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Is coxsackie virus considered an autoimmune disease?

Is coxsackie virus considered an autoimmune disease?

No: Coxsackie virus infections cause some cold symptoms, small throat ulcers, rashes on the hands and feet, some fever, tummy upset, etc... It is not considered an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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Can catching a virus trigger an autoimmune disease in less than two weeks? Help please?

Can catching a virus trigger an autoimmune disease in less than two weeks? Help please?

Yes: Post-viral diseases such as arthritis or certain neurologic issues can occur in less than 2 weeks after infection. ...Read more

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Bili ALT AST have been elevated on off for a yr confirmed mild diffuse fatty infiltration. hep viruses and autoimmune disease ruled out. Cirrhosis?

Bili ALT AST have been elevated on off for a yr confirmed mild diffuse fatty infiltration. hep viruses and autoimmune disease ruled out. Cirrhosis?

Possible: Cirrhosis is advanced liver disease and can be the eventual outcome of long-standing liver inflammation. The only way to detect early signs of cirrhosis would be liver biopsy. Imaging studies and endoscopy only find advanced disease. You should be seeing a specialist who can advise you on cause, risks and treatments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hand, foot and mouth disease (coxsackie virus) twice?

Is it  possible to get hand, foot and mouth disease (coxsackie virus) twice?

Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu. ...Read more

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Acute heart failure/myopathy from an autoimmune disease or virus/bacteria... Wouldn't this cause an abnormal CBC, C-RP & ESR??

Not necessarily: All these are general tests , not specific to a certain disease, you can have all what you mentioned with normal values of the said tests, ...Read more

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Bili ALT AST elevated on off for a yr.other labs normal high rdw. Hep viruses autoimmune disease neg . Ct fatty liver US 6 mth later nothin cirrhosis?

Bili ALT AST elevated on off for a yr.other labs normal high rdw. Hep viruses autoimmune disease neg . Ct fatty liver US 6 mth later nothin cirrhosis?

Depends on biopsy: Cirrhosis can only be truly proven by a liver biopsy. Certain lab tests, such as bilirubin, INR, albumin, and platelets are often used as surrogate markers of liver function, and are an indirect estimator/predictor of cirrhosis. Additionally, imaging such as ultrasound or CT can suggest cirrhosis. But again, a biopsy is technically needed to prove the diagnosis of cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How long is coxsackie virus contagious for?

How long is coxsackie virus contagious for?

Transmissability: The maximum risk of contagion lasts one week after the beginning of symptoms. The recovered person may remain mildly contagious for a couple of weeks after recovery. Pregnant women should be especially careful as they can pass down the infection to the fetus and coxsackie infection has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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What sicknesses are associated with coxsackie virus and enterovirus 71?

What sicknesses are associated with coxsackie virus and enterovirus 71?

Coxsachie: Group a coxsackieviruses tend to infect the skin and mucous membranes, causing herpangina, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, and hand foot and mouth disease coxachie b cardiomyopathy entro 17 produces nervous system disorders and hand foot mouth disease though milder cases may cause diarrhea or be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the coxsackie virus on your genitals ?

Is it possible to get the coxsackie virus on your genitals ?

Yes: The rash associated with hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and small children often begins in the genital area. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has coxsackie virus. Should I put anything on his rash?

My 18 month old has coxsackie virus. Should I put anything on his rash?

Not necessary: The rash from Coxsackie virus is typically aymptomatic, and will resolve when the virus has run its course. It is not usually necessary to put anything on the rash. However, some children do seem to find the rash itchy. If this is the case, some topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually works well to sooth the itch. If you think your child finds the rash uncomfortable, give him some acetaminophen. ...Read more

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How to treat a coxsackie virus infection on genitals?

How to treat a coxsackie virus infection on genitals?

See dr: How do you know it's a coxsackie virus? I would strongly suggest seeing your gynecologist to properly evaluate and treat any rash or concerns in the genital area. ...Read more

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What do the different subclasses or groups of the coxsackie virus mean? I was positive for 2, 3, and 6.

Family names: The classification of viruses relies on a variety of shared vs different features which could relate to where they attack or how they differ in their structure. The coxsackie viruses were originally named for the place where they were found (coxsackie, new york) , but they are also enteroviruses (intestine attackers). Sub classes a ; b with subtypes are bases on their cell wall structure. ...Read more

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How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

Several weeks: This is from the Department of Public Health "When can a person spread the virus to to others? A person may spread the virus to to others just prior to the onset of symptoms, during the acute stage of illness and perhaps longer, since this virus may persist in the stool for several weeks. The incubation period is usually 3-5 days. I have copied the full link for more information http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388270 ...Read more

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What type of viral cycle does the coxsackie virus have?

What type of viral cycle does the coxsackie virus have?

Enterovirus: Coxsackie b viruses are single-strand RNA viruses. Symptoms of infection with viruses in the coxsackie b grouping include fever, headache, sore throat, gastrointestinal distress, as well as chest and muscle pain.The virus is distributed via the fecal-oral route, and infection commonly occurs after eating contaminated food. Supportive care is the norm of treatment..No medications are effective. ...Read more

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Can t1d be triggered by a common cold virus, not just the coxsackie virus? Any answers appreciated!

Can t1d be triggered by a common cold virus, not just the coxsackie virus? Any answers appreciated!

No: T1DM can happen gradually with a buildup of anti-insulin producing cell antibodies for weeks or months when some triggering event brings out symptomatic disease.An illness of any description could be the tipping point, because it triggers stress hormones that raise the blood sugar.There are other ways to kill off insulin production (genetic ,toxic) but a cold will not do the deed. ...Read more

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Can you catch coxsackie virus by kissing and drinking after them. What's the main stympons?

Can you catch coxsackie virus by kissing and drinking after them. What's the main stympons?

No, Fecal-Oral: It is usually transmitted through 'fecal-oral' (toys, utensils, other objects come in contact with infected body fluids (feces) and then pass the infection along.) poor handwashing, diaper changing, etc. Initial symptoms include fever, sore throat, malaise, and poor appetite. After a couple days, mouth blisters/ulcers, then an itchy rash on palms/soles. It can lead to life threatening problems. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more