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Death associated with influenza usually occurs with an infection with the normal floral microbe, staphylococcus pneumoniae...Correct?

Death associated with influenza usually occurs with an infection with the normal floral microbe, staphylococcus pneumoniae...Correct?

In whom?: In the elderly and those with underlying comorbities such as chronic heart, kidney or lung disease, superinfection with bacteria causing pneumonia is common but in young otherwise healthy people, acute fulminant deaths from influenza are likely due to primary flu pneumonia. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Indicate why people infected with HIV most often die of another infection, such as pneumonia.?

Indicate why people infected with HIV most often die of another infection, such as pneumonia.?

Immune system: Hiv infects cells in the immune system, which makes it hard for the body to fight off infections. Hiv causes aids. Common bacteria, yeast, parasites, and viruses that may not cause serious disease in people with healthy immune systems can cause fatal illnesses in people with aids. ...Read more

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Are people with HIV susceptible to sepsis?

Are people with HIV susceptible to sepsis?

Yes: If the infection is not under control. If HIV is well treated and viral load undetectable, cd4 count normal, then the risk is less. ...Read more

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Why do most patients with humoral immunodeficiency get infections with encapsulated bacteria?

Why do most patients with humoral immunodeficiency get infections with encapsulated bacteria?

Opsinization: Capsules help bacteria resist being engulfed by immune cells, a process called phagocytosis. Antibodies stick to capsules and aid in phagocytosis. This is called opsinization. ...Read more

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People with chronic bacterial skin infection typically have what symptoms?

People with chronic bacterial skin infection typically have what symptoms?

Pus, swelling: There will be skin infection around hair follicles varying in size from pimple to large abscess. Typically this is caused by staph or strep. It requires antibiotics and recurrence rate can be decreased by antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, phisohex, phisoderm, hibicleans.S periodic baths with dilute clorox 1 cup per tub will decrease bacteria. ...Read more

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Are patients infected with HIV more vulnerable to developing bacterial pneumonia?

Are patients infected with HIV more vulnerable to developing bacterial pneumonia?

Yes.: Hiv is a virus that attacks a person's cd4 t-cells, a special kind of cell that is crucial for the body's immune system. As the disease progresses, the levels of these cells drop and the immune system weakens substantially. This renders the person more susceptible to diseases, including bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

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How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

Not quantified: Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases. ...Read more

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Do people develop immunity to respiratory syncytial virus infection?

Do people develop immunity to respiratory syncytial virus infection?

Improves over time: The rs virus is crafty, attaching to superficial cells in the respiratory tract like a wart on your skin. Since it avoids the blood (like a flu) it doesn't trigger a full response of your immune system. Over multiple infections your body develops greated response and the infection tends to penetrate less deeply into the lungs until it is limited to your nose. Its likely you have a little every yr. ...Read more

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How often people infected with hsv-2 develops herpetic encephalitis?

How often people infected with hsv-2 develops herpetic encephalitis?

Uncommon: Encephalistis from hsv is uncommon but can be lethal. Hsv-1 actually has a predilection for central nervous system cells and can infect the temporal lobe of our brain. Most patients have a very acute course of personality change. Prompt lumbar puncture is often confirmatory and prolonged/timely IV antibiotics are essential treatments. ...Read more

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Can people who have had polio with no symptoms, or flu-like illness ('abortive infection') - 95% have post polio syndrome?

Can people who have had polio with no symptoms, or flu-like illness ('abortive infection') - 95% have post polio syndrome?

No not true: Oeople who had asymptomatic polio myelitis with just flu like illness and no neyrological deficit means their anterior horn cells and other neurological areas like brain stem etc were not attacked and they will lead normal life an will not get post polio syndrome.Only 1% ofcases virus enters the nervous system, destroying the neurons and causing paralysis and lasting muscle weakness;later pps. ...Read more

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Can adults with genital herpes develop encephalitis?

Can adults with genital herpes develop encephalitis?

Unlikely: There is a definite association between herpes simplex type 2 and recurrent (mollaret's) meningitis, but encephalitis would be very unusual in an immune competent host. On the other hand, genital herpes can be due to type 1, and that can certainly, but uncommonly, produce meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis unpredictably. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections worse with people with diabetes?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Are fungal infections worse with people with diabetes?

Yes: Diabetic patients are much more susceptible to fungal infections from superficial skin infections to gas-producing urinary tract infections to a severe sinusitis. In general though, infection risk in diabetic patients seems to be minimized by proper glycemic control. ...Read more

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Test for or infection with human immunodeficiency virus hiv?

Test for or infection with human immunodeficiency virus hiv?

HIV testing: There are several HIV tests. We usually check what is called an elisa blood/oral test. It's very sensitive & specific but misses early, early infection (<15-20 days). In us we confirm a + elisa w/a test called a western blot (looks for HIV specific proteins). Other countries just use elisa x2. For acute HIV infection we measure viral RNA in blood. Can be falsely + so needs expert evaluation. ...Read more

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What sicknesses are associated with coxsackie virus and enterovirus 71?

What sicknesses are associated with coxsackie virus and enterovirus 71?

Coxsachie: Group a coxsackieviruses tend to infect the skin and mucous membranes, causing herpangina, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, and hand foot and mouth disease coxachie b cardiomyopathy entro 17 produces nervous system disorders and hand foot mouth disease though milder cases may cause diarrhea or be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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How likely is sepsis with bird flue infection?

How likely is sepsis with bird flue infection?

Not likely: Bird flu is a virus and will not cause sepsis. If there is a superinfection with a bacteria, sepsis might or might not happen. ...Read more

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So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?

So, two viruses that can cause reye's syndrome are influenza and vz virus? How many other viruses can lead to reye's?

Hard to say : Vz and influenza virus are the common viruses linked to reye syndrome but strains of adenovirus and the epstein barr virus (mono) have also been cited as triggers. There may be others but the decline in cases makes further research on the disease difficult. ...Read more

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How often do babies infected with herpes died of encephalitis?

How often do babies infected with herpes died of encephalitis?

85% if untreated: According to recent cdc citations, 85% of neonatal herpes cases die if untreated. Survival with treatment is possible but the incidence of permanent long term disability is high. Encephalitis is one of the many problems involved with nnh. ...Read more

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Can teenagers with the mono infection have a love life after they recover from the mono infection?

Can teenagers with the mono infection have a love life after they recover from the mono infection?

Yes: Infectious mono is a temporary viral infection, symptoms of which can include sore throat, fever, fatigue, and enlarged spleen. All of these are temporary and should have no long-term impact on any aspect of a person's life. ...Read more