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Is tetanus always fatal?

Is tetanus always fatal?

No: Tetanus tends to be fatal more for the young and older patients. It is often fatal within the first week and forms that involve paralysis of the respiratory muscles are most difficult. Case fatality rates run from 5-30%. Recovery does not afford lifetime immunity. ...Read more

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Is anthrax always fatal?

Is anthrax always fatal?

No: It can be treated with penicillin and other antibiotics. The pulmonary form of anthrax is the form most likely to be fatal. ...Read more

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Is malarial meningitis always fatal in adults?

Is malarial meningitis always fatal in adults?

Cerebral malaria: Yes. It is a very lethal infection with mortality as high upto 80% with best clinical setting. The key to save lives are avoiding mosquito bites, recognising the early signs and symptoms of malaria and initiating treatment at the earliest. Lastly, anticipating complications like cerebral malaria and treating aggressively. ...Read more

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Is pneumonia still fatal nowadays?

Is pneumonia still fatal nowadays?

Not all are fatal: Most pnumonias are not fatal these days, people sometime die from pnumonia if they have assciated immunity problems, other lung diseases, old age&small children.Most pneumonias if diagnosed and treated with appropriate antibiotics does not end in fatality having said that it stil lcauses 4 million deaths all over the world, with 450 million suffer from this condition annually, 7%of world population. ...Read more

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Is swine flu always fatal for infants?

Is swine flu always fatal for infants?

Not always: It depends how old the infant is, how severe the billness is, whether the infant also has pneumonia, if treament was started immediately, and if any complications have developed. ...Read more

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How serious is tetanus?

How serious is tetanus?

Depends: Survival from tetanus depends on a variety of factors. Case fatality rate runs 30% or so with older and very young patients more likely to die. Personal fitness, access to antitoxin and other interventions can improve outcome. ...Read more

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Is emphysema always fatal?

Is emphysema always fatal?

Emphysema: Severe emphysema in late stages can cause respiratory failure.Emphysema is damage to the smaller airways and air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. http://patient.info/health/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-leaflet ...Read more

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How dangerous is tetanus?

How dangerous is tetanus?

Serious Disease: Tetanus is very serious disease and although many will recover with treatment others may be fatal It is a preventable disease with proper immunisation ...Read more

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What is a tetanus booster shot, is it considered a vaccination?

What is a tetanus booster shot, is it considered a vaccination?

Yes: You can get a simple tetanus booster if you wish & it is a vaccination. Today, improved vaccine design has broadened the role of the simple tetanus booster into an available 3 in 1 vaccine that will boost your protection from tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis. Adults last vaccinated as kids for pertussis can get it & pass it to babies who are most at risk of dying from the disease. ...Read more

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Why is the influenza epidemic so deadly?

Why is the influenza epidemic so deadly?

Infection: Viral infections kill the cells they invade. During epidemics there are large numbers of people susceptible to severe infection as a result of age, underlying immune function, comorbidities, etc. Influenza also predisposes to severe secondary infections, usually pneumonia and this can also kill. Stay immunized. Yearly vaccine. ...Read more

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How serious is diphtheria?

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How serious is diphtheria?

Very serious for...: Unimmunized individuals. Case fatalities ranged from 3% to 23% during the epidemic in the former soviet union during the 1990s. Fully immunized individuals experience mild sore throat. ...Read more

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Why is a gunshot wound infection so deadly?

Why is a gunshot wound infection so deadly?

NotSoMuch: The severity of a gsw is related to the structures injured in the course of the bullet; there is nothing intrinsically dangerous about the bullet, which is actually sterile (in contrast to tv shows, we do not remove bullets unless they are in harms way). A wound infection is no more dangerous from a gsw than any other wound except for any foreign material present (clothing, etc). ...Read more

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Is amyloidosis always fatal?

Is amyloidosis always fatal?

No: Amyloidosis is actually a constellation of illnesses characterized by the deposition of protein fragments in various tissues of the body. The prognosis and treatability of the illness depends upon the type of fragments, the amount of amyloid material and the specific sites of deposition. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is a tetanus shot, and is it considered a vaccination?

Immunization: Tetanus is caused by an infection and used to be called lock-jaw. The spores of the germ can be found in soil, and may enter the body through a cut or other skin injury. The shot is a vaccine or immunization to prevent infection. Children get this with DPT vaccine up to age 11 or 12. The tetanus vaccine should be given as a booster dose about every 10 years. ...Read more

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Is heart disease always fatal?

Is heart disease always fatal?

No: Heart disease a very broad term, referring to every possible abnormality in the heart. Certain heart disease can be fatal. ...Read more

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Is heart disease always deadly?

Is heart disease always deadly?

No: On the contrary many patients with heart disease live normal lives. ...Read more

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Is the swine flu in a baby considered very serious?

Is the swine flu in a baby considered very serious?

Serious: The h1n1 influenza strain (swine flu) can cause a very serious infection - especially in the very old and the very young. Please vaccinate your child against influenza now. ...Read more

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He is immunized against pertussis but is it possible to still contract diphtheria?

He is immunized against pertussis but is it possible to still contract diphtheria?

Pertussis : Pertussis is whooping cough and diphtheria is whitish inflammation of the throat.Immunizations are given together with tetanus called dpt. Immunity depends on the vaccine given. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a tetanus shot, is it considered a vaccination?

Anyone know what is a tetanus shot, is it considered a vaccination?

Vaccine: Tetanus shot is a vaccine against tetanus bacterial infection. Kids get 4 rounds before 2 years, 1 at 4-6 years, and 1 at 11-13 years. Adults should get them every 10 years. ...Read more