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How is CMV usually diagnosed?

How is CMV usually diagnosed?

Blood test: Cytomegalovirus infection is diagnosed by a variety of blood tests. It is part of the standard battery of tests given to pregnant moms. Once you have been infected, you are immune for life. As a result, if a pregnant mom has never been infected, she needs to be very careful to stay away from sick people, many of whom might have cmv. ...Read more

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How is CMV diagnosed?

How is CMV diagnosed?

Viral culture: Antibody testing for CMV is not useful. The only way to really diagnose CMV infection is to detect it in bodily fluids by viral culture. ...Read more

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How is meningitis diagnosed usually?

How is meningitis diagnosed usually?

Lumbar puncture: Meningitis is diagnosed by obtaining fluid from around the spinal cord during a procedure called a lumbar puncture. The fluid is then analyzed for bacteria, viruses, and signs of infection. ...Read more

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How is chlamydia typically diagnosed?

How is chlamydia typically diagnosed?

Swab or urine : Chlamydia is detected by sending a sample of urine or by sending a cotton swab the has been in contact with the cervix or penis. The lab will then test for the presence of chlamydia dna providing a very accurate diagnosis of chlamydia. ...Read more

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How is urticaria diagnosed usually?

How is urticaria diagnosed usually?

Examination: Examination of the skin or pictures of the skin during an outbreak. ...Read more

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How is dcis typically detected and diagnosed?

How is dcis typically detected and diagnosed?

Biopsy: Ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis) is initially seen on mammogram as a cluster of abnormal microscopic calcifications in the breast. A biopsy is then done to obtain a sample of the area of breast tissue in question. When the biopsy tissue is examined under a microscope it will definitively diagnose the dcis cells. ...Read more

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How is acute porphyria diagnosed usually?

How is acute porphyria diagnosed usually?

Urine PBG: Porphobilinogen. It's a test fraught with pitfalls and if the specimen isn't collected exactly right, you'll get a false negative. A few variants require other assays. ...Read more

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How is leukoplakia diagnosed usually?

White Patch: The term leukoplakia simply means a white patch. It is a clinical term and there are many things that can present as leukoplakia. The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to biopsy it. ...Read more

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How is a renal agenesis diagnosed usually?

How is a renal agenesis diagnosed usually?

By accident: Screening ultrasound during pregnancy to verify dates may pick up absence of single or both kidneys before any signs.Abdominal and kidney ultrasound to evaluate a persons pain or urinary tract infection may find it by accident.Relatives of those with kidney defects have a higher risk of any kind of kidney defect (10X) so ultrasound screening is worthwhile ...Read more

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How is mono treated and diagnosed?

How is mono treated and diagnosed?

Often no treatment..: The diagnosis is often made based on your symptom patterns as well as lab/blood test which is easily done. Often, mono is mild and no specific treatment is needed. If you have splenic enlargement, avoid contact sports etc..Otherwise, it generally resolves without treatment. In very rare/severe case, u ay need hospital care, possible steroid etc... If you are concerned, consult doc.. Good luck.. ...Read more

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How is tuberculosis usually treated?

How is tuberculosis usually treated?

Antibiotics: While it depends on the type and site of the tuberculosis (TB) infection, TB is generally treated with a combination of 3 or 4 antibiotics. The antibiotics are used for 6-9 months, and sometimes longer depending on the nature of the infection. Tb is a notoriously slow dividing bacteria, and this slow growth is the reason it takes so long for a TB infection to be treated. ...Read more

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How is congenital myasthenia treated usually?

How is congenital myasthenia treated usually?

Supportive care: The mother who has myasthenia gravis can pass over the Immune Globulin that blocks neuromuscular transmission. The baby is severely weak due to the mother's disease. Children usually do not express the symptoms of their disease until several years of age. Severe weakness at birth needs supportive care with tube feedings, pulmonary clearance, and range of motion to the limbs. ...Read more

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How is galactorrhea typically diagnosed?

How is galactorrhea typically diagnosed?

By symptoms: Galactorrhea is diagnosed by symptoms. It is usually due to an elevation in your prolactin level, a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland. Prolactin can be elevated due to a tumor or by excessive nipple stimulation. Pituitary gland is located between the optic chiasm in the brain. If galactorrhea is due to a pituitary gland tumor, patient may have visual changes and/or headaches. ...Read more

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How is skin cancer usually diagnosed?

How is skin cancer usually diagnosed?

By a dermatologist: Spots that don't heal, bleeds, or grows rapidly may be signs of skin cancer. The best way to diagnose a skin cancer is to see your dermatologist. He or she will examine the spot and determine if a skin biopsy is necessary. Most of the time, a dermatologist can tell by looking at a spot if it is cancer or not. ...Read more

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How is lcis typically diagnosed?

How is lcis typically diagnosed?

Biopsy: Patients with lobular carcinoma in situ (lcis) typically do not have any symptoms and the abnormality cannot usually be seen on mammograms. It is usually diagnosed when a breast biopsy is performed for other reasons, such as an unrelated breast lump. The examination of the tissue by a pathologist under a microscope shows the abnormal cells found in lcis. ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

Hormone replacement: If hashimoto's disease has resulted in underactivity of the thyroid, it is treated with replacement of thyroid hormone. If the thyroid function is normal, no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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How is viral hepatitis diagnosed?

How is viral hepatitis diagnosed?

Blood tests: Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by either hepatitis b, hepatitis a, or hepatitis c. Viral hepatitis can be prevented by vaccination for hepatitis a and b, but there is no vaccination for hepatitis c. The symptoms are often vague, such as fatigue, nausea and vomiting and diagnosed by abnormal liver function tests and by detection of the virus or antibodies to the virus in blood. ...Read more

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How is cholecystitis diagnosed usually ?

How is cholecystitis diagnosed usually ?

Exam and test: A diagnose of cholecystitis is combination of history and exam (upper and right upper abd pain, pain after eating ) and rafipgraphic study (ultrasound and maybe hida scan. ...Read more

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How is esophagitis typically diagnosed?

How is esophagitis typically diagnosed?

Endoscopy: Though there are features seen in a ct scan and barium swallow which are suggestive of esophagitis, the only (and best way) to definitively make the diagnosis is with an endoscopy. ...Read more

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