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Are mortality rates high with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Are mortality rates high with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Low: In most patients with neurocysticercosis, the prognosis is good. Associated seizures seem to improve after treatment with anticysticercal drugs and, once treated, the seizures are controlled by a first-line antiepileptic agent. Duration of treatment, however, is not defined. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1168656-overview#aw2aab6b2b4aa. ...Read more

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Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more


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How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

How are common does cysticercosis affect the nervous system?

Common in latinos: This disease is seen in poor hygiene, lack of hand washing, developping countries, but it seen even in texas. ...Read more

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Are seizures common with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Are seizures common with cysticercosis of the nervous system?

Yes: Those of us in southern us see lots of cistercercosis. The tapeworm gets into muscle and the develops cysts in the brain. When the cysts break down, they cause a severe inflammation that causes seizures. The cysts are dying, but create epilepsy as they do. They may calcify and leave scars. Some resolve and seizures also resolve. ...Read more

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Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

Why does the U.S. have such a high infant mortality rate?

High premature birth: Approximately 2/3 of infants dying within 12 months of birth die within a month from birth(neonatal death). 30-40% of neonatal deaths are directly related with prematurity/low birth weight and complications thereof. ...Read more

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Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

Why are infant mortality rates so low in other countries but not in the U.S.?

Statistics: information is gathered in many different ways; it is nearly impossible to compare health information from so many different systems; what is called a miscarriage in one country may be called fetal demise in another and infant death in a third; too bad no one can agree on definations ...Read more

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What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

About 40% die: Morbidity rates are higher but I do not know the exact percentages, because the frequency of asymptomatic cases is not well studied. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mortality?

Death: Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people in a population die. ...Read more

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What is infant mortality?

What is infant mortality?

Infant Mortality: Infant mortality is the death of a child less than one year of age. It is measured as infant mortality rate (IMR), which is the number of deaths of children under one year of age per 1000 live births. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of plague?

What is the mortality rate of plague?

15% with treatment: The death rate from plague is about 50% without treatment. In the United States, with treatment, the death rate drops to about 15%. Most cases are bubonic plague. For pneumonic plague, the death rate is 100% without treatment. Pneumonic plague is a bad infection and is considered fatal if treatment is not started within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Does diphtheria have a high mortality rate?

Toxic strains 3-23%: Diphtheria has more & less toxic strains with impact based on toxicity. In unprotected areas the case fatality rate during epidemics in the 90's was 3-23%. See aap/red book/28ed/diphtheria. ...Read more

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