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How To You Get Lymphocytic Myocarditis
Complicates "cold": Many cases of lymphocytic myocarditis are probably caused by the coxsackie virus, which produces mild viral illnesses most of the time. Some people, for unknown reasons, have it travel to the heart, or it may excite an immune response. South of the border, lymphocytic myocarditis is often chagas' trypanosomiasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Person to person: Meningococcal disease is spread from one person to another by throat or respiratory secretions (eg, coughing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils). The bacteria can't live outside the body for more than a few minutes, so they don't get spread by being left on objects such as door handles or faucets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dumb luck: To date, nobody has identified any risk factor from lifestyle. HIV patients are at somewhat greater risk if they're uncontrolled. Some say having recent infectious mono increases risk. I don't believe the claims about Agent Orange; it's possible that acromegalics and growth hormone abusers may have increased risk. ...Read more
Close contact : Meningitis is an inflammation from infection of the tissue layers that envelop the brain and spinal cord. The infection is usually viral but can be bacterial or fungal. It is acquired by close contact with an individual who has the disease --- hugging , kissing , or coughing. ...Read more
Bacterial Meningitis: Inflammation accounts for some symptoms of bacterial meningitis such as headache, sensitivity to light, and neck stiffness. Common symptoms of bacterial meningitis include difficulty thinking clearly, fever greater than 101*f, generalized aches and pains, irritability, loss of appetite, lethargy, rash, rapid heart beat, and seizure. ...Read more
Every person unique: I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. ...Read more
Anemia, infections..: and easy bruising or bleeding are the most common symptoms. Sometimes swollen gums. A complete blood count (CBC) will often show low numbers of normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets; plus abnormal leukemia cells. A bone marrow biopsy confirms the diagnosis. ...Read more
Usually sex: Unprotected vaginal/anal sexual intercourse with someone infected with HIV and sharing of needles for intravenous drug abuse with someone infected with HIV are the two most common ways of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Aids is a consequence of longstanding untreated HIV infection. ...Read more
Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy of the contact, & or the hygenic practices of the exposed (wash your hands). The exposure may be to a healthy person with no signs of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a geneticist: Niemannn-pick disease is autosomal recessive. Thus, both parents would have to be carriers for the child to manifest the disease. Niemann-pick is divided into types a, b, c, d. For types a and b there are dna tests that may be done to detect if one is a carrier. If this is something you are concerned about, a physician that specializes in genetics may be able to direct you to the exact test. ...Read more
See below...: If you mean how to find out if a patient has leukemia, consulting a physician is necessary. If the doctor decides that signs and/or symptoms suspicious for leukemia are present, he/she will usually start by ordering a blood test. If the blood findings support a diagnosis of leukemia then a bone marrow study is also necessary. ...Read more
Infection: Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surrounding the brain). Infection in blood, infection in parts of body adjacent to the brain like ear, nose, sinus etc. And also if the is some form if manipulation of the meninges (shunt, brain surgery, lumbar puncture), it increases the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Encouragement: You can't force anyone into treatment unless they are a danger to themselves or others. It is best to encourage them to get treatment. www.nami.org is a good support organization for mental illness. They have groups in about every state. Perhaps going to a meeting together and getting more education and treatment options may help. ...Read more
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