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What Type Of Pathogen Causes Malaria
Mosquitos: The disease spreads from person to person by mosquito bites. People living or staying for a long time in tropical or sub-tropical areas where the disease is common are at the greatest risk for infection. Short-term tourists have a very low risk. ...Read more
Not Cancer-Specific: Sepsis occurs when an infection enters the bloodstream, affecting many vital organs. The origin of the infection may be due to any number of different infections, ie pneumonia, utis, diverticulitis, etc. Cancer and its treatment may predispose people to develop these serious infections, but does not directly cause them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Tincture of time. If the viral infection is the true cause it will improve after resolution of the infection. ...Read more
Many: The causes are not clearly known. There are certain factors which may lead to diabetes. Virus infections can lead to diabetes. If it runs in your family, you are obese, smoke cigarettes, had gestational diabetes or had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds, have impaired glucose tolerance, do not exercise regularly, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure you are at high risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Invasionand Response: Bacterial meningitis usually begins with nasopharyngeal colonization by an organism, followed by invasion and bacteremia. The generation of an intense subarachnoid space inflammatory response, induced by release of bacterial virulence factors and/or inflammatory cytokines on sequences of bacterial meningitis, including cerebral edema, increased intracranial pressure, and alterations of blood flow. ...Read more
HIV as a pathogen: Hiv is an RNA retro-virus. It is spread via infected cells by blood or body fluids (e.g.: semen, breast milk, immune cells in the colon or vagina). The virus attaches to uninfected cells having a specific (cd4) receptor site. Once in the cell, the RNA virus changes to a dna virus, enters the nucleus of the cell ; integrates into the dna. It then uses the cells dna to live/replicate/spread. ...Read more
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