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Obligate parasite.: Treponema pallidum is the pathogen that causes syphilis. It is very difficult to grow in culture because unlike most bacteria, it cannot survive outside of mammalian cells (i.e. On a petri dish), thus it is considered an obligate parasite. It has limited metabolic capacity, and cannot synthesize many biomolecules, which it requires from a living host. This has posed a hurdle for researchers. ...Read more
Depends: T.Pallidum , the germ cause of syphilis can pass from mother to child in any stage of pregnancy. The effect on the embryo or fetus ranges from death to major multiple-organ disease to a mild neonatal form that may be overlooked, but can cause long term defects.Ob's typically screen early & late in pregnancy to find & treat this condition as soon as possible.Newborns may have meningitis. ...Read more
What could cause chronic joint pain (most joints) in otherwise healthy 25 yo male? Rf, ana, treponema pallidum, sedimentation rate all normal.
Inflammation: Inflammation has many possible causes. There is the possibility of seronegative RA (ra test is negative); given that all of your tests are negative focus on nutritional causes. Stop all acid intake especially sodas; increase antioxidant intake and herbal antiinflammatories and a new product on the market that has been shown to reduce oxidative stress to near nothing. www.medacpc.com for more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18k or Platinum: My wife is a jeweler and she says platinum always works. 18k as long as no nickel is used in the mixture. ...Read more
Nickel Alternatives: It is not clear to me if you are speaking of medical applications or jewelry or other nickel exposures. The diagnosis of nickel allergy is best made by patch testing on the skin. Chromium frequently causes contact allergy and can be contaminated with nickel. Steel also contains nickel. Titanium allergy is virtually non-existent and it can be a good substitute for stainless steel at times. ...Read more
What is the best material for premolar's crown after root canal: zirconium, silver-palladium, gold, etc fused porcelain?
Crown materials: There is not one best material and many factors determine the material used.Factors include bite, amount of remaining tooth structure, cosmetics, oral hygiene, condition of the remaining teeth, skill of the dentist and the lab used. Discuss this with your restoring dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am I dying?
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
I have cold?
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I have cold?
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am i dying ?
I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more
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