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Is anthrax severe?

Is anthrax severe?

Can be: Pulmonary anthrax can be deadly within days. Other forma, not so problamatic but worthy of agressive treatment. See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax. ...Read more

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Is anthrax always fatal?

Is anthrax always fatal?

No: It can be treated with penicillin and other antibiotics. The pulmonary form of anthrax is the form most likely to be fatal. ...Read more

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How is acute bronchitis be fatal in an elder?

How is acute bronchitis be fatal in an elder?

Infection...: Acute bronchitis is due to infection of the airways. If the infection is severe enough, it could result in decreased oxygen levels in the body which, in turn, could cause the heart to have a fatal arrhythmia. Fortunately, this does not happen often as most cases of acute bronchitis resolve with treatment. It could also infect the lungs, causing pneumonia, which is sometimes fatal, esp in elderly. ...Read more

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How dangerous is respiratory anthrax nowadays?

How dangerous is respiratory anthrax nowadays?

Very dangerous: Inhalation anthrax death rate is estimated to be approximately 75% with treatment. Prior to development of aggressive treatments the death rate was more like 99%. ...Read more

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How deadly is anthrax?

How deadly is anthrax?

Very: Skin, gastrointestinal and pulmonary anthrax are increasingly deadly in the order listed. Pulmonary anthrax, once it becomes apparent, is lethal in almost all cases. ...Read more

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Is malarial meningitis always fatal in adults?

Is malarial meningitis always fatal in adults?

Cerebral malaria: Yes. It is a very lethal infection with mortality as high upto 80% with best clinical setting. The key to save lives are avoiding mosquito bites, recognising the early signs and symptoms of malaria and initiating treatment at the earliest. Lastly, anticipating complications like cerebral malaria and treating aggressively. ...Read more

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What is adult respiratory distress syndrome and is it fatal?

What is adult respiratory distress syndrome and is it fatal?

See below: A reaction of the body against its own lung tissue in response to a variety of insults, such as infection, sepsis, pancreatitis, severe trauma, burns, severe allergy etc etc. It can be fatal if not treated. With appropriate treatment, more than half of the patients survive, most regain normal or near normal lung function. ...Read more

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Is rhomben encephalitis fatal in adults?

Is rhomben encephalitis fatal in adults?

Could be.: All encephalitis are serious. This is an encephalitis attacking the posterior and low areas of the neuronal axis below the brain(hindbrain). Rhombencephalo[from rhombus + encephalon]:is the part of the brain that develops from the posterior portion of the embryonic neural tube and comprises the cerebellum, pons, and the medulla oblongata.Compare mesencephalon, prosencephalon. ...Read more

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Is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal? How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal?  How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Not always fatal.: Chronic bronchitis is chronic, obviously, and progressive but is not universally fatal. There are medications available to improve survival in patients with chronic bronchitis and emphysema. ...Read more

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What is severe incapolitis?

Encapsulitis?: Frozen shoulder...Have a look: http://orthopedics.About.Com/cs/frozenshoulder/a/frozenshoulder.Htm.

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Coccidioidomycosis, is it potentially fatal?

Coccidioidomycosis, is it potentially fatal?

Often not fatal: For most otherwise healthy people coccidioidomycosis is a mild self-limited disease. Probably a surprisingly high percentage of the us population has been exposed without knowing it. Those with hiv/aids or some other immunodeficiency are at risk for more severe or disseminated disease, which can most certainly be fatal. ...Read more

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How fatal is tuberculosis?

How fatal is tuberculosis?

That depends: Has it been treated? What part of the body has it infected? Is it drug resistant? How compliant has one been with treatment? How advanced is it? ...Read more

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Is there a difference in mortality of cutaneous, inhaled and gastrointestinal anthrax?

Is there a difference in mortality of cutaneous, inhaled and gastrointestinal anthrax?

Yes: Mortality rate for untreated cutaneous anthrax is 10 -20 percent but less than 1% with correct antibiotic tx. The mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is around 75% (50 - 90 %) even with antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50 % (25 -60%). Effect of early antibiotic tx is uncertain for gi. Meningitis due to anthrax is just about 100% fatal. ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis curable in adults and is it lifethreatening ?

Is bronchiolitis curable in adults
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Yes, no: In adults, bronchiolitis usually is a mild disease. Goes away on its own and rarely threatens an adult's life. In the elderly and those who may be immunocompromised it may pose more serious threats. ...Read more

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Also, is chronic bronchitis ALWAYS fatal? How fatal is chronic bronchitis?

Nah: Nope, chronic bronchitis is not always fatal. When smoking is associated, there is certainly a higher risk of an associated fatal disease, such as cancer or COPD, of course. ...Read more

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What is anthrax?

Bacterial infection: Infectious disease caused by bacteria called bacillus anthracis. Called woolsorter's disease because those at highest risk work around hoofed animals such as sheep, cattle, goats. Infection in humans most often involves the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or lungs. Can be treated with certain antibiotics. Can be fatal if not treated. ...Read more

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How effective is immunization in pneumonia?

How effective is immunization in pneumonia?

Pneumonia vaccines: Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) for children and Pneumovax for adults is very effective at preventing morbidity and mortality related to pneumococcal bacterial pneumonia. There are plenty of other bacteria and viruses which can cause pneumonia but for which there are no vaccines. ...Read more

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Which heat illness is life-threatening for fetus?

Which heat illness is life-threatening for fetus?

Hyperthermia noxious: Any type of prolonged maternal hyperthermia (fever, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sauna) is a potential fetal teratogen and should be avoided as much as possible. I would not go as far as life-threatening, but certainly noxious conditions that should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is bacterial meningitis in children considered very serious?

Is bacterial meningitis in children considered very serious?

Very serious...: Bacterial meningitis is a very serious infection. Factors that improve outcome depend on which bacteria is causing the infection and how sensitive it is to antibiotics. The earlier a diagnosis can be made and the proper antibiotics and supportive treatment can be given, the better the child will do. Many children do survive meningitis with no long term problems, but some do not. ...Read more