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When was the canavan disease discovered?

When was the canavan disease discovered?

Described in 1931: Myrtelle canavan published the early description of what is now called canavan disease in 1931. The citation is: canavan, m m; schindlers encephalitis periaxialis diffusa, arch neurol psychiat 25:229, 1931. ...Read more

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When was cancer first discovered?

When was cancer first discovered?

Long time ago: There are some egyptian papyri that deal with medical issues. Mostly they have to do with trauma but bone cancer and female organ cancers were mentioned (or at least sounds like they were talking about it). It may have been known for longer but not recognized as such. It was less frequent too. Cancer is more common as we age and people did not live as long in ancient times. ...Read more

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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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When was diabetes first discovered?

When was diabetes first discovered?

Diabetes discovered: Good question! First noted in 1889. Please go to "www.news-medical.net/health/History of Diabetes.aspx" When I was 8 years old my father left for work early and it was left to me to help Mom with her diabetes. In those days diabetes was monitored by putting a dipstick in the urine and see what color came on the dipstick. It meant nothing because the dose of insulin was never changed. Not fun! ...Read more

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When was aids first discovered?

When was aids first discovered?

Early 1980's: In the early 1980's, doctors started recognizing very unusual cases of a skin cancer called kaopsi's sarcoma and a pneumonia called pcp in young men in ny and sf. Within a remarkably short period of time the HIV virus itself was discovered. We know know HIV has existed for over 100 years in africa, but world wide spread probably started in the 1970's. ...Read more

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When was HIV/AIDS first discovered?

When was HIV/AIDS first discovered?

1981: There's lots of information about HIV/AIDS out there - and it's always important to know one's status and one's risks. You may want to try the CDC website, or wikipedia has a good overview. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV/AIDS#cite_note-18 Talk with a doctor for more specific information. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists with HIV/AIDS diagnosis, prevention and treatment. ...Read more

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When was conjunctivitis first discovered?

When was conjunctivitis first discovered?

Unknown: This was undoubtedly one of the earliest eye diseases to be recognized. There are ancient manuscripts describing various emolients and preparations of animal body organs and secretions as poultices to treat this condtiion. So the "discovery" is ancient. Reasonable treatments came about with the development of medical advances including eyedrops with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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When was african sleeping sickness first discovered as caused by the bite?

When was african sleeping sickness first discovered as caused by the bite?

No: The disease was known about for hundreds of years before the parasite and the role of its vector, the tsetse fly, were discovered in 1903. ...Read more

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What was the first genetic disorder that was identified?

What was the first genetic disorder that was identified?

Sickle cell: We knew about inheritance, but the actual biology of the gene was first worked out for sickle cell by Linus Pauling. ...Read more

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I was scratched by a used instrument, the patient that i was working on was 13. There was no visible blood on the tool. What is the likelyhood of hiv?

Zero: Stop this worrying. If you can't stop, please get with your physician. You won't be the first person troubled by fears of HIV that you recognize yourself are unrealistic. But for your own sake and the sake of those around you, please do what you can to end these self-destructive fears. ...Read more

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How was the canavan disease diagnosed in a baby?

How was the canavan disease diagnosed in a baby?

Testing: Canavan disease is a type of leukodystrophy which results in premature death of a baby usually by 4 years of life. It is "autosomal recessive" which means both parents have to be carriers. There are tests available for parents to check if they are carriers. Visit http://www.Canavan.Org/ for more information. Speak to your primary physician (ob or pediatrician) for more info. ...Read more

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I was wondering is atherosclerosis thrombosis but in the early stages before getting blocked?

I was wondering is atherosclerosis thrombosis but in the early stages before getting blocked?

Atherosclerosis: As far as we know atherosclerosis and thrombosis are separate problems. Thrombosis often complicates athersosclerotic lesions. When a minor plaque ruptures and thrombosis results the vessel may become occluded or the atheroma may progress more rapidly than if the thrombus hadn't occurred. ...Read more

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When my daughter was born the doctor said she was a week or 2 overdue so does that mean the due date that I had at first was wrong?

When my daughter was born the doctor said she was a week or 2 overdue so does that mean the due date that I had at first was wrong?

Regarding dates...: Being born a week or two after the expected due date doesn't mean much, as long as a baby is healthy and full term. Life is not exact, and most babies are not born on their estimated due dates, but are born anytime from days before to a few days after the expected date. That is the way real life is. Exact conception dates, ovulation dates, due dates... they don't matter much in the big picture. ...Read more

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Gotten period on the first to the fourth as normal then on the fifteen an today bleeding again is this normal?

Gotten period on the first to the fourth as normal then on the fifteen an today bleeding again  is this normal?

Not really, but....: Irregular periods are very common - officially not 'normal' but very common. Stress, weight loss/gain, pregnancy, beginning menopause, and many other factors can lead to irregular periods. If your periods become regular again next month, then it's fine - if you continue to bleed/spot every week or so, you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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When was celiac disease discovered? Was it more than a century ago?

2nd Century: The first description of celiac disease was probably in the 2nd century ad. ...Read more