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Neither: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease in other words your immune cells are causing inflammation in your your tissues and organs. It is not contagious but does occur in families related to genes but you do not catch it from another individual like you would a cold or influenza. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Not always. Sinusitis just means inflammation of the sinus cavities. The symptoms can be nasal congestion, pressure or headaches over the sinuses, tooth pain, nasal discharge (clear or purulent), postnasal drip, sore throat, fevers, fatigue or bad breath. It can be caused by anything that inflames the sinuses, like viruses, bacteria, allergies, smoke, fumes, etc., thus we treat the cause. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Heart infection: Subacute infective endocarditis is an infection of the endocardial surface (lining) of the heart, which may include heart valves, the walls, or a septal defect. People at greatest risk of endocarditis have a damaged heart valve, an artificial heart valve or other heart defects. Iv drug abusers are at great risk. Symptoms may be vague and diagnosis is often delayed. Treatment is essential. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Assays.: These kinds of diseases are tested for ny tests called assays that test for viral antigen oe antibodies to the viral antigens or proteins. For example, the hepatitis b surface antigen (hbsag) is the screening testy for hepatitis b infection. Meanwhile, the anti-hbs antibody tells if the person has recovered from the hepatitis b infection, or has been vaccinated. ...Read more
Sometimes: Cardiomyopathy varies greatly in severity. If the heart muscle is extremely weakened, then the cardiomyopathy could be deadly. But in many cases, the cardiomyopathy is mild and should be well tolerated. So it really depends on how severe the problem is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex viruses. They are usually recurrent not chronic. Recurrent cold sores can be prevented by long term antiviral therapy with valtrex, (valacyclovir) Famvir etc. These meds can be prescribed by your family physician or internist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infectious?: What sickness do you have? Sometimes infectivity precedes & follows actual symptoms; other time infectivity is during the course of the disease & ends when symptoms end, especially if the illness has been treated. Please provide more information for a more specific answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but less likely: Certainly, when someone enters that chronic non-active carrier state of Hepatitis B, they typically have no detectable HBeAg (e-antigen) and only low levels of HBV DNA. However, keep in mind that this means there is still some virus in the blood, and therefore a small but real risk of transmission still exists. The Hepatitis B infection can quickly recur as well, especially if you take steroids ...Read more
5 days: 5 days from the onset of parotid gland swelling. ...Read more
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