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How is endocarditis treated?

How is endocarditis treated?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are the mainstay of therapy. Depending on the specifics, surgery may also be necessary (valve replacement). ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Endocarditis (Definition)

An infection of the inner lining of your heart. It generally occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Left untreated, endocarditis can damage or destroy your heart valves and can ...Read more


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How is bacterial endocarditis treated?

How is  bacterial endocarditis treated?

Antibiotics: If antibiotics are unsuccessful or if there is severe valve damage or other comlications like stroke, renal failure or heart block , or persistent infection then surgery is usually indicated. ...Read more

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How is endocarditis diagnosed?

How is endocarditis diagnosed?

Fever, murmur: It is difficult to know for sure some times but if there is fever with elevated sedimentation rate with a positive blood clture in a patient with a murmur an abnormal heart valve which may or may not cause congestive heart failure. An echocardiogram. May show the vegetations in the valve. The history helps...Most common in HIV patients IV drug users, or elderly pts. ...Read more

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How is pneumonia treated?

How is pneumonia treated?

Tx PNA.: Pneumonia is typically a bacterial infection, so antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment. ...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 syphilis treated?

How is syphilis treated?

Pencillin: Preferably with high-dose penicillin, either given by injection or infusion, depending on the stage. ...Read more

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How is leukemia treated?

How is leukemia treated?

Drugs +/- radiation: Various chemotherapy drugs and new targeted therapies are used that preferentially kill cancer cells while minimizing side effects. Sometimes radiation is used alone or in addition to drugs depending on the type and stage of cancer. This is a discussion you will have with your cancer team during which you should have ample opportunity to ask questions. Take a pad and paper with you. ...Read more

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How is plague treated?

How is plague treated?

Antibiotics,hospital: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol. With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours. ...Read more

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How is cryofibrinogenemia treated?

How is cryofibrinogenemia treated?

Depends on symptoms : CF can happen in healthy persons. If causing symptoms one needs to find out the cause for cf. Simple steps like cold avoidance, stopping smoking or drugs that cause blood vessel narrowing (caffeine, decongestants or some diet pills) may reduce symptoms. More involved treatment will require a better understanding of the underlying problem and proper work up by expert physician. ...Read more

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How is mono treated?

How is mono treated?

Comfort: Mono is a viral illness that is usually milder in children and harser in adults. Adults are often symptomatic with lack of energy & increased sleep requirement for up to 3 weeks. Maintaining proper hydration, nutrition and rest is the primary treatment focus. Patients should avoid contact sports, horse or bike riding if their spleen is enlarged.There are no medications for this disorder. ...Read more

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How is streptococcus treated?

How is streptococcus treated?

Which streptococcus: There are multiple species of Streptococcus and they have different pathogenicities. The treatment of streptococcus cause cavities in teeth is very different form the streptococcus causing endocarditis. You may consult this site for a start: https://medlineplus.gov/streptococcalinfections.html ...Read more

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How is sars treated?

How is sars treated?

Supportive measures: There is no treatment for the viral infection itself, we simply support failing organs and provide adequate fluid and nutrition until the illness has run its course. These can include specialized ivs, ventilators, hemodialysis, feeding tubes, etc. ...Read more

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How bad is infective endocarditis?

How bad is infective endocarditis?

May be critical: IE - Infection of the inside lining of the heart and heart valves usually caused by bacteria can be life threatening. It can permanently damage heart valves . It requires immediate and aggressive medical attention usually in hospital as well as multiple IV antibiotics. It can also be caused by fungi and other agents. Serious! ...Read more

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How is endometritis treated best?

How is endometritis treated best?

Endometritis: Endometritis is treated with antibiotics, in some cases a D&C may be part of the treatment. ...Read more

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How is lupus treated? 

How is lupus treated? 

Immuno-suppressants: Lupus is treated with immuno-suppressant medications, by rheumatology doctors, to block a patient's abnormal auto-immune reactions. ...Read more

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How is prolapse treated?

How is  prolapse treated?

Surgery or peas art: Kegels or pelvic floor may help if prolapse is mild. ...Read more

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How is collembola treated?

How is collembola treated?

Uncertain: Although there are proponents of the idea that humans can suffer infestation by collembola (springtails, arthropods that inhabit soil), clinical studies have either been discredited or have not demonstrated evidence (eg: lim cs; et al. Collembola are unlikely to cause human dermatitis. J insect sci. 2009; 9:3). For this reason, there is no standard of care treatment, to my knowledge. ...Read more

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How is bacterial meningitis treated?

How is bacterial meningitis treated?

Antibiotics: Usually with high doses of intravenous antibiotics, sometimes accompanied by steroids. ...Read more

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How is gonorrhea typically treated?

How is gonorrhea typically treated?

Antibiotics: Your doctor can prescribe antibiotics. Oral antibiotics will usually work, but in severe cases a shot or even IV treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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