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Malaria And Tb
BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
I live in an endemic country of tuberculosis. Is tuberculosis will infect me if i speak to a tuberculosis?
InfectionAndSpread: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Bacteria attacks healthy&some not so healthy people when they are exposed to some one who is already infected&has active infection with positive bacteria in their lungs.And by close contact one can acquire that bacteria.Not every one who gets infected comes up with the active disease but some do and others overcome with body's resistannce.Those infected are contagious ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After treatment of neck lymp node TB can TB pass to fetus? Can lymp node TB effect other organs during treatment?
Tuberculosis: Infants may acquire tuberculosis by transplacental spread through the umbilical vein to the fetal liver; aspiration or ingestion of infected amniotic fluid; or airborne inoculation from close contacts (family members or nursery personnel). Hope this does not occur. Stay well and recover uneventfully. Best wishes. ...Read more
After treatment of lymp node tuberculosis can I plan for pregnancy? During pregnancy TB can relapse? Can the fetus be infected with TB ?
When the doctor order cocci serology and species antibodies bartonella, what he expected to find?Lupus?Lyme diseases?
Headaches and night fever. Low white count and elevated liver enzymes.Negative for: hepatitis, dengue, malaria, typhoid fever, negative blood cultures?
Latent and active TB: Latent Tuberculosis iwhen you have been exposed to the Toberculosis Bacteria in the past and that did not result in active disease.It is called Primary complex which heals.But it makes PPD skin test Positive Active Tuberculosis is when the disease is active with symptoms like cough,fever,night sweats,expectoraton and weight loss,Sputum culture is positive&Rrays is positive.Is contagious&needsRx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. ...Read more
It is part of the: Evolutionary concept of survival of the fittest. ...Read more
Will tonic water (It has quinine) prevent malaria, Japanese encephalitis and dengue? I will be vacationing in an area where those diseases are endemic
Absolutely not: These mosquito borne diseases are all very serious, in fact potentially fatal. Avoiding the bug-bite is of paramount importance. Get some bug spray, socks, long pants, and netting if outdoors to avoid bites. There are anti-malarial medications available, and a Japanese encephalitis vaccine, but there is nothing so far for dengue. I highly recommend visiting a travel doc before going to these areas ...Read more
Does Anti Tb treatment affect fertility? Can tuberculosis treatment make me infertile? Taking TB treatment for TB neck cervical lymph node.
Have low grade fever upto 99.5 since last one month all test done blood CT scan X-ray malaria typhoide TB etc all negative., may please advice
Infection: Malaria is a mosquito-spread infectious disease of humans & other animals caused by eukaryotic protists (a microorganism). The protists act as parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that usually include fever & headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. The disease is widespread in tropical & subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Parasitic Disease: Carried by a mosquito flying from dusk to dawn, malaria is one-cell parasite called plasmodium. Malaria is transmitted from person-to-person through the bite of the female mosquito, who needs blood for her eggs. The parasite races to the liver then reemerges later. 50% of the world is at risk, & causes almost a half billion illnesses, w/ one million deaths yearly. It kills every 30 seconds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parasitc infection : It is a anopheles mosquito transmitted parasitic disease and there are 4 subtypes of the parasite with vivax and falciparum being the most common and falciparum being the major deadly of the lot. Present in large areas of the world endemically and sporadically almost anywhere in the world including a few cases in USA due to world travel. Many options to prevent and treat no vaccine. Bad disease ! ...Read more
Yes: If diagnosed correctly and treated with the right medications malaria is absolutely curable. Right drugs, right doses, right length of time. Treating for the various stages of parasites--all this must be taken into account but good care does that. Please also note malaria is preventable for many in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaria in the world: First, the location of the risk for malaria must be known. Some meds do not work in some areas in the world. So first knowing your risks and what meds work in that locale is vital. Then the meds can be evaluated for safety in pregnancy. Here is a website to learn about malaria risks where you are or are going: http://www.Cdc.Gov/travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adaptive: Malaria is a disease caused by parasites and transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There can sometimes be vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and yellowing (jaundice) of the skin. The vomiting, diarrhea, and coughing are, in part, an effort by the body (in its infinite wisdom) to rid itself of the parasite, which has taken up residence inside the body, where it wreaks havoc. ...Read more
Yes but low risk: The rate of infection during pregnancy depends on many factors, but remains low. It is about 1% in moms who have developed anti-malaria antibodies and about 10% in those that have not. However, i would be more concerned about the health of the baby as the parasite may pack the placenta and reduce oxygen delivered to the baby. Seek care from a ob/gyn who has experience with high risk pregnancies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaria tx.: There are a # of antimalarial drugs (chloroquine, Malarone, Coartem, (artemether and lumefantrine) Lariam, artesunate, quinine, quinidine & combination of quinine and either doxycline or clindamyin. Intravenous hydration is usually appropriate as well as supplemental oxygen (for hypoxia or respiratory distress). Treatment in an ICU may be indicated for severe cases. ...Read more
Malaria Symptoms: may include: headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two stages: Natural Killer cells are the first immune step that seeks out the malaria to mark it for the body to "kill" it. A second step is the T cell that also seeks the genetic marker of the malaria to flag it for a "kill". Since malaria invades natural cells of the body it can begin to hide from the immune system and replicate. Consider vaccination if traveling in high risk areas with malaria. ...Read more