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What is tropical pancytopenia?

What is tropical pancytopenia?

Let me explain: Pertaining to the tropics, the regions of the earth lying between the tropic of cancer above the equator and the tropic of capricorn below. An acute to chronic disease caused by ehrlichia canis which is transmitted by the brown dog tick, rhipicephalus sanguineus. It is characterized by fever, nasal and eye discharges, and emaciation.. ...Read more

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Pancytopenia (Definition)

This is a decrease in all the cell lines of your blood. Meaning the white count, hemoglobin and platelets. If someone is anemic, the hemoglobin is low. If someone us thrombocytopenic, the platelet count is low. If someone is pancytopenic, all cell lines are ...Read more


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What is tropical eosinophilia? What are the symptoms?

What is tropical eosinophilia? What are the symptoms?

Allergy to filaria: These are little worms carried by mosquitoes. As they travel through the lungs, they can produce asthma and other problems with breathing. There are often a lot of eosinophils in the blood during this illness, and the spleen tends to be big ...Read more

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What is leishmaniasis?

What is leishmaniasis?

An infection: Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease that is caused by a tiny little one celled creature that lives in insects in tropical climates. One form is found in iraq and syria, and causes a skin sore. Another form can cause intestinal disease and even death, and is found in south america. Both forms are transmitted by an insect bite, and can be treated well, if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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What is tropical medicine?

What is tropical medicine?

Tropical medicine: Also called international medicine, included diseases that are widespread or difficult to treat in tropical regions, such as malaria. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia ivgh?

What is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia ivgh?

A test 2 assess risk: The correct name is igvh mutational status assay. This is a gene test performed only on leukemic cells of patients with cll to assess risk of progression, and death from cll. The readout is either mutated (which is favorable) or unmutated (unfavorable). Igvh mutations happen during the normal generation of antibodies in white cells. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dengue fever?

What kind of condition is dengue fever?

Viral Illness: The aedes aegypti & aedes albopictus mosquitoes are both vectors for dengue fever. Denque fever is a viral illness. According to the world health organization the aedes aegypti feeds during the daytime & the females can on multiple humans during one feeding period. Who states dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) accompanied by muscle / joint pain, severe headches, pain behind. ...Read more

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What is cryptosporidiosis?

What is cryptosporidiosis?

Parasite: This is a parasite which causes diarrhea in human. People are effected by contaminated water but it is very treatable. ...Read more

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What is chriptosporidiosis?

What is chriptosporidiosis?

Cryptosporidiosis: Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by a protozoan parasite called cryptosporidium ; often spread through contaminated water. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

What is malaria?

Infection: Malaria is a mosquito-spread infectious disease of humans & other animals caused by eukaryotic protists (a microorganism). The protists act as parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that usually include fever & headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. The disease is widespread in tropical & subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

What is malaria?

Parasitic Disease: Carried by a mosquito flying from dusk to dawn, malaria is one-cell parasite called plasmodium. Malaria is transmitted from person-to-person through the bite of the female mosquito, who needs blood for her eggs. The parasite races to the liver then reemerges later. 50% of the world is at risk, & causes almost a half billion illnesses, w/ one million deaths yearly. It kills every 30 seconds. ...Read more

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What is malaria?

Parasitc infection : It is a anopheles mosquito transmitted parasitic disease and there are 4 subtypes of the parasite with vivax and falciparum being the most common and falciparum being the major deadly of the lot. Present in large areas of the world endemically and sporadically almost anywhere in the world including a few cases in USA due to world travel. Many options to prevent and treat no vaccine. Bad disease ! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

What is the definition or description of: chronic lymphocytic leukemia?

CLL: Simplisticly it is an overgrowth of lymphocytes. Since these cells are usually slow growing the disease tends to progress at a relatively slow rate compared to other types of leukemias and in general may take years to begin to harm a patient. Treatment is usually withheld until the patient becomes symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is malaria cure?

Are you referring to: A new discovery from researchers at the university of cape town in south africa? Generally malaria has multi drug resistance & each case carefully considered for appropriate treatment. In 2012, at least in animal models, a new medicine which seems to work on all forms & does it with a single dose. Called mmv390048, it is potent, very active, & may be in trial by late this year. We shall see. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cutaneous larval migrans?

What kind of condition is cutaneous larval migrans?

Cutaneous larval mig: This is the skin manifestation of an insect parasite crawling under the skin, usually on the arms or legs, and shows as actual yarn-sized and shaped raising of the skin. Treatment is a common prescription cream applied daily for several days. And cures it. ...Read more

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What exactly is mild leukemia, is it fatal?

Leukemia: All leukemia s are serious and require an evaluation by a specialist. Although some leukemias may not require tretment immediately most do. ...Read more

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What is leukocytopenia?

What is leukocytopenia?

Low WBC: Low white blood cell count. Could be due to a variety of reasons. Generally not concerning if the other cells ( reds and platelets ) look good and you do not have signs of infectin. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia?

What is the mechanism of tropical pulmonary eosinophilia?

Usually worms: Various types of worms prevalent in the tropics can cause eosinophilia. The term tropical pulmonary eosinophilia is usually used for the disorder due to microfilariae associated eosinophilia. ...Read more

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What is uremic hemolitic syndrome? How serious is this?

What is uremic hemolitic syndrome? How serious is this?

Can be serious: Hemolytic uremic syndrome ofter occurs due to infection with toxic strains of e coli. One of the manifestation is destruction of red cells and it causes damage to the kidneys. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia?

What is thrombocytopenia?

Thrombocytopenia: Thrombocytopenia means low platelets. Platelets are important for blood clotting. There are many reasons people become thrombocytopenia and there are many different levels of severity, some of which need therapy and some which do not. ...Read more

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What is thrombocytopenia?

What is thrombocytopenia?

LOW PLATLET COUNT: Thrombocytes also called platlets are cells in our blood and have important function in clotting of blood. When there is lower than normal count of these cells in the blood it is called Thrombocytopenia Normal Platlet Count is 150000 to 450000,and when it goes below 50000 it is called Thrombocytopenia and can cause tendency to bleed like nose bleed,easily bruising and purpura(petechiae) ...Read more

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