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Is It True That Rhinovirus Is A Retrovirus
They bind receptors: On cells that line the nose, mouth and then invade the cells, replicate in them and them burst them to release more viruses. These new viruses repeat this cycle till the immune system clears them from the body. ...Read more
That is: An impossible question to answer because there is no way to quantify the minimum viral particles necessary for infection. In any case, since host factors are critical in determining the vulnerability to infection, the answer would vary. ...Read more
Common cold: Typically rhinovirus is responsible for several of the common colds that afflict us. It enters a host cell and then replicates or reproduces and infects other cells until one becomes symptomatic. The duration can last 3 to 4 days until the body's defensive cells put the virus back under control. ...Read more
If colds are caused by rhinovirus mainly, why doesn't our inmune system have defenses against it? (like measles).Does this virus change everyear? .
Many viruses: The "common cold" is caused by many viruses, though, as you point out, rhinovirus is the most common accounting for 30–80% of colds in a given season. Others include a type of picornavirus with 99 known serotypes, coronavirus, influenza viruses, adenoviruses, human parainfluenza viruses, human respiratory syncytial virus, enteroviruses and more. ...Read more
The nose: As the name implies "rhino" refers to the nose. ...Read more
It could but: If you have had symptoms for more than 7 days you may consider getting checked out to make sure you don't have a bacterial sinus infection. ...Read more
Need help docs! My 23month old been diagnosed with rhinovirus one of her symtom is a really bad cough is this common?
Rhinovirus=a cold: Rhinovirus is the most common virus causing the common cold. It's certainly associated with cough. Unless you can't breathe well or cough up blood (in which case see a doctor asap), it likely will improve in the next week or so, with some annoying lingering cough for up to a month thereafter. ...Read more
Is it common to get Acute Myocarditis after a common cold? Specifically, more than likely a Rhinovirus. If so, is mortality high?
No: Myocarditis is a rare disease, but not extremely rare. It does happen to people, but it is hard to find any exact numbers about it. Maybe one's chances of getting it are 1 in 5000 or 1 in 10000 people... these are just rough estimates. Likewise, it's not known how many cases are happening after Rhinovirus infections. ...Read more
Not usually: Rhinovirus affects the nose. Excessive nasal secretions when swallowed may irritate stomach. It won't cause food poisoning. ...Read more
Recently hospitalized w/rhinovirus & flu. It's been 1 1/2 weeks I was feeling better but now have chest pain again, head ache, O2 drops to 86%.?
13mnth has immunodeficiency unspecified&abnormal liver function unspecified last wk was sick w/ rhinovirus&adenovirus is now sick again w/fever&cough?
Immunedficiency: You need to take him to an allergist immunologist to determine what is going on with his immune system, look one up at aaaai. Org or acaai. Org. ...Read more
Can rhinovirus cause headache, congestion and viral rash on stomach? No fever, rash is almost gone but still congested.
No, but its still...: ...Deadly. Influenza is still a leading killer, inspite of the existence of a vaccine. It is not part of the family of viruses known as retroviruses, which tend to incorporate themselves into the genome of the host cell. Get your flu-shopt every year and wash your hands regularly during the flu-season. ...Read more
Please help Baby 2 mths old blood test positive for something "retrovirus" can't get hold of doctor for more info until Monday what could it be?
Don't ask yet: It was a mistake to give you this partial information, so it is likely that the information itself is mistaken. Don't pursue this until you are able to get an accurate answer from the physician; if it is serious, he/she will probably schedule a face-to-face meeting. ...Read more