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Mumps Bacteria Virus
Mumps is a viral infection of children caused by the paramyxovirus virus. The salivary glands (esp. Parotid behind the ears) swell. The paramyxovirus virus is spread by direct contact with an infected person's sneeze or cough. With nearly universal immunization in childhood, there are few cases ...Read more
You either have it,: Had it, or you are properly immunized against it. ...Read more
Are you still able to pass on the virus (mumps) after all visible symptoms have faded (such as swelled salivary glands)?
According to CDC...: According to the centers for disease control, people with mumps are considered most contagious a few days before symptoms occur until 5 days after the onset of inflammation and swelling of the parotid (mumps) glands. Therefore the cdc recommends isolating mumps patients for 5 days after their glands begin to swell. ...Read more
Only one mumps: Parotitis , the single or doublesided swelling of the parotid gland is the classical feature of mumps. There is one mumps virus. However, there are multiple other viruses and some bacteria that can cause infection/swelling in the parotid glands. Just having swollen parotid glands does not mean you have mumps. ...Read more
How easily would an US pick up on orchitis in the very beginning stages( regular bacterial orchitis. not mumps/epidiymitis) ?
For bacterial orchitis(not mumps or std) what are the most common symptoms people experience? How common is fever in this case?
Does bacterial orchitis usually cause atrophy?? (Not an STI or mumps) if left untreated? And would it have to be left for a very long period to cause?
Here are some ...: Yes, it can be but widely vary depending on the degree of resultant tissue injury & circulation deprivation by infection over time. Being left untreated means let the natural battle between personal immune defense and bacteria to proceed and unfold. Sometimes the host win and win a big way, but at times a small or disastrous way. So, treat it actively if any possible so to minimize its sequel. ...Read more
For bacterial orchitis, can anything be used effectively besides floroquinonlones or bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?(allergy & reaction..) not uti, std,or mumps. Was tested.
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