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BCG has been used : in attempts to vaccinate against leprosy but isn't that effective. More specific vaccines are in development. At this point, leprosy has consistently responded to multi-drug therapy which for multibacillary leprosy is usually Dapsone, Rifampicin & Clorazime. Other antibiotics can be used. This is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind and appears to remain steady in it's form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check state board,: You can message Dr. Timson on Healthtap Concierge if he has a concierge practice. If he does not, you can go online to the Ohio Board of Medicine, and check his profile. Sometimes docs will authorize their email addresses to be made available to the public. However, many docs do not choose to publish that information widely. Spam is a huge problem for all of us! ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Novick: Vaccine is in development at this time. Currently there have been no cases of leprosy which are resistant to multi-drug tx. Multi-drug therapy for multibacillary leprosy is usually Dapsone, Rifampicin & Clorazime. Other antibiotics can be used. Fewer antibiotics may be used for other forms of leprosy. Multi-drug therapy continues to be an effective treatment for leprosy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rabies in Canada: Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Canada, it is not a major risk. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).People who will be working with or around animals (wildlife professionals and researchers). ...Read more
Can you tell me in my wound: e. coli, acinetobacter baumannii, stenotrophomonas, achromobacterbe considered hospital acquired infections?
Acinetobacter: Acinetobacter baumannii is usually only seen in very ill patient in medical settings. ...Read more
X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli.
Y lab: no significant growth
z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?
Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more
Epidemic Typhus: Rickettsia prowazekii only replicate within host cells. ...Read more
INS question ?: I am not aware of any immigration requirement to have dt given, but it is a good idea for everybody to have these vaccines. ...Read more
I'm in Ontario Canada & want to know protocol w/ medical file when Doc retires. Shouldn't they transfer file to new doc? Mine is charging for copies.
Charges: In NOrth America it is the norm to pay if you want copies of your medical records. There is a cost factor associated with this. ...Read more
cdc HIVtestingAlgorithmRecommendationFinal doc, pge11, say HIV antibodies r antigen r viral load detect by day 50. then y some docs say no? CDC wrong?
Education: By educating people about avoiding contaminated water and food. ...Read more
None in the US: States do not have this authority. There has been no thimerosal in childhood vaccines for more than a decade. ...Read more
Cryptosporidiosis: What you need to be concerned about is cyptosporidiosis, not cryptococcus. Both are present in the soil. Cryptococcus affects immunosuppresed individuals. Cryptosporidiosis can affect healthy people but, with infrequent exceptions, it is a mild flu like illness. Unless you have underlying illness, there is no need to be scared. ...Read more