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What is CMV shunt infection?

What is CMV shunt infection?

Viral infection: CMV (cytomegalovirus) usually does not produce an overt infection in healthy people, but in those who are immunocompromised (as in end-stage renal disease, hiv, different forms of cancer) the infection can become serious. If a shunt is infected, it will need treatment and you will have to talk to your doctor about this. Is this a av shunt for dialysis, or a different shunt? ...Read more

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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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I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus ..After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?

I have 6 month baby whoes suffering from hydrocephalus ..After shunt treatment there is shunt infection occured now my baby can spend a normal life?

Yes: Children with hydrocephalus can have a normal life. Some have brain issues because of the hydrocephalus. Shunt placement has at least a 10% incidence of shunt infection. Proper treatment usually results in resolution of the infection and shunt may need to be changed. ...Read more

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Cushingoid face swelling this week. No allergy/infection. Have CSF shunt leak- collect there? Or Afrin (oxymetazoline) strong enough steroid? NSAIDs ineffective. Way to treat?

Cushingoid face swelling this week. No allergy/infection. Have CSF shunt leak- collect there? Or Afrin (oxymetazoline) strong enough steroid? NSAIDs ineffective. Way to treat?

Cushingoid: Chronic steroid use will cause a Cushing type face. A leaking CSF shunt will lead to a focal swelling under the skin and not around the whole face. Steroid therapy is required when other anti inflammatory medications are not sufficient. Talk to your medical doctor about the best medications for you and ask what are the alternatives. ...Read more

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Who gets stec infections?

Who gets stec infections?

VTEC:STEC: Anyone can be infected but young children and older people are at risk of severe disease. Hus is more common in children. Stec: stec (also known as vtec) infection can cause serious disease, including bloody diarrhoea, and sometimes haemolytic uraemic syndrome. Infection usually results from consuming contaminated food or water, or from contact with infected animals or people. Avoid eating underco. ...Read more

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What is a meecer infection?

What is a meecer infection?

MRSA: Is this what you mean? It is an infection with a bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It can be community or hospital acquired. It stands for methicillin resistant staph aureus. ...Read more

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What infections cannot be cured?

What infections cannot be cured?

Too many to list: Good question, but it can't be answered meaningfully in this forum. Can you be more specific? Is there a situation you can describe that inspired you to ask this question? If not, then the answer is " too many to list.". ...Read more

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How are stec infections diagnosed?

How are stec infections diagnosed?

Shiga toxin E. coli: Infections are diagnosed by finding sorbitol non-fermenting e. Coli in the stool (for o157:h7) and better by radioimmunoassays for shiga toxin in the stool of a patient with nonfebrile, bloody diarrhea. ...Read more

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What to do if earpierce infection?

What to do if earpierce infection?

Infection: Keep it clean. Apply neomycin cream daily for a week. ...Read more

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What causes yeats infection in woman?

Yeast infection: This is often predisposed to by use of antibiotics, steroids, underlying diabetes, immune deficiencies and sometimes simple changes in the normal organisms present in the vagina. ...Read more

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How you know if you have an infection?

Depends where: It depends what part of the body is infected. If in the lungs cough, sputum, chest pain and shortness of breath would be the symptoms. The classic signs of inflammation and infection are redness, swelling and pain. Fever, malaise, arthralgias and myalgias are also frequent symptoms when infected. ...Read more

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Shunt (Definition)

Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more