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What infectious agents cause meningitis?

What infectious agents cause meningitis?

Infection: Meningitis is caused by an bacterial or viral infections. Some meningitis infections are extremely serious, and may result in death or brain damage, even if treated. Other rare causes are chemical irritation, fungi and tumors. ...Read more

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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

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

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What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

Assays.: These kinds of diseases are tested for ny tests called assays that test for viral antigen oe antibodies to the viral antigens or proteins. For example, the hepatitis b surface antigen (hbsag) is the screening testy for hepatitis b infection. Meanwhile, the anti-hbs antibody tells if the person has recovered from the hepatitis b infection, or has been vaccinated. ...Read more

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What are other causes of labyrinthitis besides viral and bacterial infections?

What are other causes of labyrinthitis besides viral and bacterial infections?

Surgical trauma: Labyrinthitis by definition is an inflammation of the inner ear. The inner ear has both the organ for hearing (cochlea) and the organs of balance. Bacterial infections of the labyrinth are very rare and life-threatening. The cause of inner ear inflammation is usually viral but can certainly follow middle ear or inner ear surgery. Middle ear infections can also penetrate into the inner ear. ...Read more

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What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

What is the difference between infectious diseases and non infectious diseases?

See below: An infectious disease is caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasites. Infectious diseases can affect almost every organ in the body. Examples are boils, abscesses, influenza, colds, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, amoebic dysentery, hiv/aids, malaria, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis etc. Etc. All other diseases would be non-infectious diseases. ...Read more

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How to prevent infectious and no-infectious diseases?

Live well: The best thing to do to avoid disease is to live sensibly -- that means 'no bad habits' - like smoking, alcohol etc. Exercising at least 5x week. Eating well - avoiding all the fast-foods, 'junk' out there. Sleeping 8 hrs a night. Keeping stress levels to the minimum. AND checking in with your doc periodically for routine health care incl. vaccinations etc. Give your primary doc a call & take care ...Read more

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Which diseases or illnesses cause diarrhea?

Which diseases or illnesses cause diarrhea?

Diarrhea: There are so many potential causes of diarrhea. If you have had persistent diarrhea i recommend a full physical with lab testing from your primary physician. ...Read more

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How are viral and bacterial diseases distinguished from each other?

How are viral and bacterial diseases distinguished from each other?

See details: Viral diseases are caused by viruses and bacterial disease are caused by bacteria. There are innumerable diseases that fall into each category. ...Read more

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What are the acute and chronic diseases associated with legionella?

What are the acute and chronic diseases associated with  legionella?

Pneumonia: Legionella is a relatively common cause of community-acquired and hospital acquired pneumonias. Legionnaire's disease is a syndrome of pneumonia caused by legionella species. One acute, febrile, self-limited infection caused by legionella is pontiac fever. I am unaware of any chronic infections involving legionella species. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?

Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?

Molecular mimicry: Why yes viral infections certainly do display molecular mimicry. Most commonly are the herpesvirus family (herpes simplex, varicella, cmv, ebv...16 in all). That is why these viruses remain latent within us and if the immune system is disrupted by acquired immunodeficiencies (age, chemotherapy, HIV or other viral infections) these viruses then reactivate. ...Read more

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Can mononucleosis cause other diseases or conditions?

Can mononucleosis cause other diseases or conditions?

Mimic: Mono can mimic other diseases and vice versa. If you have mono, make sure you are followed closely by your MD. ...Read more

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What causes a chronic bacterial prostatitis?

What causes a chronic bacterial prostatitis?

Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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What are other possible causes of mononucleosis, besides the Epstein-Barr Virus?

What are other possible causes of mononucleosis, besides the Epstein-Barr Virus?

Mono syndrome: About 80%= of mono syndrome is triggered by EB virus. Other agents like cytomegalovirus, a cousin of EBV , the adenovirus and toxoplasmosis (a paracite) can cause similar syndromes.The agent can be determined by specific antibody testing., ...Read more

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What are some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

What are some possible causes for recurring bacterial infections?

A few: More commonly maybe the initial infection was never killed off properly, maybe, the host environment is conducive for bacterial growth, maybe the bacteria was resistent to the initial treament....Area of the infection is not kept clean.....To name a few. ...Read more

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What are a few diseases caused by bacteria?

One: "Strep throat": Bacteria cause many diseases in humans. Some include: strep throat, gonorrhea, some forms of meningitis, some forms of pneumonia, and staph infections of the skin. Most bacterial infections are treated effectively by antibiotics, but antibiotics must be tailored to the specific infection and taken as prescribed in order to help guarantee that the drugs will work. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Hi,Which std viruses causes fatigue and death.

Hi,Which std viruses causes fatigue and death.

STD virus?: HIV, Hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Human Papilloma virus (HPV) and Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be sexually transmitted. Only HIV is really likely to cause death although under certain circumstances you could die from Hep B or CMV. Fatigue will certainly happen along the way ...Read more

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Causes and treatment for chronic bacterial vaginosis?

Causes and treatment for chronic bacterial vaginosis?

Alternatives: Intravaginal boric acid, a 600 mg capsule once nightly for 14 days may be able to help with your problem. This medication is not FDA-approved for this purpose and must be made by a compounding pharmacy. Boric acid can be fatal if swallowed rather than used intravaginally, so be careful around children. Still it's a worthwhile option when all the antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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What are the causes of non-infectious folliculitis?

What are the causes of non-infectious folliculitis?

Folliculitis : Types of non-infectious folliculitis: pseudo folliculitis barbae eosinophilic folliculitis folliculitis keloidalis oil folliculitis malignancy. ...Read more

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How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

Not quantified: Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases. ...Read more

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