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Infections

Liver Resection
An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system...
Allergy Shots
keeping pet areas clean and keeping your pets' shots up-to-date....
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
treat. A vaccine to prevent anthrax is available for people in the military and others at high risk. NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
Cat Scan
make the diagnosis, including a chest x-ray, CT scan of the lungs, and an examination of tissues...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit...
Artificial Kidney (Hemodialysis)
also be at risk if you are having hemodialysis. Symptoms of bone infections include Pain in the...
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
emergencies. Symptoms include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. Treatment may include antitoxins, intensive medical care, or surgery of infected wounds. To prevent botulism: Be very...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an illness caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. Almost half of all cats carry the infection at some point. The infection...
Blood Transfusion
disease can also spread through contaminated food, a blood transfusion, a donated organ or from mother to baby during pregnancy. If you notice symptoms, they might include Fever Flu-like A physical exam and blood tests can diagnose it. You may also need...
Home Pregnancy Tests (Pregnancy Test)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus found around the world. It is related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and infectious mononucleosis (mono). Between 50 percent and...
Clinical Trials
Ebola hemorrhagic fever is caused by a virus. It is a severe and often fatal disease. It can affect humans and other primates. Researchers believe that the...
Allergy Shots
Haemophilus is the name of a group of bacteria. There are several types of Haemophilus. They can cause different types of illnesses involving breathing, bones and...
Botox To Treat Multiple Sclerosis (Ms)
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that causes infection in the stomach. It is found in about two-thirds of the world's population. It may be spread...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver....
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis A, is caused by the...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Some people have no symptoms at all. A blood test can tell if you have it. HBV usually gets better on its own after a few months. If it does not get better, it is called chronic HBV, which lasts a lifetime. Chronic HBV can lead to scarring of the liver, liver failure, or liver cancer. There is a...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
dark-colored urine, and pale bowel movements. A blood test can tell if you have it. Usually, hepatitis C does not get better by itself. The infection can last a lifetime and may lead to scarring of the liver or liver cancer. Medicines sometimes help, but side...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Histoplasma. The fungus is common in the eastern and central United States. It grows in soil and material...
Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Infectious arthritis is...
Home Pregnancy Tests (Pregnancy Test)
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick. The first symptom is usually a rash, which may look like a bull's eye. As...
Home Pregnancy Tests (Pregnancy Test)
Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. You get it when an infected mosquito bites you. Malaria is a major cause of death worldwide, but it is almost...
Flu Vaccination
common In its early stages, you may have flu-like symptoms and a stiff neck. But the...
Allergy Shots
Mumps is an illness caused by the mumps virus. It starts with Fever Headache Muscle aches Tiredness Loss of appetite After that, the salivary glands under...
Pinworm Test
Parasites are living things that use other living things - like your body - for food and a place to live. You can get them from contaminated food or water, a bug bite,...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Pinworms are small parasites that can live in the colon and rectum. You get them when you swallow their eggs. The eggs hatch inside your intestines. While you...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
causes fever, chills, shock, and bleeding under the skin or other organs. is no vaccine. NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
Allergy Shots
Pneumococci are a type of streptococcus bacteria. The bacteria spread through contact with people who are ill or by healthy people who carry the bacteria in the...
Allergy Shots
the disease is usually fatal. A series of shots can prevent rabies in people exposed to the...
Flu Vaccination
Rotavirus is a virus that causes gastroenteritis. Symptoms include severe diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and dehydration. Almost all children in the U.S. are likely...
Home Pregnancy Tests (Pregnancy Test)
Salmonella is the name of a group of bacteria. In the United States, it is a common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella occurs in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
such as diabetes, AIDS, cancer, and kidney or liver disease People suffering diagnose sepsis using a blood test to see if the number of white blood...
Allergy Shots
Tetanus is a serious illness caused by Clostridium bacteria. The bacteria live in soil, saliva, dust, and manure. The bacteria can enter the body through a deep...
Blood Transfusion
infected water Receiving an infected organ transplant or blood transfusion Most people with toxoplasmosis don't need treatment....
Analysis Of Urine (Urinalysis)
The urinary system is the body's drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary...
Chest X-Ray
Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus (or mold) called Coccidioides. The fungi live in the soil of dry areas like the southwestern U.S. You get it from...