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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

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


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How do you get lymphocytic myocarditis is it an infection?

How do you get lymphocytic myocarditis is it an infection?

Complicates "cold": Many cases of lymphocytic myocarditis are probably caused by the coxsackie virus, which produces mild viral illnesses most of the time. Some people, for unknown reasons, have it travel to the heart, or it may excite an immune response. South of the border, lymphocytic myocarditis is often chagas' trypanosomiasis. ...Read more

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How does someone get lymphocytic myocarditis?

How does someone  get lymphocytic myocarditis?

Viral myocarditis: No such thing. Sounds more like viral myocarditis when lymphocytes invade the heart muscle. Can be the result of a respiratory infection. ...Read more

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If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure?

Variable course: Lymphocytic myocarditis can take various courses and does not necessarily progress to heart failure. On the other hand it can be very aggressive. I am unaware of a good way to predict the course in an individual patient. ...Read more

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If teens get lymphocytic myocarditis, how long it takes to worsen to heart failure ?

Every person unique: I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. ...Read more

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Keep hearing about myocarditis, how common is it? Do I have to be worried when I get an infection? Scared of sudden death

Keep hearing about myocarditis, how common is it? Do I have to be worried when I get an infection? Scared of sudden death

Try not to worry!: Apparently you didn't believe or understand my previous reply to the same question, so I'll try again. Myocarditis is an infrequent cause of sudden death, even in people with various illnesses with fever. By far the most common cause of early death is trauma: accident, violence, etc. So try not to worry about your heart -- and don't forget your seat belt! ...Read more

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How do I no if I have myocarditis had toothe infection for two weeks been on antibiotics but high temp shaky achy high aniexty x ?

How do I no if I have myocarditis had toothe infection for two weeks been on antibiotics but high temp shaky achy high aniexty x

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Consult: With the symptoms you describe it sounds like you have an infection, but there is no way to know what or where. If you are under the care of a doctor s/he will work with you to control these symptoms. If not, consult with one. Persevere. ...Read more

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Can toothe infection cause myocarditis ?

Can toothe infection cause myocarditis ?

Of course: oral microorganisms from the infected site may reach the heart, lungs, peripheral blood capillary system and other organs. ...Read more

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Does heart failure from a myocarditis infection go away?

Does heart failure from a myocarditis infection go away?

I am assuming : You developed viral myocarditis vs bacterial endocarditis. Based on your age. No other info given by you. Depending on the case, the infection can get better with antibiotics and proper care but the damage to the heart, if heal at all, will take longer. Medication therapy and possibly surgical correction, if a heart valve involved, may be necessary. Continue close care with your cardiology. ...Read more

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Had upper resp infection 6 weeks dizzy panicky could I have myocarditis ?

Had upper resp infection 6 weeks dizzy panicky could I have myocarditis ?

R/O PERICARDITIS: You may have inflammation of the heart=PERICARDITIS vs inflammation of the lungs =PLEURITIS. Myocarditis is much more serious and can be suggested by an abnormal echo. Often they are post viral.They tend to resolve with rest/hydration /NSAID(indocin) if it persists as course of prednisone may be needed. You need a prompt evaluation EKG/CXR AND LABS. See your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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