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Doctor insights on: Kids With Disease Caused By Rickettsiae

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Is there a tropical disease clinic that would do me a rickettsia mooseri test?

Is there a tropical disease clinic that would do me a rickettsia mooseri test?

Murine typhus: Rickettsia is a genus of non-motile, Gram-negative, non-sporeforming, highly pleomorphic bacteria that can present as cocci, rods or thread-like. Rickettsia mooseri is now called Rickettsia typhi. Onset is characterized by persistent headache, a high grade fever, and a cutaneous rash predominating on the trunk. ELISA tests are available and antibiotics should be started while tests are pending. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how rickettsia cause illness?

Can you tell me how rickettsia cause illness?

Inflammation: This is such an interesting question and I can't answer it in 400 words. Rickettsiae are gram negative bacteria, yet they cannot live outside of a cell. They are energy parasites. Since they are "other" they are attacked by the immune cells leading to inflammation which leads to fever and manifestations of disease such as typhus, RMSF, ehrlichiosis. If this answers your question, or we converse. ...Read more

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What to do about infection d. a lysogenic infection what is not true of rickettsiae?

What to do about infection d. a lysogenic infection what is not true of rickettsiae?

Please clarify: Hello, I am not sure I understand your question. can you please clarify? ...Read more

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Why does the rickettsia test exist if it isn't accurate or accepted?

Complicated answer: Even when tests are highly sensitive and specific, how well they can tell a patient if they have the disease or not (positive and negative predictive value) is highly dependent upon the prevalence of the disease. Tests such as this are useful only if the clinical situation supports the diagnosis (we call this pre-test probability). ...Read more

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Id expert: what is differential of rickettsia typhi vs possible mystery diagnoses?

What is the question: Rickettsia typhi causes typhus and is what killed ricketts when he was about to leave mexico city after helping our neighbor with an epidemic. Have no clue what you mean by "possible mystery diagnoses". Is a mystery to me. ...Read more

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How can rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

How can rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how rickettsia prowazeckii (epidemic typhus) reproduce?

Reproduction: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more

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I have chronic rickettsia, mycoplasma pneumonia, occipital and trigeminal neuralgia what do I do? I'm so sick. I've been on antibiotics for 9 months

I have chronic rickettsia, mycoplasma pneumonia, occipital and trigeminal neuralgia what do I do? I'm so sick. I've been on antibiotics for 9 months

Wow: Your list of diagnosis and the duration of antibiotic use makes me nervous and suspicious. I am not clear on who is treating you, but I would definitely get another opinion. You should consider seeing a specialist physician with all those labels hanging around your neck. Definitely not something that will get resolved on this platform ...Read more

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What diseases could cause a child to have a fevers for 2 weeks?

What diseases could cause a child to have a fevers for 2 weeks?

Infections: It is always very concerning when a neonate has fever. At this age it raises concerns as infants do not have a fully developed immune system , and it could be a severe infection. If your 2 week old has fever over 100.5 rectal you need to go se your baby's doc or go to the E.R. ...Read more

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What 're diseases children often get caused by bacteria? Thanks

What 're diseases children often get caused by bacteria? Thanks

Here we go...: Many diseases can be caused by both bacteria and viruses - for instance you can have bacterial or viral pneumonia. However, common bacterial infections include strep throat, impetigo, some ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, and skin infections, especially in areas with open or injured skin. Then there are les common but more serious things like meningitis, sepsis (blood infection). ...Read more

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How to cure ileitis in 12 year old child? What is the causes for having that disease?

How to cure ileitis in 12 year old child? What is the causes for having that disease?

Crohn's?: Do you mean crohn's disease? If so, it isn't curable but can be managed well under the care of a pediatric gastroenterologist. The causes are not clearly known a it is an autoimmune disorder. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001295/" rel="nofollow" target="_b. ...Read more

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What are some examples of neurodevelopmental disease?Which ones may cause sleep disruption and frequent wakings for a child?

What are some examples of neurodevelopmental disease?Which ones may cause sleep disruption and frequent wakings for a child?

Sleep disorders: Sleep disorders occur in many genetic and biological conditions that lead to atypical development. Sleep studies with eeg's show if a child has sleep apnea, nocturnal seizures, lack of rem sleep, or other brain-based conditions. Night-waking can also be behavioral. Ask your pediatrician for help. ...Read more

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My bf is caucasian & at age 6 aquired kawasaki disease which is weird cause they say only Asian. is there a chance when we have a kid they will get it?

My bf is caucasian & at age 6 aquired kawasaki disease which is weird cause they say only Asian. is there a chance when we have a kid they will get it?

Not exactly. : Kawasaki's disease is an immune system response triggered by an infection with certain organisms . susceptibility genes have been identified which could inherited and they would determine the likelihood of you getting KD. To clarify it is not limited to people of Japanese descent but the disease is most often seen in Japanese persons. The chance of your child getting KD is same as general popul ...Read more

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What sort of disease or condition might cause blindness in a child?

What sort of disease or condition might cause blindness in a child?

A multitude: Blindness can result from congenital issues, structural, metabolic, or traumatic damage. ...Read more

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What are the most common diseases that causes blindness in children?

What are the most common diseases that causes blindness in children?

Trachoma: The leading infectious cause worldwide is chlamydia trachoma. It was one of the reasons that immigrants were sent back to their homeland when they arrived at ellis island. ...Read more

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What diseases cause a child to urinate blood?

What diseases cause a child to urinate blood?

Could be...: ...Infection, kidney stones, e coli poisoning, lots of other things. ...Read more