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Is there a treatment for viral infection of the bone marrow?

Is there a treatment for viral infection of the bone marrow?

Depends: On the virus in question; cmv, vzv, and influenza have established treatments... But others do not. The location of the virus is not as important as the virus itself - most tend to go wherever they may. If bone marrow is affected that affects the chances of recovery, as lymphocytes and monocytes are produced there and are essential for recovery from any infection. ...Read more

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Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more


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What is the cure for a bone infection?

What is the cure for a bone infection?

Antibiotics/Surgery: Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone, usually caused by bacteria. Typically, the infected and/or dead bone needs to be surgically removed. Once the bone has been cultured and the type of bacteria identifed, appropriate antibiotic therapy is started. Some infections require long term IV antibiotics (6 or more weeks). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a bone infection?

What is the treatment for a bone infection?

Depends: This may require a lengthy course of antibiotics, possibly intravenously and may need to be combined with surgery. It will depend on which bone is involved, what the organism causing the infection is, what the status of your immune system is, and other factors. May need consultation with an infectious diseases doctor and an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is a bone marrow transplant the main cure for leukemia?

Is a bone marrow transplant the main cure for leukemia?

Sometimes: Bone marrow transplant is a difficult treatment, but it can cure leukemia. It is important that the leukemia is in remission prior to transplant. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteomyelitis which origin is a bacterial infection in the upper leg (bacteroides)?

What is the best treatment for osteomyelitis which origin is a bacterial infection in the upper leg (bacteroides)?

Let me explain: Treatment for osteomyelitis is well documented, we start patient on special antibiotic and before that we take a sample and send to the lab to find what the best antibiotic we should use for microbe. ...Read more

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Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

Is there a diagnostic test for fungal infections of the skin?

See below: Yes. Skin scrapings can be treated with potassium hydroxide and examined under the microscope. In addition, skin scrapings can be implanted on sabouraud's medium. If a fungus is present, it will grow in the medium and produce a characteristic appearance. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

Nothing: Except if it is very large and in a vulnerable area like the neck of the femur which coild result in a fracture through the cyst treated successfully by injecting the cyst with cortisone or other bone forming substances rarely needs a bone graft. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatment for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

What are the alternative treatment for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are the main treatment option. If these don't work opening the area surgically and cleaning it may be necessary. In severe cases the amputation may need to be redone at a higher level. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Foot fungus: You could try a topical antifungal such as lotrimin or naftin (naftifine). If this is unsuccessful, an evaluation by a podiatrist could be helpful. ...Read more

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Which type of treatment is there for mono symptoms?

Which type of treatment is there for mono symptoms?

Largely symptomatic: Some patients with severe symptoms may need steroids. Hydration, rest & Acetaminophen can be used to reduce both fever & pain. ...Read more

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What is osteomylitis infection of the bone?

What is osteomylitis infection of the bone?

You said it :): Osteomyelitis is "infection in the bone". The source can start from a basic skin or joint infection that is not healing well - this can be a serious infection and usually requires IV antibiotics for a period of 6 weeks or more.- hope this was helpful :). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for infection of the pregnancy membranes?

What is the treatment for infection of the pregnancy membranes?

Delivery: Amnionitis/chorioamnionitis is a very serious infection that is usually not resolvable with antibiotics alone. Delivery is usually the only option both for the health of the mother and for the best chance for survival of the baby. ...Read more

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Is there a cure/treatment for fever of unknown origin?

Is there a cure/treatment for fever of unknown origin?

Need dx: A fever of unknown origin (FUO) is just that, unknown, and any treatment before an official diagnosis would be empirical (based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory, logic or a definitive diagnosis). ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a clean bone marrow biopsy?

What is the probablity of a clean bone marrow biopsy?

Clarify your questio: In what setting? It depends on what disease, how long you have that, do you have systemic symptoms etc? For more indolent disease - like cll for instance- the chance to see involvement to the bone marrow is pretty high as the disease may have been there for years. For acute leukemia- definitely bone marrow will be abnormal. ...Read more

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I have myelofibrosis and complication of hardening of connective tissues. Is there a treatment for this complication ?

I have myelofibrosis and complication of hardening of connective tissues. Is there a treatment for this complication ?

Maybe.: Myelofibrosis is a unusual disease of blood and bone marrow where the marrow is replaced by what looks like scar tissue. This results in bone marrow cells moving to the liver and spleen, those organs enlarge and become hard. There is one drug, jakafi, (ruxolitinib) fda approved to shrink the spleen. There are other drugs like it in trial. Only cure is bone marrow transplant, but there are significant risks. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more