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How Common Is Pericarditis
Rare but: More common with HIV positive patients. Since myocarditis is often due to a viral illness, many patients give a history of symptoms consistent with a recent viral infection, including fever, rash, diarrhea, joint pains, and easy fatigueability.Myocardial inflammation can be suspected on the basis of electrocardiographic (ECG) results, elevated c-reactive protein (CRP) and/or erythrocyte sed rates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haven't seen numbers: Haven't seen numbers on the incidence of pleurisy. Perhaps the symptom is not being officially tracked or counted. Many conditions can cause pleurisy, including bacterial infections (pneumonia or tuberculosis), viral infections, rheumatic diseases, immune disorders, chest trauma, certain cancers, etc... However, pleurisy has gotten much less common in the modern age of antibiotics. ...Read more
Common: Sepsis with a severe infection is common - to meet the definition you need only have a suspected infection, a heart rate greater than 90, temperature greater than 100.4 or less than 96.8, a respiratory rate greater than 20, or a high or low white blood cell count. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3%-5% have symptoms: Raynaud's disease (no cause found) and raynaud's syndrome (caused by another medical condition) are not that rare. An estimated 3% to 5% of the population have raynaud's phenomenon, although symptoms can range from quite mild all the way to severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucha habermann: Mucha habermann disease is a rare skin disorder. It is also known as pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta or PLEVA. Lesions can sometimes itch, - tend to be found in groups on trunk, arms and legs. PLEVA can disappear in 1.5 to 18 months without treatment. Scarring can occur. PLEVA is most often seen in children and young adults. ...Read more
Incidence is rising: 20 years ago it would have been reported that about 1/10, 000 babies had gastroschisis. Now that risk may be as high as 3-4 in 10, 000 babies in some places. We do not know what is causing the risk of gastroschisis to rise. ...Read more
"Low fluid": Oligohydraminos literally means "low fluid, " and corresponds to the amniotic fluid measurement that is performed when a sonogram is done. It may be detected in the second and third trimesters, resulting from many different medical situations and is usually seen in about 10% of pregnancies beyond 41 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on which population you are looking at. Worldwide there are 300 million with hep b and the incidence of hep c is about 0.3/1000. The prevalence is greatly increased in high risk groups such as high risk sexual behavior and IV drug abuse. Prevention is your best friend as hep b and c can both cause chronic and life altering infection. ...Read more
Very: Several percent of folks have it just from standing up ("orthostatic"). Vaginal contamination, a urinary tract infection, and serious kidney disease can all cause proteinuria; mild proteinuria below the ability of the strips to detect may be important in deciding how to manage a diabetic. ...Read more
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