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I was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia caused by malaria. Can it be cured?

I was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia caused by malaria.  Can it be cured?

Yes: 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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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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Can this rash be caused by A Thyroid problem? I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism

Can this rash be caused by A Thyroid problem? I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism

IT depends: It depends on the degree you were hypothyroid assuming the diagnosis is correct. If you were sick enough to have mxedema you might have a rashon your legs or not. It all depends on your level of disease. ...Read more

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I have rhabdomyolysis caused by caduet. Can it be cured?

I have rhabdomyolysis caused by caduet. Can it be cured?

Yes: Iv fluids and eliminate the offending medication. In this case it is probably the Atorvastatin component of the caduet(caduet is 2 medications in one: amlodipine and atorvastatin). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with high alp. Could it be caused by drinking beer?

I was diagnosed with high alp. Could it be caused by drinking beer?

Yes if you drink lot: High alkaline phosphate may be related to drinking beeer if you drink a lot that can cause toxicity to the liverl.The causes of elevated alp are 1liver conditions like infections, blockagefrom a gallstone or tumor, inflammation from medicines, drinking excessivelycausing liver damage 2bone diseases 3 growth sports in children 4 kidney disease, deficiency of vit d, pregnany, . ...Read more

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Can anemia be treated by eating the right food(s)? I have a 58 year old mother who's diagnosed with anemia.

Can anemia be treated by eating the right food(s)? I have a 58 year old mother who's diagnosed with anemia.

Depends.: There are many causes for anemia. Iron deficiency and folate (folic acid) deficiency can be corrected by diet, although it may be hard to get enough iron to correct deficiency. B12 deficiency usually cannot be fixed by oral b12. Starvation obviously is diet. The other causes of anemia are not due to vitamin or mineral deficiency, & cannot be fixed by changing diet. The underlying cause must be addressed. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with having "desquamative interstitial pneumonia" or dip which is a lung disease. Can this disease be reversed? Can it be fatal?

I have been diagnosed with having "desquamative interstitial pneumonia" or dip which is a lung disease. Can this disease be reversed? Can it be fatal?

Check with your doc: Dip is relatively benign . However, there may be another diagnosis such as nsip, ipf, rbild, cop, aip, cep, uip or lip the prognosis of dip is generally good. Most patients improve with smoking cessation and corticosteroids. The overall survival is about 70% after 10 years. Your doctor may start you on Prednisone 1 mg/kg/day and you will hopefully respond. Dip is certainly better than ipf. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with kienbocks disease and was wondering could it be related to a disease called charcot-marie-tooth?

I was diagnosed with kienbocks disease and was wondering could it be related to a disease called charcot-marie-tooth?

Kienbock's /Charcot: There is no relation between kienbock's disease and charcot-marie tooth syndrome. The former is a condition which affects the blood supply to a bone in the wrist and the latter is a genetic disorder which affects the nerves in the spinal column. Please check with your physician for confirmation. ...Read more

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Could fanconi anemia can be treated in ceragem?

Could fanconi anemia can be treated in ceragem?

Don't expect help: "Ceragem" is a supposedly magic bed that gives thermal massage. It's bad enough to have a very serious illness like Fanconi's anemia. It's also bad that people will take advantage of your desperation by trying to sell you something that might make you more comfortable but won't touch this illness. Be discerning and don't reward people who may have given you veiled misinformation. ...Read more

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Mono was diagnosed 2 times in 8 months. What could be causing it to be reactivated?

Mono was diagnosed 2 times in 8 months. What could be causing it to be reactivated?

Infectious Mono: Reactivation of infectious mononucleosis is not common, and would need to know how this diagnosis was established. Assuming that your statement is correct, this would relate to some deviation in your immune system, and whether this could be further defined is problematic. ...Read more

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Can MTHFR be cured by taking MORS?

Can MTHFR be cured by taking MORS?

No: The 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) enzyme, when it is not present at all, causes seizures and intellectual disability. This is very rare. However, as many as 1 out of 4 people have slightly low MTHFR. Some people passionately believe otherwise, but mild MTHFR variants do not cause illness and do not need to be treated http://www.nature.com/gim/journal/v15/n2/full/gim2012165a.html ...Read more

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I want to know if I can be cured of mild chronic inactive gastritis permanently. It was caused by the H. Pylori infection?

I want to know if I can be cured of mild chronic inactive gastritis permanently.  It was caused by the H. Pylori infection?

