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What things predispose someone to chickenpox?

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 more

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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


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What things predispose someone to dermatosclerosis?

What things predispose someone to dermatosclerosis?

Diabetes: It is associated with diabetes and usually involves the back of neck. It is difficult to treat although to is often asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to chicken pox?

What predisposes someone to chicken pox?

Varicella: The most common reason why someone gets chicken pox (varicella) is that they have no immunity to the disease. They were either never exposed to it or were exposed but did not develop a lasting immunity to it. ...Read more

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What factors may lead to someone contracting neurosyphilis?

What factors may lead to someone contracting neurosyphilis?

Untreated syphilis: Untreated syphilis progresses, in most cases, to invasion of the brain and nervous system. This causes encephalitis and eventually dementia and death. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to dermatomyositis?

What predisposes someone to dermatomyositis?

Unclear: One recent study suggests that heavy muscular exertion and emotional stress may be risk factors -- but the totally honest answer is that we don't know. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come it is difficult to develop a vaccine against hiv?

Can someone explain to me how come it is difficult to develop a vaccine against hiv?

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

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What can cause someone to develop carsickness?

What can cause someone to develop carsickness?

Sensitivities: We know there is a strong association with migraine, which likely involves an inordinate sensitivity of a neurotransmitter, glutamate, and this does run in families. Any dysfunction of inner ear connections can destabilize on motion, and also provoke carsickness. ...Read more

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What things predispose someone to pharyngeal pouch?

What things predispose someone to pharyngeal pouch?

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

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What can the average person do to help donate something to cancer/childhood cancer?

What can the average person do to help donate something to cancer/childhood cancer?

Find what fits: Find a charity or organization that you believe in and donate what time or money you feel able to. Ther eis no one right answer, it will depnd on what you are willing and able to do. ...Read more

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What things can make someone more likely to have panic attacks?

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What things can make someone more likely to have panic attacks?

Panic predisposition: History of panic/anxiety/depression, substance abuse, heredity, ptsd, obsessive compulsive do, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, mitral valve prolapse, inner ear disease, caffeine/nicotine/stimulants, phobias, chronic illnesses. ...Read more

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What things predispose someone to aplastic anemia?

What things predispose someone to aplastic anemia?

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

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Can people really die from not having someone to transplant a kidney to them?

Can people really die from not having someone to transplant a kidney to them?

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

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Can you tell me in the immune system causes the elderly person to be more prone to infection?

Can you tell me in the immune system causes the elderly person to be more prone to infection?

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

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What causes someone to be introverted?

What causes someone to be introverted?

There are multiple: possible causes of introversion. It may be hereditary, learned, due to self consciousness about physical attributes, lack of self confidence. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to an older persons nutrition as they get older?

Could you tell me what happens to an older persons nutrition as they get older?

Less Calories needed: As a person gets older they need less calories. The metabolism of the muscles slows down. As people age, if the eat the same amount of calories as they did in their 20s and 30s, they may notice weight gain. ...Read more

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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?

Forgiveness: I think the best way to help yourself if the situation allows is to forgive. Holding grudges and bottling it in does us a lot of harm. If that is not possible then venting it friends or counselors or even journaling could help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to ileitis?

What predisposes someone to ileitis?

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 more

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Could you tell me what are some diseases that cause a person to be bedridden?

Could you tell me what are some diseases that cause a person to be bedridden?

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