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Cmv retinits and brain infection, what to do?

Cmv retinits and brain infection, what to do?

CMV retinitis/enceph: CMV is a virus that we're infected with usually before adulthood. Once infected it stays latent w/in us ; our immune system keeps it in check. If our immune system is altered (w/hiv, or transplant treated w/meds suppressing immunity) virus reactivates ; causes problems. This is a serious infection that needs specific therapy. You need to see an id specialist. If you havent been, test for hiv. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Cmv Brain Infection (Definition)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus member of the Herpes virus family. In immunocompetent people infection is generally asymptomatic or you can have a mononucleosis type syndrome. In immunodeficient people or in young infants, it can cause severe infection, including CMV meningitis, which is an infection of the tissue surrounding the brain or CMV encephalitis, which refers to ...Read more


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Can staph infection travel to your brain?

Can staph infection travel to your brain?

Unfortunately yes: Staph typically will present as a brain abscess, an infected mass that swells and compresses nearby brain tissue, and may cause headache, stiff neck, fever, blurred vision, and focal neurological signs. Occasionally, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection spread to your brain?

Can a tooth infection spread to your brain?

Yes: Yes an abscess can spread. Upper tooth infections can spread to the brain; lower tooth infections can spread to the neck and strangle you or worse, go to your heart. Tooth decay can be very dangerous. See your dentist and have the tooth treated or removed asap. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about latent infections tb, pneumonia, and fungal infections?

Can you tell me about latent infections tb, pneumonia, and fungal infections?

3 different issues: Latent TB may present many different ways, as lung or skin issues or even as an incidental find on a routine xray. Annual ppds should find it if positive. Tb is a fungus mycobacterium and may be transmitted person to person via resp pathway or via birds as in mai you should see an md for testing if concerned. ...Read more

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Post kidney transplant, how can I avoid CMV infection?

Post kidney transplant, how can I avoid CMV infection?

You really can't: Most people have CMV on board already, from kissing adults as kids, or other young people as teens, or from transfused blood. CMV may flare and need to be treated when your immunity wanes on immunosuppression. And kissing your new grandkids (who may already have cmv) is very much worth the risk. Best wishes and good luck on this adventure -- glad you received a transplant. ...Read more

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What damage can congenital malaria infection to my unborn child?

What damage can congenital malaria infection to my unborn child?

None to severe: Congenital malaria can affect the baby's size at birth and can increase risk for miscarriage, still born, or preterm. Also if brn with malaria, can become anemic, lethargic, poor feeding. ...Read more

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How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

How can we identify fungal ear infection separately from Bacterial Infection?

Cultures: Cultures are the best way to determine if an infection is bacterial or fungal. The appearance of the skin lesions can provide clues as well. ...Read more

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Can inflamation to the brain start to occure just 2days of exposure to hiv.Can Lyme disease mimic HIV symptons?What else can cause brain inflamation?

Can inflamation to the brain start to occure just 2days of exposure to hiv.Can Lyme disease mimic HIV symptons?What else can cause brain inflamation?

Brain Trauma: There are a number of possible reasons for inflammation of the brain. I would hope that you are getting or have gotten a full work up with a real physician to know the cause of your troubles. Hiv infection takes about three weeks to spread throughout the body. There is no way to have symptoms of any HIV illness in just two days after exposure. See comments for next... ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post kidney transplant,how avoid CMV infection?

Can you tell me about post kidney transplant,how avoid CMV infection?

CMV prophylaxis: Most people in the community are CMV+ (had exposure in the past) but the virus does not cause problems if your immune system is functioning normally. However, if you are on anti-rejection meds to prevent organ rejection, CMV virus that used to be dormant in the body might get reactivated and make you sick. Most Tx programs will put patients on anti-viral meds for the 1st 3 months to prevent CMV. ...Read more

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What viral infections can affect the brain?

What viral infections can affect the brain?

Many: There a large number if viral infections that can affect the brain - a few included here are: measles, chicken pox, herpes, HIV and most of the mosquito borne illness that cause encephalitis like arboviral encephalitides: west nile, st. Louis, la crosse, japanese, eastern and western encephalitis viruses. Also, other mosquito borne illness like dengue fever, malaria, rift valley & yellow fevers. ...Read more

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Can staph go to brain if infection in nose?

Can staph go to brain if infection in nose?

Yes, possible: While rare, infections in this area should not be taken lightly. The 'danger triangle' of the face consists of the area from the corners of the mouth to the bridge of nose. Due to the special nature of the blood supply to the nose , it is possible (although very rare) for retrograde infections from the nasal area to spread to the brain. ...Read more

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How does sinus infection affect the immune system? Can sinus infection give you coldsores?

How does sinus infection affect the immune system? Can sinus infection give you coldsores?

Complicated: The reasons that herpes simplex reactivates is not known, but almost any form of stress, whether emotional or physical may cause it in some individuals. Yes, sinus and other infections can result in cold sores, although they are not necessarily a direct cause. ...Read more

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Will my sinus infection lead to a brain infection if left untreated?

Sinus infection: Will it? Probably not. Could it. Yes but this is extremely rare. See your doctor if you have persistent sinus infectious symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection go to your kidneys? if so, what kind of illness can the kidneys get? can a yeast infection enter the blood stream?

Can a yeast infection go to your kidneys? if so, what kind of illness can the kidneys get? can a yeast infection enter the blood stream?

Yeast infection: Are you referring to female vaginal/genital yeast infection? And if it can spread to kidneys and blood? If yes, then your answer is no! vaginal yeast infection is a localized benign disease and does not spread! BUT kidneys and blood can get infected by fungal diseases rarely in immunocompromised patients or in patients with long term intravenous accesses/lines, or with long term Foley catheters! ...Read more

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Could giardia spread to the brain?

Could giardia spread to the brain?

No: Giardia is not known to spread via the bloodstream. Therefore, it is confined to the small intestine. However, if untreated, the diarrhea caused by Giardia can lead to severe dehydration that could cause neurological deficits. In addition, Giardia infections can result in vitamin B12 deficiency, which can cause neurological disorders as well. ...Read more

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Doctors! what actually leads to ear infections?

Doctors! what actually leads to ear infections?

Inflamation mid/ear: Otitis media is a broad term that includes various forms of inflamation of the middle ear. That space is like a cave in the skull, with the ear drum on one wall, a drain tube (eustacion tube) in the floor & another wall composed by the skull & the ear nerve. The walls make mucous which normally drains but can be trapped. Viruses often start the process but bacteria can invade & need treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Brain Infection (Definition)

Any infection of the brain. Usually called encephalitis, though ...Read more