Posts Tagged ‘infection’

Am I infected with Lyme disease?

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Am I infected with lyme diseaseDetection of Lyme disease is not easy, giving rise to the question ‘am I infected with Lyme disease’? Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by bacteria genus Borrelia. Lyme disease is most common in undeveloped countries and is carried by arthropods. Humans can be infected by borreliosis bites from an infected tick.
The infection is not contagious, although it is possible to transfer the disease from mother to fetus through the placenta.
Lyme disease can affect multiple organs and systems and has quite a few symptoms. However, not all patients will suffer from the same complaints, and many of these complaints are not unique to this disease and may occur in other conditions. The incubation period (time from bite to onset of symptoms) is usually one to two weeks but can be much less (days) or longer (months, even years). The disease occurs in several stages and can be treated with special prescription after accurate diagnosis of the lyme disease.

Why genital infections can be dangerous

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

WomanAccording to statistics, today about 80% of all women at least once suffered from various infections are transmitted sexually. Moreover, the consequences of these infections may be much more serious than their signs, which as a rule are mostly discomfort and pain. The infections are sexually transmitted, falling and developing in the vagina, causing disturbances in its normal microflora. The genital infections with both developed and conditionally-pathogenic bacteria that cause of inflammatory diseases of the female genitals – salpingitis, salpingooforit, adnexyt, and cervicitis. Some inflammatory changes (especially inflammation of the cervix) can be converted into precancerous conditions, such as erosion. If these changes are not treated, they can switch in cancer. Some viruses are also considered onco-genes- such as papilloma virus. Some types of this virus (type 16 and type 18) are associated with increased risk of cancer of the cervix.
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Is the botulism dangerous?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

BotulismThe botulism has severe food toxic infection. The main reason for the spread of the disease micro Clostridium botulinum, caught in the canned vegetable. This germ develops in animals and human faeces and goes into the soil and thus – in fruits and vegetables. When canned product kept at room temperature and there are spores of bacillus, they begin to multiply and release toxins botulinov. This is an extremely powerful biological poison. Scientists say only 0 0000001 ml it kills guinea pig. The first sign that something is wrong is the double vision. It may occur after 6 hours, but may be delayed up to 3 or 10 days of consumption of contaminated food with botulism’s germs. Another sign is a dry throat – often you drink water, but you may not pass and drowning. Sometimes gets paresis of the tongue and lips and the patient can not speak. To impede movement of the hands and feet and fatigue occurs rapidly. The patient may die in full consciousness, if paralysis of respiratory muscles or heart. Development of the disease depends on the amount of poison commitments and the general condition of man.
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