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Hsv 2 Encephalitis
Depends: Infectious encephalitis caused by borelia, viruses (yellow fever, hemorrhagic fever viruses), rickettsiae are contagious, but often require the presence of a vector, usually a mosquito or a tick that will transfer the pathogen from the infected person to the healthy one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more
Oral sex with unknown, continuous 5month low grade fever, lymph nodes, sore throat, 107 da HIV eia negative HIV PCR RNA not detected, what other std?
NOT STD: As you have been told this is not an STD. But, it could be an infectious disease. That list is hundreds of possibilities long and will include testing for lymphoma, leukemia, other blood cell cancers, and all of the possible non-STD infectious diseases. It is time to sign off of the internet and to see your doctor for the appropriate testing or infectious disease consultation. ...Read more
My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2 ?
I would like help understanding my test results: HSV 2 igg, type spec <0.91 & HSV 1 igg, type spec 2.94 - I have never even had a cold sore :/
Check the lab report: The lab will print an explanation of how to interpret each result. Read it carefully and coordinate with the DR who ordered it. ...Read more
Polyclonal light chain elevation. Past ebv cmv igg. Should i ask for virus culture or igm for ebv? Recurring fever with sore throat. Asked MD already
IGM INDICATES ACTIVE: AND RECENT INFECTION...IGG ONLY TELLS YOU THAT YOU HAD THE INFECTION IN THE PAST ...Read more
Fever: If you are trying to differentiate dengue fever and malaria, check the fever. If it is periodic (comes an goes) especially if it comes every 12, 24 36 or 72 hours and lasts for a couple hours then resolves, it is probably malaria. If the fever comes and stays for a couple days then it is more likely dengue. ...Read more
Tested positive for herpes, type 1- >8.0 ai herpes type 2- 3.7 ai does this mean by the level type 2 was recent? I heard over 5 means u had it longer
Reading Herpes Tests: I would caution you against these assumptions. These tests should be read and positive (one has been exposed and infected) or negative (one does not have evidence of exposure and infection). Trying to guess when one was exposed will never be correct from these numbers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is a pos ANA speckled, pos C-ANCA, pos P-ANCA, hep A virus, hep B surface, low Urate and low leukocytes all connected with Seizures and Arthritis?
I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?
Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...Read more
Persistent sore throat for months, 2 swabs positive candida, treat ketoconazole, improve then relapse, all blood tests neg inc HIV what causing thrush?
Question about people with a diagnosis of bipolar. Are the 2 phases 2 semi-separate personalities?
88 yr old mother has suffered numerous uti's and attendant confusion. Resistance 2 bathing appears 2 b the current cause. Help, please?
See urologist: Your mom needs a complete anatomic evaluation including ct of the kidneys looking for stones or obstruction and cystoscopy looking at bladder lining. Her urologist will also make sure she empties her bladder as stagnant urine is a big risk factor for recurrent uti. Bathtubs should be safe. ...Read more