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How long malaria can proceed in the body?

How long malaria can proceed in the body?

It varies a lot: Malaria symptoms show up a week to a few months after being infected by a mosquito bite. With treatment, the symptoms should go away in a couple of weeks. However, without treatment, and depending on the strain of malaria parasite, an infected person can have symptoms for a few years, up to a few decades. The person develops immunity over time, and his symptoms may decrease as the years go by. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria (Definition)

A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more


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How long on average does it take an untreated UTI to travel to the kindneys? Once in the kidneys how long before sepsis occurs?

How long on average does it take an untreated UTI to travel to the kindneys? Once in the kidneys how long before sepsis occurs?

No timing: There is no way to estimate (and no ethical way to test) the average amount of time to ascend. It also depends greatly on the patient's age, comorbidities, and any underlying immune suppression/dysfunction issues. The greater the number, the faster it can spread. ...Read more

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How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs

How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs

Variable: Most infected people, about 90%, are asymptomatic. In ~10% of invasive cases the amoebae enter the bloodstream and may travel to liver, causing an abscess, and other organs in the body. This can occur as early as 2-4 weeks after infected or months to years later. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the rt upper abdominal pain. Dx is by blood tests, ct scan, and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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How long does the the dye stay in your body for a ct-scan?

How long does the the dye stay in your body for a ct-scan?

Depends.: Iv contrast clears in 8-10 hours if kidneys are working normally. If your kidneys are not working normally, the dye can stay in your body for several days. Oral contrast can stay in your bowel for several days. ...Read more

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How long can infectious diseases live outside the body if in a needle?

How long can infectious diseases live outside the body if in a needle?

Likely not long.: In order to get infected this way, the disease would likely have been in some fluid that would be injected in the body quite rapidly, and at that time contaminate the needle. The needle would not be used again but discarded. Most needles are disposable now so they should be sterile before use. If in a needle, the disease would only live likely <1-20 min. As germs don't live long on metals, etc. ...Read more

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Once you recover from the flu, how long will your body have the anti-bodies?

Once you recover from the flu, how long will your body have the anti-bodies?

? Life: You probably have the antibodies for many years. But the influenza virus is commonly changing so that it will not necessarily prevent future attacks. That is why a flu vaccine is needed every year. ...Read more

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How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?

How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?

Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues.Those who go undetected and untreated for the longest have the highest risk as do those who have repeated episodes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?

How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?

It Depends: Drugs clear the body at different rates depending on the form given, how much was given, how long you took it, what other meds you take and your own metabolic rate. Effexor has a half-life (time for half the dose to clear body) of up to 6 hours and Xyprexa's half-life is up to 30 days. These 2 meds usually are dosed for a long term and should not be stopped without MD supervision. Check with MD. ...Read more

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How long can the herpes virus live in your body without your knowledge?

How long can the herpes virus live in your body without your knowledge?

Years...a lifetime: The HSV I and HSV II bugs can lie quiescent for indeterminate periods of time without actively replicating and shedding. Additionally, a person can shed the virus and thus be contagious without having any pain, obvious blisters, vesicles or cold sores. The best prevention is being proactive: know your sex partner(s) well; always use barriers (condoms); and/or consider refraining from contact. ...Read more

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How long can you live with metastatic cancer of the bowels in the liver?

How long can you live with metastatic cancer of the bowels in the liver?

It depends...: Hard to answer in this setting. Treatments are improving. For colon cancer metastatic (spread) to liver options include: a) surgery or other "local" liver treatments (rfa, cryotherapy, etc) if confined b) chemotherapy for systemic (non-local) treatment c) palliative / symptom control without active therapy colon cancer with only one or few (oligo) metastatic disease to the liver can even be cured. ...Read more

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What causes Roseola? Also how can it go away? Does the virus stay in the body for the full length of your life span? Also how can it stop spreading?

What causes Roseola? Also how can it go away? Does the virus stay in the body for the full length of your life span? Also how can it stop spreading?

Roseola is: a viral illness. It is not contagious once the symptoms develop but is before they do so it is difficult to stop spread. It lasts about a week at the most. It is caused by a virus called human herpes virus 6 and another variant HHV 7. These are in the class of Herpes viruses buy do not cause cold sores or other herpes lesions. Once infected you develop antibodies which destroy the virus. ...Read more

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What are the effects of chemotherapy how long does it stay in the body after each session?

What are the effects of chemotherapy how long does it stay in the body after each session?

Need detail: There are dozens of types of chemo. All with differing side effects and mechanism and duration relative to elimination. ...Read more

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How long can the human body go without sleep?

How long can the human body go without sleep?

Well...: Studies have been done with people apparently awake 8-10 days but there is evidence of micro-sleeping where there are transient periods of reduced responsiveness and consciousness during that time. The record is apparently 11 days. It is not good for mental and physical health so not recommended to try ...Read more

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How is oxygen carried to cells all over the body? How long does that take?

How is oxygen carried to cells all over the body? How long does that take?

Via hemoglobin: within red blood cells. It happens continuously as blood circulates. ...Read more

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How long will claratin last in the body to help with allergies?

How long will claratin last in the body to help with allergies?

24 hours or less: Claritin, and its generic form - Loratadine - generally lasts about 17 hours. Thus, taking it in the morning (which is safe to do as it is non-drowsy) should get you through the majority of the day. If it does not, talk to your doctor about adding a topical nasal steroid spray. ...Read more

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How long can a person live without any blood flow to the liver?

How long can a person live without any blood flow to the liver?

No: Difficult to do with the liver's circulation, but if theoretically all blood flow stopped, it would die, then "rot" (/necrose) and degeneration/waste products would build up in the body, making it toxic and eventually causing heart function / rhythm problem and death. Likely 3-10 days? ...Read more