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Doctor insights on: History Of Meningococcemia

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Are children more susceptible to meningococcemia?

Are children more susceptible to meningococcemia?

Generally: But the meningococcus is a nasty bug and is no respecter of age. If you are exposed, no matter what your age, prophylactic antibiotics are indicated asap. ...Read more

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Is meningococcemia deadly?

Is meningococcemia deadly?

Yes.: Yes, it can be rapidly fatal if not treated quickly. ...Read more

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How exactly does meningitis progress to meningococcemia?

How exactly does meningitis progress to meningococcemia?

It's actually...: ...The other way around: meningococcus invades the bloodstream from the nose, causing meningoconnemia; blood carries the bacteria to the brain, causing meningitis. ...Read more

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How fast can meningococcemia cause sepsis in a healthy individual?

How fast can meningococcemia cause sepsis in a healthy individual?

Hours: It can lead to death, brain or other organ injury within hours if treatment is not promptly started. Get vaccinated! ...Read more

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What is meningocecemia?

What is meningocecemia?

Infection: It is the spread of an infection by the organism nieserria meningococcus into the blood stream. Very serious. ...Read more

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What is clinical history?

What is clinical history?

Clinical history: Is the information your doctor gathers when asking you questions concerning your past medical conditions, surgeries, and also the due tales surrounding any current or new medical problems. ...Read more

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Is a family medical history important? 

Is a family medical history important? 

VERY VERY IMPORTANT: Dear bgonzalez, i feel that family history is at least 50% of a patient's evaluation. I still believe that family genetics is greater than 50%, perhaps 70% of my focus on a patients's potentially preventable disease. If there is breast cancer in the family at an early age-more attention to early diagnostic testing is appropriate. Myriad now has certain tests available. See their website, . ...Read more

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Why di I need a family medical history?

Why di I need a family medical history?

DNA+: You are a genetic product of two lines of genetics. Some diseases exhibit themselves probably when exposed to certain "carcinogens" in our everyday environment. We really don't know what does turn certain cancers on, in some ways our own body kills off cancer cells regularly, sometimes this system fails; these cancer cells continue to multiply. I try to discover through the history possiblity ...Read more

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Why can't I lift if history of retinal tear?

Why can't I lift if history of retinal tear?

Can get worse: Heavy lifting, bending, or straining can worsen a tear or create new ones in the eye shortly after a tear first forms. Listen to you eye doctor. ...Read more

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