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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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What is the incubation period for aids?

What is the incubation period for aids?

HIV infection: This is probably the wrong question. There is no 'incubation' period. If you get infected with HIV you are infected with HIV and must be treated to prevent the immune destruction that leads to aids.

Now, from exposure to full on infection is usually a fourteen to twenty-one day process. The new HIV viral tests can be 100% accurate at day 21 or later. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for plague?

What is the incubation period for plague?

Typically short.: A few hours with pulmonary exposure. A few days with the typical bite exposure (bubonic plague). ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for toxoplasmosis?

What is the incubation period for toxoplasmosis?

Months plus: Most acute disease is asymptomatic, more severe disease in immunocompromised pts is associated with reactivation disease — as in acquiring or being exposed at an earlier age. ...Read more

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Is the incubation period the most infectious period?

Is the incubation period the most infectious period?

Not necessarily: It the period between your exposure to the germs and when you actually become ill. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for HSV 1?

What is the incubation period for HSV 1?

2-12 days: Incubation period: For HSV-1, the amount of time between contact with the virus and the appearance of symptoms, the incubation period, is two to 12 days. Most people average about three to six days. ...Read more

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Is syphilis related to gullain barre syndrome? What is the incubation period of syphilis on average?

Is syphilis related to gullain barre syndrome? What is the incubation period of syphilis on average?

Syphilis: No. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease cause by a bacterium. The neurological symptoms of syphilis take 10-20 years to develop. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disease with rapid ascending weakness in the legs and arms that can cause loss of respiratory function. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis will distinguish between the two diseases. Start using condoms to avoid syphilis. ...Read more

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How long is the incubation period between the time someone coughs or sneezes at me and the time I start feeling sick?

How long is the incubation period between the time someone coughs or sneezes at me and the time I start feeling sick?

Depends on condition: Incubation period for common cold is. 2to3 days but sometimes symptoms can start after 12 hours as it depends on the virus. Same holds true for influenza average is 2 days. Other conditions like Pneumonia etc may have different incubation period. But on average most 2 to 3 days. But symptoms may start earlier at times after 12 hours ...Read more

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Nit incubation period? What is the incubation period for louse nits?

Nit incubation period? What is the incubation period for louse nits?

10-14 days: The period from the laying of eggs to hatching of the first nymph is 10-14 days. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for H3N2?

1 - 4 days, usually: Incubation period of most strains of influenza is 1-4 days, typically 2, but can be as long as 7 for a variant of H3n2. H3N2 is a subtype of influenza A. See http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/acip/clinical.htm and see http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-8347-311534--,00.html and see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_A_virus_subtype_H3N2 ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for legionnaires?

Incubation: The bacterium Legionella Pneumophila causes most cases of Legionnaire's Disease & is spread when microscopic water drops are inhaled. Symptoms usually begin 2 to 10 average exposure. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for flu this fall?

Average 2 days: The typical incubation period for influenza is 1—4 days (average: 2 days). Adults shed influenza virus from the day before symptoms begin through 5—10 days after illness onset. However, the amount of virus shed, and presumably infectivity, decreases rapidly by 3—5 days after onset in an experimental human infection model. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for iatrogenic cjd?

What is the incubation period for iatrogenic cjd?

Potentially years: Many years. For example some cases reported have been after exposures almost 20 years earlier. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of rabies in children after an exposure?

What is the incubation period of rabies in children after an exposure?

RABIES: Rabies is a serious viral encephalitis transmitted by saliva of infected bats and certain animals. The incubation period is 1 to 2 months to more than 1 year. Initial symptoms are nonspecific followed by encephalitis, ascending paralysis and hydrophobia. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for Syphilis? As far as test reactivity is concerned.

What is the incubation period for Syphilis? As far as test reactivity is concerned.

Tricky syphilis: Syphilis can appear one week to THREE months after an exposure. Part of that has to do with how many bacteria came across at the time of infection. Obviously if there were alot of those germs, the infection would get started earlier than otherwise. Serological or blood testing should parallel those symptoms- it gets more complicated though when exposures were in the past. An ID doc can help. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for food poisioning and what is usually the first sign?

What is the incubation period for food poisioning and what is usually the first sign?

Under 24 hr: It usually comes on within 24 hours of eating the food. Vomiting and abdominal pain are most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Can pityriasis rosea be spread from person to person? What is the incubation period?

Can pityriasis rosea be spread from person to person?  What is the incubation period?

Presume "no": The cause of pityriasis rosea is unknown, but it may be a virus (because sometimes several people get the rash around the same time). If it is due to a virus, the way it is transmitted from one person to another is also unknown. So, the rash is not considered contagious. It goes away by itself in about 6 weeks. If worried, or in a special situation, one should discussed it with his doctor. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of n fowleri? Why do some sites say 1-7 and others go up to 15 days? Seems most cases are 7 or less when symp show

What is the incubation period of n fowleri? Why do some sites say 1-7 and others go up to 15 days? Seems most cases are 7 or less when symp show

N. fowleri: CDC states Sx's start 1-9 days (median 5 days) AFTER EXPOSURE. People usually die 1-18 days (median 5 days) AFTER START of SYMPTOMS. These are two different statstics. Because there have only been 143 cases in the US between 1962 & 2017 — new cases may make slight changes in overall stats. There have even been some recent survivors! REF: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/illness.html ...Read more

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What is the incubation period on most STDs?

Very wide range: "Incubation period" can mean time to symptoms or time until transmissible to partners. Many STDs never cause symptoms, especially in women. When symptoms occur, typical times are gonorrhea 3-5 days; chlamydia 1-2 weeks; herpes 3-10 days; syphilis 3-6 weeks; HIV 10-20 days; HPV 1-2 mo. to transmit, 6 mo. to 2 years for warts or abnormal pap smear. If at risk, get tested; don't wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of jra and what are the alternative treatments?

What is the incubation period of jra and what are the alternative treatments?

INCUBATION PER SE IS: A term used when describing an organisms time period between exposure and full-blown infectious symptoms.
Jra typically can start at any age in a young man or woman, and symptoms are typically full-blown joint disease/pain/swelling pretty quickly from onset of disease process.
I am sure one of our rheumatology experts will further define this for you. I hope this helps you some. ...Read more

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My husband has scabies. How long is the incubation period and at what point at you contagious?

My husband has scabies. How long is the incubation period and at what point at you contagious?

As long as 6 weeks: It can be as long as six weeks before symptoms appear, but a much shorter time is usual. Any time you have contact with someone who harbors the mite, you can catch it. Treatment for close contacts of affected persons is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period of mumps? My friend has it and I'm worried I might get it now. He's been coughing and sneezing around me a lot.

Mumps: According to the CDC, the average incubation period for mumps is 16 to 18 days, with a range of 12 to 25 days. Clinical Features. Mumps usually involves pain, tenderness, and swelling in one or both parotid salivary glands (cheek and jaw area). It is spread through direct contact with respiratory secretions or saliva or through fomites (foreign objects). Get immunized and stay away is best. ...Read more

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What is the incubation period for a herpes sore?

Varies, but few days: The incubation period varies from 2 to 20 days (depending on the source). Most lesions probably occur between 5-7 days after exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


Incubation Period (Definition)

Incubation period is the period between exposure to infection ...Read more