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Troponin (Definition)

Troponin is an enzyme found in heart muscle, which is involved in the muscle fiber's ability to contract. It is extremely specific to heart muscle, and hence if levels are elevated in the blood, it points very confidently toward heart muscle damage as a cause of patient's symptoms. In fact, it is the test that is used to definitively ...Read more


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Can pericarditis cause elevated myoglobin but normal troponin?

Can pericarditis cause elevated myoglobin but normal troponin?

Unlikely: If the source of myoglobin is cardiac, troponin will be positive as well. If myoglobin was elevated with a negative troponin, other possible sources of myoglobin should be considered. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes heart damage or elevated troponin levels?

Few things: Troponin is a marker of several heart disorder including heart attack. Other cardiac conditions such as inflammation of the heart muscle, inflammation of the sac around the heart (pericardoum) also can cause troponin release in the blood. Troponin is increased in cardiac contusion, defibrillation of the heart and some cardiac procedures. It is positive up to 10-14 days after the injury. ...Read more

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My father had chest pain 2 days ago Troponin was elevated but no MI. Levels are still not in range. What can cause this?!

My father had chest pain 2 days ago Troponin was elevated but no MI. Levels are still not in range. What can cause this?!

See below: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007452.htm The website given above provides a list of the conditions, other than MI that are associated with elevated troponin. Your father should discuss matter with his doctor and follow the advice. ...Read more

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Which microbes cause salmonella?

Bacteria: Genus – Salmonella. Family – Enterobacteriaceae. Salmonella are gram-negative rods. See: http://www.britannica.com/science/Salmonella ...Read more

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How do salmonella spp. Cause disease in people?

How do salmonella spp. Cause disease in people?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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Can having had salmonella cause Crohn's disease?

Can having had salmonella cause Crohn's disease?

Chance is higher: One study* suggested that having had salmonella or campylobacter gastroenteritis almost triples the likelihood of developing Crohn's disease.The reason behind it is unclear-we cannot necessarily say it 'causes' it at this time. (* Gradel KO et al, "Increased short- & long-term risk of inflammatory bowel disease after salmonella or campylobacter gastroenteritis." Gastroenterology. 2009;137(2):495. ...Read more

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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more