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What are signs and symptoms of mononucleosis?

What are signs and symptoms of mononucleosis?

Mono: Sore throat, white spots sometimes on tonsils, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes that tend to be more posterior ( in back of neck) versus strep throat which is typically more anterior ( front of neck). ...Read more

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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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What are the signs and symptoms of hantavirus?

What are the signs and symptoms of hantavirus?

See below: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the usa starts as a febrile illness with diffuse myalgias. 4-5 days later it is followed by the lungs filling with fluid causing respiratory failure associated with shock. It is then a life threatening infection. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of hpv?

What are the signs and symptoms of hpv?

Usually none: Most HPV infections cause no symptoms at all and nothing abnormal on examination. But some infections cause genital or anal warts, and others can cause cancer. But actual cancer is easily prevented by regular health care. And you can prevent the most important HPV related health problems by immunization. Talk to your primary care doctor about the available vaccines. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of aids?

What are the signs and symptoms of aids?

Too many to list: There are some classic symptoms and signs, such as weight loss, fever, chronic diarrhea, and thrush. But people with aids can get one or more of a long list of opportunistic infections, each of which has its own symptoms. What matters is that no one should develop aids, which can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment, not to mention HIV prevention. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of schizophernia?

What are signs and symptoms of schizophernia?

Schizophrenia: Mayo Clinic defines schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

What are signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism: Please refer to diagram & also my previous response. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Multiple: The most common symptoms of out of control diabetes are excessive urination, excessive thirst, and unexplained weight loss. Other possible symptoms may be yeast infections, tingling in the feet, and blurry vision. But very importantly diabetes may have no symptoms therefore those at risk needed to be screened for diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes?

Excessive thirst...: Classic symptoms of uncontrolled diabetes include excessive thirst, excessive hunger, excessive urination, fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, and sometimes slow healing wounds or recurrent infections. If diabetes is suspected, you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of chf?

What are signs and symptoms of chf?

Breathing problems: Shortness of breath with only mild exertion associated with leg swelling are the first symtoms of chf. Then it gets worse if not treated. The patient may not be able to sleep flat and wakes up to sit up to breath better. Chest xr and blood tests and heart ultrasound confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aids and hiv?

What are symptoms of aids and hiv?

See below: The symptoms depend on the stage of disease. Acute HIV infection may present with flu like illness and then there may be no symptoms for years. The symptoms of aids depend on many things like cancer, secondary infections, malnutrition and may be fever, diarrhea, skin sores, pneumonia and more. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia?

See below: Disorganized thoughts, hallucinations (especially auditory), illogical or paranoid ideas, social withdrawal, trouble with decision-making, schizophrenia should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist. It's a tough disorder but usually manageable with medications. One of the great hindrances is the reluctance of many schizophrenics to see that they are sick. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of meningitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of meningitis?

Meningitis: Headaches, nausea, vomiting, pain in the eyes from light (photophobia). Neck stiffness with fever and any of the above symptoms should be checked in the emergency room, as meningitis can cause damage to the brain, or senses, similar to a stroke. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

Hard to : Generalize, but most commonly patients present with severe fatigue, sob, easy bruisability, and sometimes fever. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of acromegaly?

What are signs and symptoms of acromegaly?

Acromegaly: Patient's extremities usually get larger than they used to be. People who are wearing rings can tell those become tighter. Facial features become more prominent, but mostly the extremities enlarge in size. Some complain of visual troubles due to pituitary tumors causing pressure on the optic nerves. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

What are the signs and symptoms of pregnancy?

Variable: Consult this sie for info and do home pregnancy test if you are 4-5 days past due your period. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of homocystinuria?

What are signs and symptoms of homocystinuria?

Homocysteinuria: Homocysteinuria is a cystathionine beta synthase deficiency that causes inability to metabolize methionine. Symptoms are often failure to thrive or developmental delay in infants. Visual problems occur. Chest deformity, high foot arches, knock knees, spidery fingers (arachonodactyly), tall, thin build, mental disorders, blood clots and dislocated lenses of the eyes. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

What are the signs and symptoms of measles?

Typical symptoms: Within seven to 14 days after getting infected with the measles, the first symptoms will appear. The earliest symptoms feel like a cold or the flu, with a fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Often the eyes get red and runny. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash forms and spreads down the body from head to foot. 2-3 days later you may start to see tiny spots inside the mouth ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more