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How common is pericarditis?

How common is pericarditis?

Not terribly common: Pericarditis is frequently caused by a virus. Sometimes it is the result of trauma or a heart attack. It can be very painful. It is often treated with antiinflammatory drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Pericarditis (Definition)

A condition in which you experience an inflammation of the pericardium, two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surrounds the heart, holds it in place ...Read more


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How common is myocarditis?

How common is myocarditis?

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 more

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How common is pluerisy?

How common is pluerisy?

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

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How common is mesothelioma?

How common is mesothelioma?

Not common: Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung and is almost exclusively associated with asbestos exposure. ...Read more

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How common is sepsis?

How common is sepsis?

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 more

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How common is uterine inflammation?

How common is uterine inflammation?

Endometritis: Is very uncommon without a preceding cause, usually either an infection or inserting (instrumenting) something in the uterus. ...Read more

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How common is diverticulitis?

How common is diverticulitis?

Not common: Diverticulosis is present in 60% of the population above the age of 60. Diverticulitis is present in a very low percentage of patients. The treatment depends on the severity of the attack ...Read more

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How common is lung disease?

How common is lung disease?

Very: Depending on the age bracket and what diseases the prevalence is quite high. As an example chronic lower respiratory disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in the us after heart disease and cancer. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm/. ...Read more

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How common is raynaud’s?

How common is raynaud’s?

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 more

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How common is discitis?

How common is discitis?

Not rare: As an id physician, i see 3 or 4 per year on average. ...Read more

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How common is fibromyalgia?

How common is fibromyalgia?

Common: It affects 2-4% of the us population with a male to female ratio of 9:1. ...Read more

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What is mucha-habermann disease? How common is it?

What is mucha-habermann disease? How common is it?

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

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How common is gastroschisis?

How common is  gastroschisis?

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

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What is most likely to cause rheumatic heart disease?

What is most likely to cause rheumatic heart disease?

Bacterial infection: Rheumatic heart disease is a complication of a pharyngeal infection with streptococcus (strep throat). It is rare in developed countries due to the wide availability of antibiotics and better hygeine. ...Read more

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How common is oligohyramnios?

How common is oligohyramnios?

"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 more

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How common is hepatitis?

How common is hepatitis?

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

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How common is proteinuria?

How common is proteinuria?

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