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Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital problem?In children?

Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital problem?In children?

Yes and no: Acute infers that it is happening now and you won't see an intrauterine infection continuing into childhood. The process burns itself out & you are left with residual heart damage. CMV,rubella, herpes, and other viruses can produce severe organ damage that is usually fatal prior to or soon after birth. Children that have an acute myocarditis in childhood acquire it in the months preceding symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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Could acute viral myocarditis be a congenital worry in children?

Could acute viral myocarditis be a congenital worry in children?

Rare but possible: A viral myocarditis can present at any age from before birth to old age. Various viral infections can infect the mother during pregnancy and cross the placenta to infect baby. The heart may or may not become inflamed in this process.Acquisition of a virus that causes a myocarditis could occur at any point after delivery. ...Read more

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What viruses cause congenital infections?

What viruses cause congenital infections?

Many: Many viruses can cause congenital infections. Some classic causes include: Herpes Simplex Virus; Cytomegalovirus; rubella; parvovirus; HIV; varicella; West Nile virus; measles.... Among others. ...Read more

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Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital condition in children?

Can acute viral myocarditis be a congenital condition in children?

Yes: Congenital by definition means existing at (and sometimes before )birth. A congenital myocarditis is one complication of measles or rubella in a newborn & may occur with an unvaccinated mother infected in the later stage of pregnancy. Other maternal viral infections may also trigger a myocarditis in a newborn. If the infection occurs after birth, it would not be considered acongenital condition. ...Read more

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Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of viral pneumonia?

Is candidiasis a common secondary infection of viral pneumonia?

Less than: Staph infections are much more common than candida following a viral pneumonia, but certainly they can occur. Generally, overgrowth of candida that is local (thrush or vaginosis) can occur in any patient. Systemic candidiasis or candidal pneumonia is seen, but usually only in the immune compromised or severely ill patient. ...Read more

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I have congenital CMV infection is it genetic?

I have congenital CMV infection is it genetic?

No: This is not passed through the genes.It is caused if a woman develops a CMV infection while pregnant, passing it to baby during the process. ...Read more

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Is herpes simplex infection deadly to baby?

Is herpes simplex infection deadly to baby?

Neonatal Herpes: About 10% of infants born to mothers with active HSV will develop nnh with blood invasion by the virus, enlargement of internal organs, encephalitis & death or permanent disability. Recognition of the problem & planned delivery before the rupture of fetal membranes has a protective effect & bypasses the primary exposure. Even women without active lesions have had infants develop nnh. ...Read more

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Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Rotavirus infection serious in kids?

Generally not: Similar to other viruses which infect the GI tract, but the nausea, vomiting, fever and respiratory symptoms may be slightly worse. Children will be lethargic, not have much appetite, and may develop low grade liver inflammation. Serious complications are almost entirely related to dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, and acidosis. Often lasts 8-10 days and rarely requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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Is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?

Is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?

Not a virus yet: Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. ...Read more

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Is viral meningitis a serious disease?

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Is viral meningitis a serious disease?

Hardly: Viral meningitis is usually a self-limiting condition and long-term neurologic sequelae is rare. ...Read more

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Are chlamydial infections a genetic disease?

Are chlamydial infections a genetic disease?

No: Chlamydia is an infectious disease, not genetic. It's acquired by contact with other people who have it. ...Read more

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Can rubella vaccine cause viral mengitis 3 months later?

No: To my knowledge, this has never been reported. Possibly one of the other physicians on this panel may know otherwise. ...Read more

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Can viral conjunctivitis affect a pregnancy?

Can viral conjunctivitis affect a pregnancy?

Rarely: Any systemic viral infection during the first trimester can affect the development of the fetus. A viral infection limited to the eye should have to affect. ...Read more

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Congenital CMV infection --can it be a problem?

Congenital CMV infection --can it be a problem?

Yes, major problem: CMV infection in utero can be fatal or leave the infant with numerous deficiencies, some of which may be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Can a viral respiratory infection become pneumonia?

Can a viral respiratory infection become pneumonia?

YES: Sometimes a viral pneumonia can weaken the lungs to the point that you get a secondary bacterial pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can viral infection cause gallbladder disease?

Sometimes : Or it may manifest after a viral illness. Takes gallstones about a year to develop. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Congenital Viral Infection (Definition)

infection that is present at birth. Usually the virus is acquired from a maternal infection that crosses the placenta. Examples include but are not limited to Rubella, hepatitis, HVI, cytomegalovirus, varicella, enteroviruses and many others. Some affect the infant ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more