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What Things Predispose Someone To Chickenpox
Chicken pox: Chicken pox is an infection caused by the varicella virus. You will likely get the disease if you are near another person with chicken pox, who breathes the virus into the air but only when you have no immunity: which means that you have never had the disease ever before, or were never vaccinated. It is a very contagious virus and most people have chicken pox in childhood and never again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Mutations : One of the reasons why it's been difficult to develop an HIV vaccine is because the virus mutates. The research surrounding the development of a new vaccine is extensive, and not only can it take years, but it's also extremely expensive. A vaccine manufacturer has to be sure that the vaccine will work against a stable virus, and HIV is anything but. ...Read more
Pharyngeal pouch: A pharyngeal pouch is usually due to an error in intrauterine embryonal development. Certain cells do not go to the right place or fuse into a solid organ as they are supposed to. ...Read more
Aplastic Anemia: Stem cell failure can be congenital (eg, fanconi anemia) or, much more often, acquired. The major causes of acquired aplastic anemia are exposure to a wide variety of drugs and chemicals, ionizing radiation, and some viruses. Aplastic anemia has also occurred in patients with other immune disorders and occasionally in pregnancy, (frequently self-limited, ending with delivery). ...Read more
Yes some do: People with severe end-stage kidney failure require either kidney transplant or dialysis. Presently average life expectancy with dialysis is about 5 years from onset. Prognosis after successful kidney transplant is much better & longer. Living related transplanted kidneys, by & large, do better that cadaveric kidneys. Thus some people on dialysis may face death if they can't receive transplant. ...Read more
Yes: As we age our immune system does decline a little in function and that could explain an increase in infections. However, other things can also cause this and you should see your doctor for referral to an immunologist who can evaluate the immune system more carefully. ...Read more
What are the things a person should do to combat /eliminate the impact of intense greif ie; 4 example when someone says something nasty to you?
Genetic preposition: Acute ileitis is usually due to microbial infections, e.g., typhoid, though viral infections can also cause acute inflammation. Chronic ileitis or chronic inflammatory bowel disease does not have clearly defined causes and genetic predisposition are only a small part of the etiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: A person is bedridden when their disease state either causes them to be unable to tolerate other body positions or their have a disease state for which they must stay in bed. A very weak and chronically ill person with poor strength would be bedridden. A patient with bedsores on their buttocks (ischium) would also have to stay in bed. Muscular, or nerve diseases may make sitting impossible. ...Read more
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