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Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

Do infectious disease specialists know about every infectious disease?

No- never!: Why? There are new infectious diseases randomly pops up year after year. Check out the full answer at the infectious diseases society of america website that answers the question: what is an infectious disease specialist?http://www.idsociety.org/id_specialist/. ...Read more

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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more


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Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

Do infectious disease specialists know about every tropical disease?

Infectious disease: They may not know every tropical disease that occurs in the world but they are better informed than most of the other doctors. They can look up references and help you. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease infectious?

Is meniere's disease infectious?

Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease in not caused by an infection, nor is it contagious. The specific cause of meniere's is not known, although there is commonality of finding of inner ear fluid build-up in patients suffering from meniere's. ...Read more

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Help please! is chronic obtrustive pulmonary disease considered an infectious disease?

Help please! is chronic obtrustive pulmonary disease considered an infectious disease?

No: No, it is a chronic pulmonary disease characterized by chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It most frequently occurs in smokers. Viral and bacterial infections cause acute exacerbations of copd. ...Read more

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Infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease do the same thing?

Infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease do the same thing?

Not exactly: All infectious disease specialists treat all things infectious as the result of bacterial, fungal, vital, or parasitic infection. They may treat children at some point but they also deal with adults. Pediatric infectious disease on the other hand is a sub-specialty of this group that treats only children and the infections specific to this population. ...Read more

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Where to find infectious disease specialist?

ID doctors in Texas: I did a google search for you - you are right, there aren't any ID docs in your town. It looks like you'll have to travel to get an office apt. Maybe you could get some 'direction' from the docs here on Health tap? - at least get the ball rolling...http://www.healthgrades.com/infectious-disease-medicine-directory/tx-texas/lake-jackson. Good luck ...Read more

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Why can't infectious disease doctors cure mssa?

We can and do: I don't know why you say that. We do it every day. There are many antibiotics active against mssa.The most commonly used are intravenous nafcillin or cefazolin and oral dicloxicillin and cephalexin.Some mssa infections are difficult to cure such as infections of artificial joints, pacemakers, aicd's and prosthetic heart valves. These usually require removal of the device and prolonged antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is scabies an infectious disease?

Is scabies an infectious disease?

Yes, by transmission: Transmission of scabies is usually by direct contact. Parents to children, mom to infants is routine. Young adult usually by sexual contact. ...Read more

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How are an communicable disease and a non-communicable disease different?

Give to others,,,: Communicable diseases can be given to others while non-communicable diseases cannot. ...Read more

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Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

See below: Most infectious disease docs follow the guidelines of the idsa ; are either unaware of or willfully ignore a large body of sound science that proves without question that lyme infection can persist after what they consider to be adequate treatment.See http://bit.Ly/1px4fnq ; http://bit.Ly/1ffxjxl ; http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/lymefiles.Html ; http://bit.Ly/qcegra ; http://bit.Ly/orugxl for details. ...Read more

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How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

How do infectious disease states in the pediatric patient differ from adult disease states?

Less tolerance: The pediatric patient has less reserve and tolerance for any disease or medical problem that their adult relations. The pediatric immune system is also less well developed, making them more susceptible to some problems. ...Read more

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Is Osteonecrosis an infectious disease?

Is Osteonecrosis an infectious disease?

No: Osteonecrosis is when part of the bone starts to die due to lack of blood flow and oxygen. It is not typically associated with an infectious disease, however in some bacterial joint infections osteonecrosis can occur. ...Read more

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Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues? My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Are vascular surgeons familiar with infectious causes of vascular issues?  My infectious disease doc was of no help.

Yes: As part of vascular training, infectious etiologies of the vascular tree are covered. There are a number of vascular disorders that are cause by infections and some feel atherosclerosis in some part can be cause by an infectious agent. Arterial aneurysms can develop due to infections as well a pseudo aneurysms. Infections of arterial grafts are a major problem and are treated primarily by surgery. ...Read more

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Is an infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease doctor the same thing?

Not Quite: This is a doctor, trained as a pediatrician. Then further training was obtained in the area of childhood infections. Thus they are specialists in the area of childhood (pediatric) infections. An infectious disease doctor usually is the same but with training for adults only.Or occasionally for all ages. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is elephantiasis an infectious disease?

Hello docs, is elephantiasis an infectious disease?

Yes: It is caused by a parasitic filaria called wuchereria bancrofti. ...Read more

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How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

Disease definitions: Disease is 'being out of balance' -- 'dis' which means 'negative' and 'ease'.. Infectious diseases generally relate to illnesses caused by germs. Degenerative diseases are more 'chronic' in nature, as things wear out- whether from too much inflammation, old age or some kind of damage. Environmental diseases arise from exposures - like mold in the work place. There are docs that specialize in these ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

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Infectious Diseases (Definition)

Infectious diseases = illness/ sickness ...Read more