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How Long Can Someone Survive With Hiv
It depends on type: Leukocytosis (increased number of white blood cells) can be caused by infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, malignancy, hereditary disorders, or other causes. The subtype of white blood cells affected is alsoan important consideration. Survival depends on the reason for the leukocytosis and the treatment regimen followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Near normal lifespan: With timely diagnosis and treatment for hiv, several studies have estimated that people living with HIV can have a near normal life expectancy. Be sure to know your HIV status since there are effective treatments. (http://www.Retroconference.Org/2012b/abstracts/44961.Htm ; http://www.Thelancet.Com/journals/lancet/article/piis0140673608611137/abstract). ...Read more
Depends on treatment: Without treatment, an infant with scid will not survive more than a couple of years after birth. Treatment with bone marrow transplantation, enzyme replacement, or gene therapy can potentially lead to a normal life span. However, outcomes are best if treatment is started early, before the infant develops infections. Even in the best case, regular follow up with an immunologist is suggested. ...Read more
It depends: A person with bulimia nervosa could die suddenly at anytime due to several things. One could be a tear between the esophagus and the stomach causing something called a mallory-weiss tear and they could quickly bleed to death. Another likely cause of sudden death could be from heart failure caused by an imbalance in what are known as electrolytes. There's a 25% mortality rate for untreated bulimia. ...Read more
Long with treatment: Life expectancy with HIV depends on how the patient is doing when diagnosed and then upon therapy. Without drug therapy, most people with HIV will die in about 10 years. If the infected person has a normal immune system (newly infected) and has access to antiretroviral drugs and takes the drugs as prescribed, then the person could live for several decades. The drugs are not a cure. Be careful. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on which type of scid they have and more importantly when they are diagnosed and treatment begun. The earlier the recognition is, the less complications and infections the infant will have and the better the outcome. ...Read more
Usually not long: It is quite dismal. Most cancers are discovered late and are unresectable. For localized cancers, resection offers the best chance of cure, and even this is only in the order of 25% at 5 years in the best series...But is better than nothing! ...Read more
Indefinitely: The pacemaker is a very reliable way to maintain a normal heart rate. The device and the wires that connect it to the heart do require replacement infrequently. With appropriate follow up these procedures are electively planned and do not entail a high risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Lupus treatment has improved over the past two decades. Most patients are living longer. Some have a severe life threatening form of lupus that can have a shorter life expectancy. This is the case if lupus causes organ damage such as the kidneys or brain. Some of the medications, especially prednisone, can also cause damage. Patients die from lupus itself, infections, and heart attacks/strokes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What's the cause?: And how bad is the failure? If it's the result of acetaminopen poisoning or acute hepatitis b or an 'herbal remedy' that was actually poison (this is fairly common), the person can recover completely if treated. In early cirrhosis, if the cause can be found, the scarring can partly reverse. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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