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How To Cure Disease Caused By Rickettsiae
Murine typhus: Rickettsia is a genus of non-motile, Gram-negative, non-sporeforming, highly pleomorphic bacteria that can present as cocci, rods or thread-like. Rickettsia mooseri is now called Rickettsia typhi. Onset is characterized by persistent headache, a high grade fever, and a cutaneous rash predominating on the trunk. ELISA tests are available and antibiotics should be started while tests are pending. ...Read more
Inflammation: This is such an interesting question and I can't answer it in 400 words. Rickettsiae are gram negative bacteria, yet they cannot live outside of a cell. They are energy parasites. Since they are "other" they are attacked by the immune cells leading to inflammation which leads to fever and manifestations of disease such as typhus, RMSF, ehrlichiosis. If this answers your question, or we converse. ...Read more
Please clarify: Hello, I am not sure I understand your question. can you please clarify? ...Read more
Complicated answer: Even when tests are highly sensitive and specific, how well they can tell a patient if they have the disease or not (positive and negative predictive value) is highly dependent upon the prevalence of the disease. Tests such as this are useful only if the clinical situation supports the diagnosis (we call this pre-test probability). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the question: Rickettsia typhi causes typhus and is what killed ricketts when he was about to leave mexico city after helping our neighbor with an epidemic. Have no clue what you mean by "possible mystery diagnoses". Is a mystery to me. ...Read more
Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more
Reproduction: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more
Igm + for Lyme and have had symptoms for years. Cmv igm+ for 2 yrs. Chronic Lyme as dx. Bebesis and rickettsia +. What are long term effects of cmv?
What is the name of disease that causes male to wear sexy dresses of females? How it can be cured? Can any disease be caused in such conditions?
Gene defects: This rare disorder involves the loss of adhesion between top and bottom layers of skin caused by defects in the genes that control their constriction.It comes an dominant and recessive forms with many subtypes.Most involve the type 7 collagen gene. Many labs around the world have studied the problem and record >20k articles on the subject. See www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/gquery. ...Read more
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