confusion, difficulty moving your neck or having severe pain when you do so. Don't worry unless you have a combination of fever with one other symptom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I accidentally pulled out a nose hair while scratching my nose (dry skin). I heard that pulling nose hairs can be fatal. Will I get a brain infection?
NO: NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO YOU!!!!Get a more detailed answer ›
What steps can I take to make a sinus rinse as safe as possible? ("fatal brain infection" is freaking me out a little.)
Sinus rinse: Hello, when you are making your sinus saline solution, use distiller or boiled water. This will assure that their isn't any bacteria or microbes within the solution you are using to rinse your nose. Or you could purchase a can of saline spray in a premixed pressurized can. This also would be free of contaminants. ...Read more
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