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Information site on infectious disease?

Information site on infectious disease?

Cdc: is an excellent site for infectious diseases. Additionally, the program for monitoring emerging diseases is a good place to follow outbreaks all over the world. ...Read more

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if ...Read more


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Information on inflamatory breast disease?

Information on inflamatory breast disease?

Mimics infection: Inflammatory bc can look like a bad infection - the breast is swollen and red and often tender. In general, if you have a significant breast infection - you should be seen and treated by a doc anyhow. If the condition is atypical or you do not respond promptly to antibiotics you will need to see a breast specialist. Ibc is usually a treated with chemo followed by surgery and radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear, although the cause may be a viral infection, such as infection with certain strains of the human herpes virus (hhv6 or hhv7). Pityriasis rosea, however, isn't believed to be contagious. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on clinical trials for alzheimer's disease?

Where can I find information on clinical trials for alzheimer's disease?

Several web sites: Clinicaltrials.Gov , the alzheimers disease website has a research link where you can find clinical trials. Also if there is medical school near you, check the web site for research or call the school and ask for the officeof research. They should be able to direct you to the correct department that is running the study. ...Read more

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Is information about spread of meningitis on internet reliable?

Is information about spread of meningitis on internet reliable?

Somewhat: You must always temper the overinformation barrage from the internet with common sense as well as the understanding that you are not a dr. And therefore cannot sift through this. Very little meningits is contagious- yet those which are contagious are very bad. It requires a trained medical professional to work all this out and make an informed decision as to contagion. ...Read more

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Diagnosised with igg4 deficiency & lupus (informally stage 2) on medication incl plasmoquine ,health is deterioating, dr is hestating on chemoth why?

Diagnosised with igg4 deficiency & lupus (informally stage 2)  on medication incl plasmoquine ,health is deterioating, dr is hestating on chemoth why?

Ask the hesitant why: This can only really be answered by the hesitant provider whom already knows you as a patient. Many factors can be involved, and the doctor is probably looking out in your best interest, including possible adverse reactions to treatment which might not yet be appropriate. Write down your questions for your MD...you sound quite intelligent....and don't fear demanding answers. Zmd ...Read more

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Any info on osgood slaughter disease?

Any info on osgood slaughter disease?

Osgood Schlatter: Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It is associated with tight quadriceps (especially the rectus femoris). There can be a painful fragmentation that occurs at this area. The best treatment is stretching (and more stretching) nsaids and rice. It resolves when the growth plates close. ...Read more

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Is genetics testing available for huntington's disease or is the diagnosis based on only on symptoms?

Is genetics testing available for huntington's disease or is the diagnosis based on only on symptoms?

Yes: Pre-symptomatic testing is available through mutational analysis of the gene. It is not recommended in children until they can give meaningful informed consent. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Bad diagnosis.: Nifh (non-immune fetal hydrops) is a rare but serious diagnosis that can prove lethal for the fetus and dangerous for the mother. Its causes are multiple (structural cardiac defects being one of the most common with or without arrhythmia) and its outcome depends on the gestational age at diagnosis (earlier is worse) and availability of expert perinatal care at a tertiary hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's your opinion on treating paget's disease of bone?

What's your opinion on treating paget's disease of bone?

Depends: Paget's can be localized or widespread. It can cause deformity and nerve damage.. Treatment involves drugs like Didronel (etidronate) etc..See a good doctor and have your xrays assessed fully. ...Read more

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Can you please define Lyme disease and where does Lyme disease come from?

Can you please define Lyme disease and where does Lyme disease come from?

Bacterial infection: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to have lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. It is proven that lyme can be transmitted by biting flies & possibly by mosquitoes, fleas, spiders etc. It can be transmitted in utero to babies & possibly sexually. It can cause many symptoms. See comment:. ...Read more

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Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Checking for info on celiac disease, food allergy profile?

Not food allergy: Celiac is not an ige mediated disease, so food allergy screening is not appropriate for celiac disease. Celiac is an immune reaction to grains. ...Read more

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Where can I find more information on menieres disease?

Where can I find more information on menieres disease?

Certain websites: Good sources of medical information include: johns hopkins newsletters; mayo clinic; national insitute of medicine; 'google' it; an excellent book on neurology or otolaryngology; webmd, a neurologist or ENT physician, the meniere's association are some of the sources. ...Read more

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I would like more information on von hippel lindau disease?

I would like more information on von hippel lindau disease?

RENAL CYSTIC D.: It is one of the malformation syndromes with congenital renal cysts.There are angioma proliferation in the retina, brain, spinal cord and adrenal glands.Disorders include oral, facial, digital sysdrome. ...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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Can anyone provide info on granuloma annulare such as links and or studies of this disease? I need viable information

Can anyone provide info on granuloma annulare such as links and or studies of this disease? I need viable information

Granuloma Annulare: There is a nice update on granuloma annulare in this months american journal of clinical dermatology. Google: 'etiology, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of granuloma annulare: an update.' and it will take you right to it. ...Read more

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Sjogren's syndrome== any information on treatment would be appreciated!?

Sjogren's syndrome== any information on treatment would be appreciated!?

Dysautonomia: This syndrome has been recognized in the medical literature as part of a compromised autonomic (automatic) nervous system that is the underlying cause. Amazingly, it can be treated by the use of intravenous vitamins. I suggest you go to [email protected] to seek a doc who does this in or near your area. They are not common because cam is not yet readily accepted. ...Read more

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