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Why was legionnaires disease given such an odd name? When and where was the disease first identified?

American Legion: The disease got its name from an outbreak of pneumonia among people attending an american legion convention at the bellevue-stratford hotel in philadelphia in july 1976. ...Read more

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Is anomaly sono discover any disease?

Is anomaly sono discover any disease?

Ultrsonography: Today's ultrasound is very advanced, it is geared towards soft tissue abnormalities and blood flow in vessels. It is one of many modalities used to diagnose disease, an experienced clinician will help guide and prescribe the best testing for you ...Read more

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What to expect for first signs of Crohn's disease?

What to expect for first signs of Crohn's disease?

Variable: There are many potential "first signs". Weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, iron deficiency, fatigue, blood in the stool, arthritis, fever. Any of these could be first signs. Its a tricky disease unfortunately. ...Read more

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I'm 33 yrs old ..Want to get pregnant ..But so worried that i'd get a baby withdown's syndrome so what are tests at first trim.Concerning this disease?

I'm 33 yrs old ..Want to get pregnant ..But so worried that i'd get a baby withdown's syndrome so what are tests at first trim.Concerning this disease?

11-13 weeks in: The doctor uses ultrasound to measure a specific region on the back of a baby's neck.This is known as a nuchal translucency screening test.When abnormalities are present, more fluid than usual tends to collect in this tissue.Results of the ultrasound are paired with blood tests that measure levels of pregnancy-associated plasma protein-a (papp-a) and a hormone known as hcg. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of cjd disease?

What are the first symptoms of cjd disease?

Mental deterioration: Mental deterioration as manifest by dementia, behavioral changes and decline in higher cortical functions (concentration, judgement) can occur early and progress rapidly. Often patients will also have myoclonus (uncontrollable jerking of muscles). ...Read more

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What are the first early signs and symptoms of ménière's disease?

What are the first early signs and symptoms of ménière's disease?

Some: Not everyone gets all of the signs or symptoms. But, dizziness, a feeling or fullness in the ear or ears, and decreased hearing could be noticed by someone. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes celiac disease to begin in the first place?

Can anyone tell me what causes celiac disease to begin in the first place?

Genetics: If you are born with genetic mutations, hla types dq2 or dq8, this predisposes you to develop celiac disease. Then it is usually an environmental trigger, like abnormal gut microbes or infection that triggers it from being a genetic predisposition into an active condition. The condition starts with damage the the microvilli that line the gut and eventually ends with total villous atrophy. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions or diseases (preferably fatal), where either hearing or sight loss is one of the first symptoms?

Are there any conditions or diseases (preferably fatal), where either hearing or sight loss is one of the first symptoms?

A long list: There are many conditions that satisfy these criterion. Included are various strokes, brain tumors and aneurysms and metabolic conditions such as diabetes. There are a number of inherited conditions which might start as a visual problem such as ataxia telangiectasia. Toxic conditions such as methyl alcohol poisoning also can start with vision loss. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

What are the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Behavior and mood : Studies have documented changes in personality and depression starting 3-5 yrs prior to memory loss. The problem progresses to involve organizational skills, ability to do basic skills such as driving or balancing a checkbook, and need for increased help in basic activities. In older pts without good reasons for depression, alz disease may be starting. ...Read more

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