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What happens to my child as a result of CMV infection?

What happens to my child as a result of CMV infection?

It depends: According to the match of dimes "cmv is the most common congenital (present at birth) infection in the United States. Each year, about 40, 000 babies are born with CMV infection. Luckily, the virus does not harm most of them. But about 4, 000 of these babies develop mental retardation, learning disabilities, hearing loss, vision loss, or other disabilities as a result of CMV infection. ". ...Read more

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Dr. John Botti
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Cmv Infection (Definition)

CMV= cytomegalovirus, a virus in the herpesvirus family that can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. CMV infection can have a wide range of symptoms from no symptoms to symptoms of fever and fatigue (resembling infectious mononucleosis) to severe symptoms involving brain, ...Read more


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What happens to my child as a result of bacterial tracheitis?

What happens to my child as a result of bacterial tracheitis?

Long term nothing: Bacterial tracheitis can cause airway obstruction from infected crusts building up in the trachea. It is treated with bronchoscopy, antibiotics, steroids, etc. If there is no need for long term intubation, then there should be no problems with long term issues. Occasionally there will be permanent scarring of the trachea that can be fixed if necessary. ...Read more

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What happens to my child as a result of bronchitis?

What happens to my child as a result of bronchitis?

Cough plus: When kids have bronchitis it is usually due to a virus causing mucus and swelling in the airways of the lungs. They wheeze and cough. While often people are treated with antibiotics, usually they are not necessary because viruses don't respond to antibiotics. Sometimes kids will respond to inhalers (like for asthma). If they get recurrent bronchitis, i suspect they have asthma. Smoke can worsen. ...Read more

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What happens to my child as a result of CSF otorrhea?

What happens to my child as a result of CSF otorrhea?

CSF Otorrhea: Depending on the cause, trauma vs spontaneous, the presence of an abnormal communication between sterile subarachnoid space with the flora of the sinonasal places your child at great risk for meningitis, which is potentially life threatening. Your child should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist immediately who may refer you to a neurosurgeon if a complex operation is indicated to seal the leak. ...Read more

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How possible or how likely is it for the chikungunya virus to cause death in a 3 month old baby?

How possible or how likely is it for the chikungunya virus to cause death in a 3 month old baby?

Rare: General mortality is low, less than 1/1000, so I would imagine it's not that higher for infants, have not seen any incidence reports on this virus in the USA. If you have more data we can use, please let me know if any research is there... Thank you ! If you live outside the U.S., suggest you talk to local doctors and ask ...Read more

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What is the likelihood that my child will be born premature if I have a cytomegalovirus infection?

Unlikely, but...: CMV infections are often asymptomatic in mothers and if acquired for the first time early in pregnancy, may in some cases lead to serious newborn effects. The majority of children of CMV + moms will be asymptomatic or unaffected, but about 10% will have a certain tye of hearing loss, dental problems and/or temporary infalmmation of the eye. If you have acute CMV during pregnancy, confer with a maternal fetal medicine specialist about potential interventions to protect the unborn baby. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red spots in the body of a baby? Could it be a viral infection or a virus?

What does it mean to have red spots in the body of a baby? Could it be a viral infection or a virus?

It varies: Red spots on a baby's skin can be caused by a variety of agents, from irritation due to a diaper rash to a viral infection. For a proper diagnosis the baby needs to be seen. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary causes that could result in a death of a 34 weeks fetus?

Please, can you describe the primary causes that could result in a death of a 34 weeks fetus?

Unknown: 'unknown' reasons account for majority of stillbirths, meaning a source can't be identified. After that reasons include: fetal growth restriction/problem with placenta (due to hypertension, drug use), abruption (htn, drug use), infection, congenital abnormalities, umbilical cord compromise, hydrops (rh disease), platelet problems, uterine abnormality, heart problems, amniotic bands. ...Read more

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What could give a baby lead poisoning in this day and age?

What could give a baby lead poisoning in this day and age?

House '78 or earlier: Houses built before 1978 may have lead based paint. Other lead sources: candies and some traditional home remedies from mexico and india; hot tap water for cooking; certain containers or cookware; imported toys or products . See lead recalls at http://www.Cdc.Gov/nceh/lead/recalls/default.Htm. ...Read more

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What exactly can be the worst effect in a child of koch's infection?

What exactly can be the worst effect in a child of koch's infection?

Tuberculosis: Koch's disease is tuberculosis. It usually causes lung problems- cough and cavitations in the lung. It can spead and cause problems in other parts of the body. It is treatable these days so most people do not have bad effects. This link has a good explanation... http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/koch%27s+disease. ...Read more

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Is there a test you can do to see who the father of my fetus is, of course before the baby is born?

Is there a test you can do to see who the father of my fetus is, of course before the baby is born?

If you want the risk: A needle can be passed through your abdomen into the waters around the baby & draw off cells for a dna test.There are some medical reasons for this test, but it carries about 1% risk of miscarriage, infection or worse for mom &or baby.Another riskier cvs test has about 3% risk.You may have difficulty finding anyone that woud do the procedure for paternity testing. ...Read more

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What can you mean if the result of g6pd in newborn screening is deficient?

What can you mean if the result of g6pd in newborn screening is deficient?

More information nee: Infant my have increased bilirubin (jaundice) or may also have infection and anemia. Infant may also be normal. Check with baby's physician! ...Read more

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What can happen of an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

What can happen of an infant born to a gonorrhea-infected mother?

Eye problems: The infection can spread to the baby and cause a number of infections, most notably a very serious eye infection. This is usually prevented with eye drops given at birth. ...Read more

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If a couple has herpes what are the chances of passing it to an unborn child?

If a couple has herpes what are the chances of passing it to an unborn child?

Varies: The highest risk to newborns occurs during a primary (1st) outbreak around the time of delivery. That baby can pick up the germ from the birth canal or during delivery.Outcome can be fatal.Those with recurrent outbreaks have less risk (below 10%) but it is possible.Many women have elective c-section prior to labor to avoid any risk. ...Read more

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What happens if a person or child was in close proximity of human excrement and fungus/mold (with no way to avoid it), what diseases would be developed?

What happens if a person or child was in close proximity of human excrement and fungus/mold (with no way to avoid it), what diseases would be developed?

Cannot say: without knowing the source of the human excrement (ie healthy or sick individual) or the nature of the fungus, mold. The degree of closeness is also a factor as is the duration. ...Read more

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Can parents of blood group o positive give birth to an as positive baby? And if this happened, what could be the potential causes?

Can parents of blood group o positive give birth to an as positive baby? And if this happened, what could be the potential causes?

Yes. Different genes: Blood type o has nothing to do with hemoglobins a and s. That two parents have a child with sickle cell trait (hemoglobins a and s) indicates that at least one of the parents has sickle cell trait. I would predict that the child's blood type is o. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an infected HIV couple to have a child without passing the disease to the child?

Is it possible for an infected HIV couple to have a child without passing the disease to the child?

It is possible: It is possible provide the mother stays on anti HIV medication during her pregnancy and intrapartum period, in addition for the newborn after delivery. ...Read more

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Baby has herpangina or possible impetigo what can I do and Is it a life long virus ?

Baby has herpangina or possible impetigo what can I do and Is it a life long virus ?

Confusing statement: Herpangina is in the mouth, impetigo is on the skin. It is one or the other by location. Herpangina is caused by a transient virus which disappears after the infection is over. Impetigo is caused by bacteria that can be killed off, but could come back with a new exposure. ...Read more

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Can you identify the possible cause of this type of pain and is there a way i can get it treated? I'm a 21 year old female who had a baby in 2008. Since the birth of my child i've had what i can only describe as phantom bruises all over my body. I get pai

Can you identify the possible cause of this type of pain and is there a way i can get it treated? I'm a 21 year old female who had a baby in 2008. Since the birth of my child i've had what i can only describe as phantom bruises all over my body. I get pai

You : You may be dealing with a condition called fibromyalgia. It is a syndrome that is characterized by widespread body pain. It is difficult to diagnose and treat. If possible resuest a consult with a rheumatologist. You may also want to consider accupuncture or accupressure. If you have any stress or anxiety that needs to be addressed as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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