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Is It Possible For Thrombocytopenia To Affect Morbidity
Yes: Platelets are little plugs present in the bloodstream which control bleeding from small blood vessels. Minor decreases in platelet counts should have no effect on most people, yet moderate decreases can lead to problems following trauma or surgery; at very low levels, spontaneous bleeding may occur, which can be life-threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An epidemiologist might talk about how much disability / how much lost work time is produced by a particular illness that is epidemic or endemic. A hospital "morbidity" conference deals with sickness that has developed in patients that might not have been expected ...Read more
Is there a way to be easily tested for renal hypertension as a possible cause of secondary HTN? Why is it such an involved procedure?
Yes: Central nervous system lupus can cause many problems including seizures, psychosis and stroke. Any of these are serious and need to be treated by a Rheumatologist. Also many drugs used to treat.Lupus, particularly corticosteroids and even NSAIDS. Discuss this with your Rheumatologist. ...Read more
Agatroban: Agatroban is an anticoagulant. Its use in pregnancy and gestational thrombocytopenia is not well known or studied. It is a class b drug and may be used in pregnancy if medically necessary but under strict monitoring by the physician. It may cause excessive bleeding with gestational thrombocytopenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for a 26yo male to have spinal arthritis, and what are the long-term complications?
Generally speaking (& this can only be a general question because of the lack of additional Information), would it be
unusual (even if it is possible) for monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis, by itself, to cause a very high CRP going up to 148.5 mg/L?
How long is safe to take gabapentin for rls? I´m afraid the long term use can cause parkinson´s disease... Is it possible to happen?
Safety: Gabapentin has been around since early 1970s and used for lots of conditions into the very high doses. Typically no causative issues with degenerative problems like parkinsons. With that being said, it does have side effects. With any medications you have weigh benefit vs. Risk. For RLS doses, typically side effects are minimal. Have treated people upwards of 10 years with Gabapentin ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is early repolarization- high take off? What are the risks? Is it a desiese? Can it lead to a heart attack?
Depends on severity: Lupus is can be an multisystem inflammatory disease and may involve skin discoid lupus, facial rash, joint involvement, lung involvement, etc. Recovery depends on the site, and severity of the disease. It can be kept quiet with the help of nsaids, antimalarials, oral steroids, chemotherapy and immunomodulants. ...Read more
Possibly: This can happens in some individuals.Get a more detailed answer ›
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