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Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Kissing: Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered. ...Read more

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One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more


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Is viral meningitis infectious?

Is viral meningitis infectious?

Very variable: There is a very large number of viruses that can cause meningitis, most are not infectious. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral.html. ...Read more

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Is infectious colitis contagious?

Is infectious colitis contagious?

Yes, by definition: Infectious means that it is contagious from one person to another. ...Read more

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Is viral pericarditis contagious?

Is viral pericarditis contagious?

No: Not really as the virus which causes it might be it is unusual for pericarditis to always result as these are usually common cold viruses. ...Read more

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Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

Is lupus infectious or contagious? 

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 more

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What streptococcus causes infective endocarditis?

What streptococcus causes infective endocarditis?

Endocarditis: It is estimated that about 2/3 of the cases of endocarditis are caused by streptococcal bacteria. Streptococcal bacteria causing endocarditis include streptococcus viridans as well as groups a, c, and g streptococcal bacteria. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis an infectious disease?

Is sinusitis an infectious disease?

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 more

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What causes viral meningitis infection?

What causes viral meningitis infection?

Dozens of things: Influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, enterovirus, poliovirus, western equine encephalitis, eastern equin encehaplitis virus, st. Louis encephalitis virus, west nile virus, measles virus and varicella zoster virus just to name a few. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Is cellulitis an infectious disease?

Infection: Yes. Cellulitis is an infection. Usually a bacterial infection. It is usually not contagious to others. ...Read more

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What infectious agents cause meningitis?

What infectious agents cause meningitis?

Infection: Meningitis is caused by an bacterial or viral infections. Some meningitis infections are extremely serious, and may result in death or brain damage, even if treated. Other rare causes are chemical irritation, fungi and tumors. ...Read more

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What is subacute bacterial endocarditis?

What is subacute bacterial endocarditis?

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 more

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Is meniere's disease infectious?

Is meniere's disease infectious?

Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease in not caused by an infection, nor is it contagious. The specific cause of meniere's is not known, although there is commonality of finding of inner ear fluid build-up in patients suffering from meniere's. ...Read more

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Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Viral pneumonitis contagious?

Pneumonia : Can be. Flu can cause viral pneumonitis which is contagious. ...Read more

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Is lupus erythematosus infectious?

Is lupus erythematosus infectious?

No: Is a immune based disease does not recognize self and attacks multiple organs. ...Read more

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What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

What are tests for common infectious diseases like viral hepatitis?

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

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Is viral cardiomyopathy deadly?

Is viral cardiomyopathy deadly?

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 more

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Chronic cold sores infectious disease dr?

Chronic cold sores infectious disease dr?

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 more

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What is infectious etiology mean?

What is infectious etiology mean?

Organism: It means that the cause of a medical condition is an infectious organism: bacterium, virus, parasite, or fungus. ...Read more

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What does infectious etiology mean?

What does infectious etiology mean?

It means: That the condition or symptom was caused by an infection. ...Read more

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Disease which is non communicable but infectious?

Disease which is non communicable but infectious?

Many infections...: Are not directly transmitted from person-to-person (non-communicable) but rather transmitted via many other mechanisms. These include san joachim valley fever (coccidiodomycosis), rabbit fever (tularemia) and rocky mountain valley fever. ...Read more

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How do I know when i'm in the infectious stage of my sickness?

How do I know when i'm in the infectious stage of my sickness?

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 more

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What's the actual difference between infectious and contagious diseases?

What's the actual difference between infectious and contagious diseases?

They are similar: Infectious disease is caused by an organism or particle that may cause disease in a given circumstance. This may or may not be contagious (although many are). The degree of contagiousness (how easily does it spread) helps to qualify a contagious disease, like the flu. ...Read more

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Can leukemia be infectious?

Can leukemia be infectious?

No: Not in humans. Many times people are worried because they hear that feline leukemia is infectious but this is only among cats. ...Read more

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What is infectious esophagitis?

What is infectious esophagitis?

Esophagitis: This is inflammation of the esophagus due to a microorganism. This is not a common illness in people with normal immune systems. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease infectious?

Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease in not caused by an infection, nor is it contagious. The specific cause of meniere's is not known, although there is commonality of finding of inner ear fluid build-up in patients suffering from meniere's. ...Read more

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Is it true that dried blood is infectious?

Is it true that dried blood is infectious?

Yes: Yes, dried blood can carry infectious viruses and other pathogens. Universal precautions (gloves, handwashing) should always be used when handling blood of others (even dried). ...Read more

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Is Hepa B non active carrier is infectious?

Is Hepa B non active carrier is infectious?

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

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What are the causes of non-infectious folliculitis?

What are the causes of non-infectious folliculitis?

Folliculitis : Types of non-infectious folliculitis: pseudo folliculitis barbae eosinophilic folliculitis folliculitis keloidalis oil folliculitis malignancy. ...Read more

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If my child has the measles, how long is she infectious?

If my child has the measles, how long is she infectious?

Yes: A child with measles is generally contagious from 3 - 5 days before the rash to 4 days after the rash appears. ...Read more

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What kind of infectious illness can you get from cheese?

What kind of infectious illness can you get from cheese?

Unpasteurized cheese: Although required by fda to be aged 60+ days to destroy bacteria, still possible for listeria, salmonella, e. Coli or other bacteria to cause illness. [google unpasteurized cheese for list]. Pasteurized cheeses should be safe if properly cooled. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the infectious stages of mono?

Help please? I want to know what are the infectious stages of mono?

Mono: This very common illness can be infectious for a lifetime. Most people have antibodies against mono and may never get symptoms. People often carry the mono virus in their mouths for a lifetime. One need not be 'actively' sick with mono to carry and transmit this virus. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is another name for infectious monos and what is its cause?

"Kissing Disease" : "glandular fever" or "pfeiffer's disease" is caused by the epstein–barr virus. ...Read more