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How Does Rhinovirus Effect Our Cells
Common cold: Typically rhinovirus is responsible for several of the common colds that afflict us. It enters a host cell and then replicates or reproduces and infects other cells until one becomes symptomatic. The duration can last 3 to 4 days until the body's defensive cells put the virus back under control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They bind receptors: On cells that line the nose, mouth and then invade the cells, replicate in them and them burst them to release more viruses. These new viruses repeat this cycle till the immune system clears them from the body. ...Read more
Ebola Virus: A person with Ebola infection may develop cough, chest pain, hemoptysis (coughing up blood), respiratory distress as well as Interstitial pneumonia and pulmonary edema with attempts to hydrate. Shock with capillary leakage, seizures, coma & respiratory distress herald death. ...Read more
In many ways: Brucellosis presents initially as an illness with fever, muscle aches and sweats that can last for several weeks. The infection can localize to bone, kidney or central nervous system among others. The infection is generally acquired from livestock exposure or ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GI defense: the protection is mostly when you first eat. The stomach has a very low Ph and the extreme acidity makes it hard for pathogens to enter your system. However, after a heavy meal or if you take acid reducers (Nexium, etc), then it takes a much smaller dose of bacteria to cause illness. ...Read more
Invade organs: As the cancer grows it produces a proteinase that allows for invasion of blood vessels. It breaks down -e-cadherin to s-ecadherin that allows metastasis. The spread is predetermined by the surface protein on the tumor cell. Once spead to an organ occurs it can grow in that organ and in many instances can destroy the organ function such as liver If TNFproduced cacchexia occurs. ...Read more
Too complicated: It is a complex subject. In short, HIV virus kills T-lymphocytes and degrades immune system. That results in other infections and tumors. There are effective treatments. See this site for more information. https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/what-is-hiv-aids/ ...Read more
Right antibiotic: Neisseria gonorrheae causes std gonorrhea; preferred drug is cephtriaxone unless pt is allergic to cephalosporins; alternate tx then would be spectinomycin. Neisseria meningitidis causes infection of the membranes covering the brain (meninges). Drug of choice is still penicillin g, unless allergic, in which case cephalosporin like cephotaxime or a fluoroquinolone like Ciprofloxacin will be used. ...Read more
Yes, yes, yes.: Trust me, yes. Now you're getting into a lot of the biology and science of the human body, detailed analysis of immunity and the immune system, the plasticity and flexibility of the brain--once thought to be set in its ways, the human mind (the brain is physical matter, the mind is much much deeper, and machine will never even approach the complexity of the mind (no matter what cousin ray says)! ...Read more
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