Yes. Mastic gum: Mastic gum (1,000 mg per day for two-three weeks) kills 99% of H. pylori, and heals gastric and duodenal ulcers. Available on line or from a health food store. N Engl J Med. 1998 Dec 24;339(26):1946. Mastic gum kills Helicobacter pylori. Huwez FU, et al. Phytomedicine. 2010 Mar;17(3-4). The effect of mastic gum on Helicobacter pylori: a randomized pilot study. Dabos KJ, et al. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with anemia. It was assumed to be ida when the found anemia iron not tested. Have severe symptoms. Eat lots of iron. Has not improved?

Been diagnosed with anemia. It was assumed to be ida when the found anemia iron not tested. Have severe symptoms. Eat lots of iron. Has not improved?

Anemia: We don't assume. Go back to see your md. Iron test is not something fancy. It is a basic blood test. It should be done. Microcytic anemia can be caused by other conditions besides iron deficiency. If your iron is truly low- you will need to discuss with your md what is the best way to treat it. Take oral iron replacement-etc. It takes months for you to get better with oral iron. ...Read more

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Recent research found 40% of people with chronic back pain had treatable infection which could be treated with co-amoxiclav. Could this be diagnosed?

Recent research found 40% of people with chronic back pain had treatable infection which could be treated with co-amoxiclav. Could this be diagnosed?

Disciitis: Many patients who suffer ruptured discs turn out to have infections locally, and this may well explain why post-operative chronic low back pain persists, if not treated. May be a bit tough to pin down, but certain varieties of bone scans may help. Discuss with an infectious disease specialist and a neurosurgeon. This is a new discovery and not all the issues are worked out so far. ...Read more

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Ok, been told cfs?Me is caused by viral inf., does that mean soon after viral inf, or can it be from yrs ago?

Ok, been told cfs?Me is caused by viral inf., does that mean soon after viral inf, or can it be from yrs ago?

Not always viral: The etiology to viral infection has been implied in some cases, but there are multiple reasons and viral is not definite in many. Other causes have been suggested from physical as well as mental. Each person needs to be evaluated individually. The similarity to fibromyalgia is important. Many with cfs have fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my idiopathic intracranial hypertension is caused by lupus? I have been diagnosed with both.

Is it possible that my idiopathic intracranial hypertension is caused by lupus? I have been diagnosed with both.

Pseudotumor: Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is associated with obesity, use of some medications and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Lupus usually does not cause pseudotumor (IIH). However, lupus may have increased clotting tendency which may lead to venous sinus thrombosis and IIH. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism be brought on by antibiotics? Antibiotics caused pancreatitis and wondering they also can cause thyroiditis?

Can hyperthyroidism be brought on by antibiotics?  Antibiotics caused pancreatitis and wondering they also can cause thyroiditis?

Not typically: Different mechanism as to how pancreatitis and thyroid diesase occurs. Some drugs can indeed affect thyroid function, e.g. Some cardiac meds, interferon. Arguably, some idiosyncratic reaction (unexpected, unpredictable, and for no known reason) to any med could conceivably stimulate the immune system to cause hyperthyroidism-would be pretty rare. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with epstein barr. Could it be related to dematomyositis?

Just diagnosed with epstein barr. Could it be related to dematomyositis?

There is relationshi: There is evidence that ebv is associated with high risk od auto immune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus, dematomyositis, rhematoid arthritis and sjogren syndrome. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia caused by malaria. Can it be cured?

Yes: 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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Why it is said that cephalosporins can cause hemolytic anemia?

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Why it is said that cephalosporins can cause hemolytic anemia?

Autoimmune reaction: Cephalosporins interact with red blood cell membranes. The body can sometimes produce antibodies against cephalosporins that also interact with the surface of red blood cells. These antibodies thus activate the body's immune system to attack its own red blood cells, causing hemolytic anemia. This is a rare but severe side effect of cephalosporins. ...Read more

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Ferritin=364.7ng/ml, Transferrin Saturation=57% (caused by chronic mild Hemolytic Anemia of unknown cause), should I be worried about the high iron?

Ferritin=364.7ng/ml, Transferrin Saturation=57% (caused by chronic mild Hemolytic Anemia of unknown cause), should I be worried about the high iron?

Ferritin: Ferritin is the storage form of iron, rather than free serum iron in the blood. That value of 364 ng/ml falls within the normal range of most lab assays. The transferrin sat is a little high but likely that is due to the hemolysis. Basically it just says that 57% of the iron binding sites on the transferring molecules are being used. Abnormal but an expected finding in your case. ...Read more

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Feels dizzy back of head. Example; sharp turn as passenger in car can cause feeling and can last hours. Worse lying down. Has minor Hemolytic anemia?

Feels dizzy back of head. Example; sharp turn as passenger in car can cause feeling and can last hours. Worse lying down. Has minor Hemolytic anemia?

