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Yes: There is often a encephalitis or meningitis component to this disease. However, in the vast majority of people with disease, there is no neurological symptoms. If you are immunocompromised (very young, very old, have hiv, etc) then you may be more susceptible. If you have fever, headaches, fatigue, malaise, nausea, vomiting, you may be showing central nervous system signs and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told that Lyme meningitis isn't contagious through casual contact. Is it contagious through sexual contact or kissing?
No: Lyme disease is not contagious at all. Please be skeptical about the diagnosis. There is a lot of medical literature showing that it is over-diagnosed. Blood tests for it can often be falsely positive, or misinterpreted. Many people claim to be Lyme disease experts. I would trust only a board-certified infectious disease specialist at an academic center to make the rare diagnosis of Lyme in brain. ...Read more
Cossert : Y. E. Cossert and colleagues first discovered the human parvovirus and published their work in the medical journal the lancet in 1975. The designation b19 with it refers to the coding of the sample in which it was found while looking for viruses using an electron microscope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most have none: 80% have no symptoms. If you develop symptoms of severe west nile virus illness, such as unusually severe headaches or confusion, seek medical attention immediately, according to the cdc. Severe illness usually requires hospitalization. Milder cases improve on their own and do not necessarily require medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. ...Read more
Several: Since the disease is usually asymptomatic and has no specific treatment, testing focuses on transmissibility person-to-person which is rare. Virus in the blood / spinal fluid by PCR proves infection. Igm anti-wnv suggests recent infection (up to a year), anti-wnv igg may take months to turn positive or be false-positive from dengue / immunization / other viruses. All blood is now screened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lithium toxic at 1.66.effects were extreme dizziness.blind spot right eye.vision looked cloudy.felt floating.saw bugs on wall.delirum or hallucination?
See doctor ASAP!: I hope you are sharing with us the aftermath of taking too much lithium and have been seen by your PCP. Your description of visual hallucinations and not in your body means you still need to be under emergent medical supervision. So you don't injure yourself or others. You should not be driving or doing anything requiring using machinery, and have 24 hour care in a hospital ER, under observation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Well..: Smallpox ended as a result of an aggressive world wide vaccination program. Polio is essentially gone in the U.S. due to vaccination efforts, but is still a problem worldwide. Bubonic and pneumonic plague are caused by same organism. It is still exists and causes disease. No one knows for sure how the plague in the Middle Ages ended. Possibly quarantine, better hygiene, and warmer climate ...Read more
Sinus scenario: Using simplest possible diagnosis to fit all parts of your problem would be a sinus infection, either bacterial or viral. If your nose is draining thick mucus and/or mucus is running down the back of your throat, that diagnosis becomes much more likely. Of course bad things like meningitis can do the same thing but expect to be quite sick in that event. If this lasts >3 - 4 days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Way too much for 400: Characters or less. Check these sites. Measles: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/measles.Html. Thphoid: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002308/. Influenza: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/flu.Html. Seek medical care if you are trying to diagnose your symptoms. ...Read more
Rushed to ER last night.Diagnosed with near syncope.Ekg..Labs.Exam..Chest xray..Rectal were performed.Symptoms were hearing loss.Swaying.Tunell vision?
Bppv: See am ENT this week. He or she will diagnose benign positional postural vertigo. If these symptoms are short lived - 30 secs or less, it is bppv. It is frequently missed after all the bad stuff is rules out an ENT can do a particle reposition technique which will solve your problem if it is bppv. I see this everyday in the office. ...Read more
Is it normal to be able to fell asleep 40 mins after taking ritalin (methylphenidate)? Does it mean the dose isn't correct? But i feel she concentrates better on ritali
Depends: If the girl is taking the stimulant for excessive daytime sleepiness, either from narcolepsy or sleep apnea, then the dose of the Ritalin (methylphenidate) may not be enough to help her stay awake. If, however, she is taking it for ADHD, in some cases the child may feel calm enough to actually be able to fall asleep faster than usual. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just got over jock itch around the head of my penis is still a little raw.I noticed my urthera was stuck together slightly can this be related?
Yes: Temporary. Gently open it with fingers.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was eating pork loin and i saw part of it was raw.I decided to cut the raw part out and ate the cooked part. Can i still get toxoplasmosis? (i am pr
I havesaggy chest which i tink is gyno, i workout a lot at the gum to build chest but d nipple area remais soft.I'm havin late puberty, will d lumps go?
Depends on the situa: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males & generally last about a year before fading.Up to 3 years is noted occasionally before disappearing. Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation.If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue & liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer