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What is cytomegalovirus?

What is cytomegalovirus?

CMV cytomegalovirus: CMV is a common virus that is part of the family of herpes viruses. It infects most people at some point in their lives. It can be spread to children through body fluids like saliva, tears, urine, blood, and even breast milk. It is often transmitted during diaper changes, while bathing, and during other close contact. Teenagers and adults transmit the virus through kissing and sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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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 is chikungunya disease?

What is chikungunya disease?

Chikungunya: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious ...Read more

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What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

What kind of disease is leukemia? Is it a non-communicable disease?

Its a Blood Cancer: It is not communicable. It begins in the bone marrow and mostly affects White blood cells(WBC). There are 4 different types of Leukemia which are often classified as Acute or Chronic. ...Read more

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What is newcastle disease?

What is newcastle disease?

Newcastle disease: Newcastle Disease is caused by a virus that can be deadly for many species of birds and which may cause mild flu- like symptoms in humans. ...Read more

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What is meningococcal disease?

What  is meningococcal disease?

Bacterial meningitis: The bacterium that causes the most severe and contagious form of meningtis is round, and the word "coccus" is used to describe round (or spherical) bacteria. The word"meningococcus" is a nickname for the bacterium, but the proper scientific name is neisseria meningitidis. ...Read more

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What is chagas disease?

What is chagas disease?

Parasitic disease: Chaga's a tropical parasitic disease caused by the parasite trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted by the reduvid "kissing bugs" in parts of south and central america. After an acute symptomatic phase, some people go on to develop chronic chaga's, which can involve the nervous system, GI tract, or heart. ...Read more

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What is legionnaires' disease?

What is legionnaires' disease?

A type of pneumonia: It is a type of pneumonia caused by a bacterium called legionella. This bacterium likes to grow in standing water such as in air conditioning units. ...Read more

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What is granulomatous disease?

What is granulomatous disease?

Chronically inflamed: Tissue due to infection, contains granules. If you were referring to CGD, chronic granulomatous disease, is a primary immune deficiency disorder where the white blood cells, phagocytes do not function well, resulting in chronic granulomatous inflammation in many organs secondary to infections with bacteria and fungi ...Read more

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What is legionnaires disease?

Probably not: Legionnaires' disease is a severe form of pneumonia — lung inflammation usually caused by infection. Legionnaires' disease is caused by a bacterium known as legionella. You can't catch legionnaires' disease from person-to-person contact. Instead, most people get legionnaires' disease from inhaling the bacteria. Older adults, smokers and people with weakened immune systems are particularly suscep. ...Read more

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What is xerophthalmia disease?

What is xerophthalmia disease?

Xerophthalmia: This nis dryness related to vitamin deficiency and/or autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What is immunotactoid disease?

What is immunotactoid disease?

Rare kidney problem: This is a distinctive disease in which the glomeruli -- kidney filters -- fill up with curious crystal-like structures derived from immunoglobulins. Some might compare their apperance to barely-cooked spaghetti. It's poorly-understood; you may want a subspecialist consultation. ...Read more

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What is behcet's disease?

What is behcet's disease?

Behcet's Disease: Behçet's disease (or behçet's syndrome) was named after a turkish dermatologist hulusi behçet. It represents a compilex of 3 symptoms: recurrent aphthous ulcers of the mouth, genital ulcers, and uveitis (inflammation of the eye uvea). It may also affect visceral organs (gi tract, pulmonary tract, musculoskeletal system and neurological system). It may even result in a ruptured vascular aneurysms. ...Read more

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What is hodgkin's disease?

What is hodgkin's disease?

A cancer: The short answer is a cancer of the lympoma group that spreads through the lymphatic system. Hodgkins lymphoma is probably the most curable and is identified by typical reed sternberg cells when the pathologist looks at a biopsy of one of the swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

What sort of disease is a cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

CMViin retina: It can also cause a retinitis and vision loss in patients with a compromised immune system such as cancer patients or HIV positive. ...Read more

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What is the disease onchocerciasis?

What is the disease onchocerciasis?

River Blindness: Onchocerciasis is a parasitic disease also known as river blindness. It is transmitted by black fly bites. Infection causes dermatitis, keratitis and chorioretinitis causing reduced vision and chronic skin disease. ...Read more

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What is huntington's disease?

What is huntington's disease?

Movement disorder: Hd is the result of an inherited abnormality due to genetic errors resulting in abnormal movements and behavioral problems. Hd can be diagnosed with genetic tests. It is usually apparent clinically in the 4th or 5th decades. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

What kind of condition is cytomegalovirus (c.M.V.) infection?

CMV: This is a virus with is very common and causes disease such as mononucleosus type diseases, serious lung or brain infections in some people who can't fight it because of suppressed immune systems. It is treatable with special antiviral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is behcet's disease and is it curable?

What is behcet's disease and is it curable?

A fforrm of vasculit: Behcets disease is a condition grouped under the disease category vasculitis which means inflammation of blood vessels. It involves mouth ulcers and posossibly inflammation in the eye, genital ulcers, and ceratin rashes. Can also cause bowel ulcers and blood clots. It can be treated with medications.. ...Read more

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What is Panner's disease?

What is Panner's disease?

Panner's disease: Panner's disease is osteochondrosis of the capitellum of the elbow. ...Read more