BPPV?: Maybe benign paroxysmal postural vertigo. BPPV is very common, occuring sometimes in up to 5% of the population. It's most frequent in older persons but can occur at any age. Just as certain positions or movements can trigger it, positional procedures usually can reverse it quickly. Unrelated to anemia, hemolytic or other. Google BPPV for lots of websites; the Wikipedia article is pretty good. ...Read more

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I believe that I have lupus but the doctors that I have seen are hesitant to diagnose it. I have auto immune hemolytic anemia and auto immune thrombocetapenia. What shouldi do?

I believe that I have lupus but the doctors that I have seen are hesitant to diagnose it. I have auto immune hemolytic anemia and auto immune thrombocetapenia. What shouldi do?

Treatment decisions: The real question is not "Do I have lupus?" but "How do I treat whatever this is?" There's no "magic bullet" for lupus and if it's not obvious, often the treatment is worse than the disease. The key is to manage your anemia to keep you able to function, and your thrombocytopenia to prevent serious bleeding. Decisions about administering immunosuppressants, IVIG, etc. are ahead. Be informed. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Whoa: Hemolytic anemia won't affect blood volume but will affect oxygen carrying capacity. Further, if the cause is microangiopathy, lupus, malaria, or any of a variety of others, there may be a huge number of different problems. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind, but there's no need to invoke "stress hormones"; you'd do well to stop reading "pop" explanations if someone's actually seriously sick. ...Read more

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My friend, s baby was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, and I am wondering what that is?

My friend, s baby was diagnosed with hemolytic anemia, and I am wondering what that is?

Blood destruction: Hemolytic anemia is anemia caused by blood cell destruction. Anemia can generally occur due to decreased red blood cell production or to increased red blood cell destruction. Both of these have many underlying causes. ...Read more

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I just got diagnosed with hemolytic anemia and I have been feeling sick for like 2 weeks now what should I cant keep anything down by mouth why is this?

Seek medical care: Anemia should not cause nausea and vomiting. Please seek medical care as soon as possible. There are many things that can cause nausea and vomiting but if you have been having this for two weeks you need to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can high ldh results come from hemolytic anemia?

Yes it can: Yes it can. Ldh also can be elevated in different setting- for instance- in cancer, meningitis/encephalistis, liver problem, kidney problem, tissue damage/heart attack, certain medication in addition to hemolysis. ...Read more

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What happens during a hemolytic anemia investigation?

What happens during a hemolytic anemia investigation?

Cause of hemolysis: Once hemolysis is thought to be occurring, the cause is saught. The causes are many. Some are inherent to the red blood cell (sickle cell, spherocytosis, thalassemia, g6pd deficiency). Some are from antibodies. Some are from other causes of destruction within the blood vessels (mechanical heart valves, hemolytic uremic syndrome). This work up is quite involved. ...Read more

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Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

Is autoimmune hemolytic anemia hereditary?

No: It can be due to an underlying autoimmune disorder, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, the underlying autoimmune disorder may be hereditary; but the autoimmune hemolytic anemia is not hereditary. It is simply the manifestation of the underlying disorder. There are also several causes of autoimmune hemolytic anemia that are not inherited. ...Read more

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How is autoimmune hemolytic anemia diagnosed?

Bloodwork: An examination may reveal an enlarged spleen. Tests include: direct coombs' test hemoglobin in the urine indirect coombs' test red blood cell count and serum hemoglobin reticulocyte count serum bilirubin levels serum haptoglobin. ...Read more

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Hemolytic anemia diagnosed in laboratory, what to do?

Hemolytic anemia diagnosed in laboratory, what to do?

See below: There are a number of conditions in the category of hemolytic anemia, trivial to serious in nature. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a hematologist (blood disease specialist). ...Read more

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Need to know if you would get hemolytic anemia by eating just a piece of peanut?

Need to know if you would get hemolytic anemia by eating just a piece of peanut?

No: Individuals with G-6-PD deficiency can develop episodic hemolytic anemia after ingestion of fava beans. ...Read more

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What's a way to explain to my job that I have an inherited hemolytic anemia disease?

What's a way to explain to my job that I have an inherited hemolytic anemia disease?

? necessary: Is it any of their business? If trying to explain it, suggest it is a breakup of blood cells in the blood stream. ...Read more

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What is hemolytic anemia?

What is hemolytic anemia?

RBC breakdown: There are many possibilities that would cause RBC breakdown. Antibodies, abnormal RBC membranes (spherocytosis), abnormal hemoglobins (sickle cell, thalassemia), abnormal RBC enzymes. If hemolytic ane is is suspected, many tests may be ordered. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


Dr. James Ball
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Anemia, Hemolytic (Definition)

Occurs when red blood cells are destroyed too quickly. ...Read more