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Understand Stages Syphilis
Not well: Lyme disease presents early with a classic rash which is an expanding circle of redness clearing in the center. There may be fever, chills, malaise, headache, stiff neck, and involvement of joints (arthritis), the heart, and the nervous system may all follow. It is due to a spiral bacteria transmitted by deer ticks (borellia burgdorfii), and should be treated aggressively to prevent long illness. ...Read more
Did sarcoidosis appear in stages?Like cancer have stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, stage 4..And if do what appear in stage 1?
Yes it can: The TPHA test (Treponema pallidum hemagglutination) is a confirmatory test for syphilis. Usually it is done only after a positive screening test, such as the VDRL, RPR, or an EIA test. If you have had negative results on one of these plus the TPHA, you can be 100% certain you don't have syphilis and probably never did. ...Read more
I detected weak dengu . Clinical interpretation are as under:-
igm detected- primary dengu
both IgM and iggdetected- late primary/early .Pl explain?
Dengue fever is a : Viral infection transmitted by the bite of tropical mosquitoes. Detection of antibodies specific to the virus is a means of diagnosis. Immune system antibody response is characterized by early production of igm & ige antibodies followed a week or so later with IgA & igg . As the infection resolves igm antibodies become undetectable. So igm only is primary, igg only - convalescent, both in between. ...Read more
Usually not needed: Lyme disease does not require a spinal tap to diagnose. There are blood tests that can be helpful but the history of a tick bite, rash, fever, headaches, joint aches or arthritis is helpful. However, most people with lyme do not have a known history of a tick bite. You do live in an area where lyme is common (nj). Go to www.Cdc.Gov/lyme for more reliable information. Avoid misdiagnosis. ...Read more
Maybe: Ask your doctors what stage of cirrhosis is present if each one provided one of the terms (stages 1 - 4). End-stage typically means the liver is no longer compensating even with various medical interventions and prognosis is therefore worsening. Advanced stage might mean stage 3 (or even stage 2). In practice most physicians just use a prognostic score to monitor severity (meld score). ...Read more
This is tricky: You need a biopsy to be certain, but since cirrhosis is really just the later stages of ongoing liver damage, the real question is whether you have progressive liver disease. If you have untreated Wilson's, hemochromatosis, hep b or c, autoimmune hepatitis, cannot stop drinking, have fatty liver and are not exercising, you need to save your life now. Best wishes. ...Read more
The Prodrome phase: The early stage of oral herpes which occures just before a lesion occures is called the prodrome phase. The infected person may feel burning, tingling, itching, stinging, hypersensitivity or a combination of these symptoms where lesions later appears. Sometimes the area may swell or become red. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarify please---: "end stage" syphilis is not considered a diagnostic classification. We classify syphilitic infections based on: 1) time from 1st infection (early, late, and late-lantent) 2) syndromes (primary, secondary, tertiary), and 3) CNS effects (neurosyphilis). In all these cases, your treatment options are limited to IV penicillin (for neurosyphilis) or benzithene penicillin (all other forms)- no subs. ...Read more
Late, usually: Usually a sign of late infection, i.e. overt AIDS, usually several years after catching HIV. It can occur in early HIV, but usually does not. In either recent or longstanding HPV, thrush is never the only symptom. Also, most coated tongue and other white patches in the mouth are not thrush. See a doctor if you have symptoms you are concerned about. ...Read more
Purple bumps: In whites, it usually looks like slightly raised purple bumps or nodules on the skin. In dark-skinned people, the lesions may look more red than purple. They can also occur on mucous membranes (e.g. In the mouth). ...Read more