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What is the treatment for ehrlichiosis?

What is the treatment for ehrlichiosis?

Depends: Treatment depends on the age and stage of illness. If you are an adult and come from a high risk area for lymes disease then usually a 14 day course of Doxycycline is used. If the patient is pregnant or a young child Amoxicillin is used as an alternative . For late stage treatment hospitalization is usually required, antibiotics given through veins and other symptoms managed.

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Ehrlichiosis (Definition)

seen mainly in the southern states of USA it gives fever nausea headache with leucopenia decreased platelets caused by rickettsia it can be treated ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Ehrlichiosis?

What is the definition or description of: Ehrlichiosis?

Tick borne infection: seen mainly in the southern states of USA it gives fever nausea headache with leucopenia decreased platelets caused by rickettsia it can be treated after doing pcr testing

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What are the tests for ehrlichiosis?

What are the tests for ehrlichiosis?

Suspicion: There are different types of ehrlichiosis in the us: monocytic ehrlichiosis, ewingii ehrlichiosis and granulocytic anaplasmosis. All are caused by rickettsiae bacteria carried on ticks . The disease is diagnosed by history and exam and examining the white cell count and other common labs. There are antibody tests to confirm but can take time and rarely unreliable. It is better to begin treatment.

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What sort of disorder is ehrlichiosis?

What sort of disorder is ehrlichiosis?

Parasite: It is a parasitic disorder transmitted by ticks and may occur with other tick borne illnesses. It causes fever and inclusions on white blood cells.

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What are the symptoms of ehrlichiosis?

What are the symptoms of ehrlichiosis?

See below: Common symptoms are fever, chills, headache, muscle or joint pain, vomiting, and acute weight loss. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, cough, and rash occur less frequently.

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How do Lyme and ehrlichiosis infections differ?

How do Lyme and ehrlichiosis infections differ?

Different Germs: Two totally different germs. Erilichiosis is caused by a ricketsial bacteria lyme is caused by a borellia spirochete. They both may have very similar symptoms, can be spread by the same ticks, and have similar treatment. Erlichiosis does not cause the classic ecm bullseye lyme rash.

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Will Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis effect the liver?

Will Lyme disease or ehrlichiosis effect the liver?

YES!: Lyme disease can affect every organ of the body. 66% of patients with early disseminated lyme disease have elevated liver enzymes (see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8675158). Even more patients infected with ehrlichiosis (80%) have elevated liver enzymes and it can even rarely cause liver failure- see http://cid.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/34/9/1206.Long.

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What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

Deep bite correction: Extraction may not be necessary. Speak with your Orthodontist for options.

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Where is the treatment available in the u.S. ?

Question?: I am so sorry, but your question does not give me enough information to answer. What treatment are you referring to? Please re-ask your question?

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S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck!

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With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

Many options: First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome. If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment.Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used.

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What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Multidisciplinary: The best treatment is a combination of antipsychotic medications to treat psychotic symptoms and antidepressant medications to improve mood. Group or individual psychotherapy can be helpful in making goals, solving problems, and maintaining relationships. Support and work training may be helpful for work skills, money management, and maintaining independence.

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How can I control s. cholestrol level by homely treatment ?

How can I control s. cholestrol level by homely treatment ?

Homely: def(British)(of a place or surroundings) simple but cozy and comfortable, as in one's own home.(NorthAmerica):unattractive in appearance eat a Mediterranean diet preponderant in plant based foods with small amounts of animal product. Get regular aerobic exercise. It won't be attractive and you might feel cozy and comfortable

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My s.Creatine is 1.3 , I am a male 30 years old. Will i need treatment?

My s.Creatine is 1.3 , I am a male 30 years old. Will i need treatment?

Not necessarily: Your creatine can be elevated if you are dehydrated or if you have increased muscle mass. You should try drinking plenty of water and get it rechecked. You may not need any treatment if you are large with lots of muscle.

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With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment? 

With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment? 

Wilson's Disease: The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine. Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate.

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Why was insulin used as part of mental health treatment back in the 1950's?

Why was insulin used as part of mental health treatment back in the 1950's?

Insulin in Psychiatr: Actually it dated back to 1935 when it was introduced by injection in large doses to induce coma & sometimes convulsions. In 1953 it was used to treat Schizophrenia, but vanished by the 1970's.

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I have diagnosed reactive lymphaniditis.. is it dangerous or not ? nd tell it,s treatment .

I have diagnosed reactive lymphaniditis.. is it dangerous or not ? nd tell it,s treatment .

Wait and see: imply means that yoru lymph nodes are enlarged due to an acute Infection or inflammation in a speciifc site of your body. Usually that would mean as the infection or inflammation resolves the lymph nodes should regress to their normal size. Usually these findings will be described on a CT scan. If they do NOT return to normal may need biopsy.

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