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Is HIV deadly?

Is HIV deadly?

Yes, but: Hiv is almost always deadly if not treated. But, if you get treatment and take the medications, it is not usually deadly in today's world. It is important to see a doctor experienced in HIV treatment, and to take your medications as the doctor recommends. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more


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If untreated is syphilis deadly?

If untreated is syphilis deadly?

Absolutely: The Tuskeegee study, in which mostly black men in the US south known to have syphilis were followed until they became symptomatic with the advanced disease rather than being treated, was a crime. However, it left no doubt that one can indeed die of syphilis. Even today, one occasionally sees neurosyphilis or a ruptured thoracic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Is meningococcemia deadly?

Is meningococcemia deadly?

Yes.: Yes, it can be rapidly fatal if not treated quickly. ...Read more

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How deadly is meningococcal?

How deadly is meningococcal?

Very: Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 8 patients infected with this bacteria will die, even with treatment. Get vaccinated! ...Read more

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Is trichomoniasis fatal?

Is trichomoniasis fatal?

No: Men may experience penile discharge, burning w urination ; /or ejaculation as well as itching internal to the penis. Woman may have green/yellow/white or clear discharge ; redness, itching, burning of tissues. Pain may occur w urination or w sex. Complications of untreated trichomoniasis include the development of pelvic inflammatory disease in women. Complications in both men ; women can ^ risk. ...Read more

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How deadly is infective endocarditis?

How deadly is infective endocarditis?

Endocarditis: Infective Endocarditis (IE) is a serious disease cause by both bacteria/fungi infecting the inner lining of the heart (endocardium). It requires aggressive antibiotic/fungal treatment-but can also include surgery to repair/replace heart valves effected. The usual cause of death is congestive heart failure - neurologic complication are also often seen. Mortality can be 20-25% even with treatment. ...Read more

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What is syphilis virus?

What is syphilis virus?

Bacteria, not virus: There is no syphilis virus. Syphilis is a bacterial disease, caused by treponema pallidum, a spirochete. ...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 leukemia deadly?

Is leukemia deadly?

Depends: Leukemia is one of those cancers for which modern treatment has created a high percentage of cures. This is age related; the younger the better. There are a number of types of leukemia and some are more deadly than others. The basic statement of course is untreated leukemia is always fatal. ...Read more

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How lethal is lymes disease?

How lethal is lymes disease?

It can be serious: If left untreated it can cause significant cardiac, arthritic and neurologic problems. Death from untreated lyme death would be very rare. ...Read more

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Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Is leprosy a fatal disease?

Sort of: Leprosy is a chronic slowly progressive illness and it is treatable. Left untreated, it can cause death after a number of years of being ill with the disease. ...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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Is leukoplakia deadly?

Is leukoplakia deadly?

Maybe: A disorder of a mucous membrane characterized by one or more white patches, occurring most commonly on the cheek, tongue, vulva, or penis: often medically insignificant but sometimes becoming malignant. A biopsy is necessary to make a definitive diagnosis. ...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 hypothyroidism deadly?

Is hypothyroidism deadly?

Low Thyroid: No. Simply put. But, that does not mean that the dysfunction and possible depression that comes with severe low thyroid levels is not dangerous. Thyroid medicine is cheap. It is easy and safe to take. ...Read more

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If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

If untreated is Lyme disease fatal?

LYME DISEASE: Lyme disease can cause serious heart irregularities including complete heart block which can be fatal if not treated properly. ...Read more

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How deadly is pneumonia?

How deadly is pneumonia?

Varies: Some forms are mild and self heal over days/weeks. These are often viral. Some forms are very aggressive and deadly. Jim Henson, the puppet master that started the Muppets died from pneumococcal pneumonia in a few days after initially shrugging off symptoms to work. By the time he went in they couldn't stop it from killing him. ...Read more

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