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Long Term Effects Of Infection From
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
C.difficile in kids: C.Difficile is frequently cultured from the stool of healthy newborns but considered pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C.Diff may cause pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicate inflammatory bowel disease, cause fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Get treated. ...Read more
7 month old had kidney infection- he's fine now and his kidneys look good on imaging. Are there any long term effects from this serious infection?
Underlying cause?: The biggest issue when a baby has a urinary tract infection is to determine whether he has an underlying reason for the infection. Normal ultrasound imaging is reassuring. My other recommendation is to be alert for a recurrence. If this would happen other studies would need to be done to rule out reflux problems from the bladder to the ureter. This can cause recurrent infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter was on steriods for a recurring ear infection as a small child. Any long term effects to watch out for?
No: She should be fine...Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a major blood infection last year (sepsis) no insurance so minimal health care. Is there any long term effects I should be concerned about?
Can be: Staph infections can occur in any part of the body. This could occur in the brain, the blood system, the internal organs and the skin. Death can occur from this infections. Scarring can occur as well. Depending on the severity of the infection and the the organ or tissue affected, there could be lasting problems. Usually this is treated with antibiotics and one is healed. Mrsa can be tough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is humira safe for me to go on? I am worried about getting infections and maybe cancer. And about the long term side effects?
Do you NEED it?: All decisions to take medication, even an aspirin, weigh risks and benefits. Apart from hormone replacements and nutritional supplements, the only medicines that do not have significant side effects are the placebo treatments of charlatans. Adalimumab has enabled people crippled by arthritis, psoriasis, colitis and so forth to live normal lives. Infections recognized early can be managed. ...Read more
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