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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Adenovirus

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What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

What are symptoms of adenovirus infection?

Common cold: Adenovirus causes the common cold. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, running nose and fatigue. There is currently no antiviral medication thata can appropriately treat it, but it tends to resolve within 1 week. Adenovirus can also cause "pink eye", a conjunctivitis that is easy to spread to others. Avoidance of others helps decrease the spread of the disease.

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My son had adenovirus 4 months ago. He is now sick again and showing all symptoms of the same virus. Could it be that he is getting it again?

Adenovirus or?: There are many subtypes of adenovirus. Also many kinds of viruses that produce similar symptoms. So it is hard to say if he is having adenovirus again. Followup with your son's doctor if symptoms persist.

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If I had an Adenovirus Pharyngitis, for how many time I'll be contagious (Saliva)?, after a week, I'm already with no symptoms.

If I had an Adenovirus Pharyngitis, for how many time I'll be contagious (Saliva)?, after a week, I'm already with no symptoms.

A few days: Viral pharyngitis is just a sore throat caused by a cold (respiratory) virus. Respiratory viruses are contagious a day before you know you are sick, and then for about two days later (estimate). Exposing others would not likely cause them to have identical symptoms, but they could get a cold. You can always assume your are contagious if you still have a fever.

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Can adenovirus disease be cured?

Can adenovirus disease be cured?

By yourself...: There are no cases where there is a cure from adenovirus disease without your body mounting an effective immune response. There is no medication to cure adenovirus disease. As physicians, we can pretty much help with supportive management only - your immune system has to do the brunt of the work.

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Where can you pick up an adenovirus?

Where can you pick up an adenovirus?

Adenoviruses: Just about any where. They are viruses that cause common colds and other respiratory infections.

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What disease can the adenovirus cause?

A bunch of them: With over 50 different adenovirus strains, this virus can cause several different diseases such as Conjunctivitis, myocarditis, cystitis (bladder infection), rash illness, pneumonia, croup, bronchitis, gatroenteritis, neurological problems

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Can you catch adenovirus twice in a row?

Can you catch adenovirus twice in a row?

Yes: There are many adenoviruses. You will get immunity to one type after infection but you can get one of the many others if you are exposed and are susceptible.

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How to tell the diference between cold and adenovirus 14?

How to tell the diference between cold and adenovirus 14?

Doesn't matter: Adenoviruses are a common strain of cold virus which in particular cause sore throats. In the time frame a diagnosis is made it is not feasible or medically helpful usually to figure out which strain is causing a cold. Adenovirus 14 is a particularly nasty strain of cold virus but also rather rare. If you are very sick, having a hard time breathing or quite weak, see a doctor no matter what strain.

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How long is one contagious with the adenovirus?

How long is one contagious with the adenovirus?

Tricky adenoviruses: There are many different adenoviruses -in fact, there's probably more than 50 distinct serotypes-which means they can cause a wide range of illnesses, from mild respiratory infections (i.e. the cold), conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, and even meningitis among other problems! Mostly though I would say a 'few days' - you can monitor symptoms for that -since it's spread by coughing, sneezing etc

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What is adenovirus infection?

What is adenovirus infection?

Many forms: This virus can produce several forms of infection. Pharyngo-conjunctival fever (or swimming pool fever) is one of the better known, but also gastroenteritis, upper respiratory tract infections and pneumonia can all occur.

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Can adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat?

Can adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat?

No known Ca risk: Human adenovirus type 14 is one of many different types of adenovirus. The hadv-b14p1 strain sometimes causes more severe illness vs other adenoviruses. However, infections with this strain are not common & most illnesses are not serious. Severe illness or death from hadv-b14p1 infections is rare. Typical symptoms are like those of many common infections, including flu. Cancer is not a known risk.

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Can you tell me how replication initiates in adenovirus dna?

Can you tell me how replication initiates in adenovirus dna?

It's complicated: To simplify: Being a linear double stranded DNA virus, a bunch of viral proteins are encoded early in its replicative cycle in order to: 1)create a primer at its 5' end, and 2) make a DNA polymerase that can replicate its genome starting from the primer.

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Is it possible that adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat or establish latency?

Is it possible that adenovirus 14 pose a cancer threat or establish latency?

Unlikely: This aggressive new adenovirus may turn out to hang on in tonsil lymphocytes like some of the others, but I doubt it will turn out to be any more of a cancer-causer than its most familiar kin. Despite "pop" wisdom, viral pathogenesis doesn't seem to be a factor in most of the common cancers apart from hpv causing cervix cancer.

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What are the tests for adenovirus infection?

Numerous: But generally not practical clinically. Usually this is retrospective, based on antibody titer rises, but increasingly PCR testing is becoming more available, and there is also viral isolation and identification, but this is very expensive. Usually a clinical diagnosis backed up by retrospective analysis.

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What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

What sort of problem is an adenovirus infection?

Adenovirus: Adenovirus is a common virus that can cause illnesses in multiple parts of the body. They can cause acute respiratory disease, pharyngoconjunctival fever, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, acute hemorrhagic cystitis, gastroenteritis.

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Is there a cure for adenovirus infection?

No: A viral infection has only supportive measures. Unless there is a 2ndary bacterial complication, where antibiotics will be necessary.

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What are the tests for adenovirus infections?

Numerous: But generally not practical clinically. Usually this is retrospective, based on antibody titer rises, but increasingly PCR testing is becoming more available, and there is also viral isolation and identification, but this is very expensive. Usually a clinical diagnosis backed up by retrospective analysis.