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How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

Blood tests: Blood tests and blood/tissue cultures are necessary for making the diagnosis of brucellosis; they include testing for antibodies against the bacteria and isolating the organism from blood cultures. Brucellosis is treated with a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Brucellosis (Definition)

An infection caused by Brucella bacteria, transmitted to people when they are in contact with infected animals or animal products ...Read more


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How do doctors diagnose meningitis?

How do doctors diagnose meningitis?

Lumbar puncture: Symptoms of meningitis typically include high fever, ill-appearing child, vomiting (usually without diarrhea), neck pain/stiffness or alteration in mental status (eg. Excessive lethargy). Some children may have a purplish rash on the body. The clinical signs may prompt further testing. The definitive study of choice is a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose and treat amebiasis?

How do doctors diagnose and treat amebiasis?

Amebiasis: Often seen in tropical areas. Can check organism (Entamoeba histolytica) under microscope (but may be confused with others). often treated with metronidazole. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose meningococcal disease?

How do doctors diagnose meningococcal disease?

Lp: An LP looking for increased white cells and low glucose levels. Gram stains will show the organisms. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat psittacosis?

How do doctors  treat psittacosis?

Treated?: Psittacosis or ornithosis is treatable with antibiotics and should respond fairly rapidly, although it may be a week or so before you begin to feel fully normal again. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose schizophrenia?

How do doctors diagnose schizophrenia?

Diagnosis is: made by history, observation and input from relatives/ significant others. Mayo Clinic Defines Schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose hepatitis b?

How do doctors diagnose hepatitis b?

Through blood work: Which include hepatitis b surface antigen, hepatitis b surface antibody, hepatis b core antibody, hepatitis b e antigen, hepatitis b viral load etc. Depending on the combination of these etc, you can tell if its an acute infection or whether the person is already immune. ...Read more

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How do doctors test and treat psittacosis?

Chest X ray/AB titer: Chest x ray (cxr) shows diffuse, patchy infiltrates, while wbc, esr, liver fxn. Tests (lft) are normal. Diagnosis is made by isolation of gthe organism and seeing a 4 fold rise in antibody. Treatment is tetracycline (500mg/day) for 7-14 days. Fever and symptoms improve in 24-48 hours. Erythromycin can be used in those allergic or who have trouble with tetracycline. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose arteriosclerosis?

How do doctors diagnose arteriosclerosis?

Many tests: Through carotid (ultrasound) scan, nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram, echocardiogram, pet scan, ct scan, mri, ankle brachial index test, peripheral ultrasound, ekgs. These tests are only used after a thorough history and physical that provides the indications for the appropriate test(s). ...Read more

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How do doctors treat pertussus?

How do doctors treat pertussus?

Antibiotics: Per the cdc: a reasonable guideline is to treat persons aged >1 year within 3 weeks of cough onset and infants aged. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose utis?

How do doctors diagnose utis?

Urine tests: The definite answer is from a test called a "urine culture", which allows bacteria (if present) to grow in an incubator. Since that takes a few days, we also rely on a quick "urinalysis" to give hints about whether a UTI is likely or not. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose mitochondrial disease?

How do doctors diagnose mitochondrial disease?

Big work up: All suspected patients get blood and urine tests. Then to see how widespread the disease is, ekg, echocardiogram, brain mri, audiology and eye exams are next. Patients with neurologic symptoms need spinal fluid tests, and people with developmental delays get neurogenetic testing and counseling. For more info and to find docs that take care of these diseases, see umdf.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose and treat piles?

How do doctors diagnose and treat piles?

Bleeding, pain: Intl hemorrhoids can give u bleeding with a bowel movement, blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. If large, they can become trapped and give u pain or at least bad inflamation, itching. Ext. Hemorrhoids can itch and if a clot forms and obstructs them they can b extremely painful and a patch of skin can die off causing infection. Usually begin with fiber and hygine changes, sx if refractory. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose autoimmune hepatitis?

How do doctors diagnose autoimmune hepatitis?

Blood tests: There are blood tests to detect the antibodies attacking the liver. Further tests/procedures may be needed to confirm that the problem is not something else (such as primary biliary cirrhosis). ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

Usually by X-rays: The screening test for scoliosis is a forward bending test, where the patient bends forward at the waistband the examiner looks for a rotational deformity, or. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose zooonoses?

How do you diagnose zooonoses?

High index of suspic: High index of suspicion on a patient living or traveling in the affected area is needed to affirm such a diagnosis. These include typhus, rocky mountain spotted fever and lyme disease. Characteristic rash of lyme disease and rocky mountain spotted fever are helpful in arriving at the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you treat brucellosis?

How do you treat brucellosis?

Antibiotics/support: Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for six weeks plus streptomycin 1 g daily im for 2-3 weeks. Gentamicin may be an alternative to streptomycin. Another choice would be doxy plus Rifampin 15 mg/kg daily, both for six weeks. If symptoms involving the heart spine or nervous system develop, hospitalization and more intensive regimens are indicated. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat hpv?

How do doctors treat hpv?

HPV-warts removal: There is currently no effective treatment for hpv, but some have warts, as a result of hpv infections, which can be removed with medications or burned off. Otherwise, the best treatment is preventing the infections--vaccines and use of protection such as condoms. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose leukemia?

How do you diagnose leukemia?

Blood or bone marrow: Typically this s diagnosed by a bone marrow test. In the marrow will be the abnormal proliferation of cells of the same type. At times, these cells in the can "spill" into the blood. When this occurs, the leukemia s diagnosed on blood tests. Even when noticed in the blood, a marrow test is usually performed as well. ...Read more

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