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Is Roseola dangerous?

Is Roseola dangerous?

Generally not.: It is a viral illness with a fever and a rash, occurring in young children. With fluids and over-the-counter fever reducers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil), a child will recover in a couple of days. However, if there are any concerns about the diagnosis or what else to do, please see your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmet Baschat
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Parvovirus (Definition)

Parvovirus b 19 causes an illness associated with rash, sometimes with red cheeks we call" slapped cheek; fever, and joint symptoms. It does not require any antibiotics since it is a virus. It can be spread to ...Read more


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Is meningitis a dangerous disease?

Is meningitis a dangerous disease?

Depends on agent: Meningitis is defined as an inflamation(generally caused by infection) of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord.The agent may be bacterial (like strep/staph/meningococcus); viral, fungal or parocitic.Some viral cases are mild & resolve without special rx. Most bacterial are deadly if untreated & may damage even with rx. Fungal & paracitic causes are also deadly & often harder to rx. ...Read more

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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 dangerous is cmv?

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How dangerous is cmv?

Depends: CMV (cytomegalovirus) infection in children and young adults with intact immune system is usually a trivial infection. However, pregnant mother becomes infected the first time, the virus infects her fetus. Sensorineural hearing loss and developmental delay are common sequelae following congenital CMV infection. ...Read more

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How dangerous is yersinia?

How dangerous is yersinia?

Most of time okay...: I assume you're talking about the yersinia that causes diarrhea and abd discomfort. Most cases do not merit treatment. In people with co-morbidities (diabetes, suppressed immune system) and those with severe disease (the bacteria is in the blood stream and they're septic), then it can be dangerous and treatment is needed. Most of the time cases get better on their own. ...Read more

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Is is true that viral meningitis is contagious?

Is is true that viral meningitis is contagious?

Yes: Viral meningtitis could be transmitted in a fashion similar to the common cold. The duration of possible transmission varies but averages 7-10 days. It is important to seek medical attention right away if you think you might have viral meningitis. ...Read more

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How dangerous is malaria?

How dangerous is malaria?

It is sometimes: fatal. Plasmodium falciparum can be especially dangerous. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis dangerous?

Is tracheitis dangerous?

Yes: Depends on all associated cardiac, pulmonary risk factors and response to treatments. May progress to pneumonia if not treated and that can be lethal. ...Read more

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Is it true that dichlorvos is dangerous / poisonous?

Is it true that dichlorvos is dangerous / poisonous?

Yes !!: Dichlorvos (2,2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate or DDVP) is a organophosphate insecticide which is very toxic. ...Read more

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What is gastrointestinal influenza? Is it contagious?

What is gastrointestinal influenza? Is it contagious?

Gastroenteritis: I prefer to use gastroenteritis to describe what people refer to as the 'stomach flu', vomiting, diarrhea, sometimes accompanied by fever. It is usually casused by a viruses-this year we are seeing a lot of norovirus. Gastroenteritis can also be caused by bacteria-like e. Coli, salmonella, shigella, yersinia, campylobacter. It is not influenza (respiratory illnes, longer lasting, severe). ...Read more

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Is rabies lethal or nonlethal?

Is rabies lethal or nonlethal?

ALWAYS LETHAL: After the acute phase, death is inevitable. ...Read more

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My rubella IgG is 13.10iu/ml is it dangerous ?

My rubella IgG is 13.10iu/ml is it dangerous ?

Rubella antibodies: Greater than 9.0 iu/ml is considered by most labs to indicate adequate protective immunity. Tou should be protected against rubella infections. ...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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Is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus?

Is it true that rhinovirus is a retrovirus?

No: It is a picornavirus. There are some similarities (it's genome is made of rna) but it is not a retrovirus (like hiv). It is a cause of the common cold, and it typically not life threatening. ...Read more

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What is considered a dangerous fever temperature?

What is considered a dangerous fever temperature?

Over 105: Generally temp over 38 degrees centigrade or 100.4 farenheit are considered elevations. The other symptoms present detemine the severity of the illness. Under 2 mos of age this elevation requires immediate care.Over 105 requires immediate attention at any age. ...Read more

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Joints infection name romatic fever is it dangerous?

Joints infection name romatic fever is it dangerous?

Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever is due to an autoimmune reaction to a non treated strep throat. If you have cardiac ( heart) involvement it can be very serious depending on your exposure. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pneumonia?

How dangerous is pneumonia?

PNA treatable.: In a young person, like yourself it's usually treatable without much danger. In an older person with significant medical issue, however, could be fatal. Pneumonia needs to be taken seriously and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Fifth Disease (Definition)

A viral illness that starts with a "slapped cheek" rash on cheeks and a flat red spotted rash, mostly on the arms and upper legs, that can cause joint swelling and pain. It can be harmful ...Read more