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  • viruses
  • Viruses that cause painful lip blisters, or cold sores, literally blasts its infectious DNA into human cells by making use of it internal pressure, which is eight times higher than a car tire. (medindia.net)
  • chronic
  • The Norwegian team believes that African women are more vulnerable to H.I.V. because of a chronic, undiagnosed parasitic disease: genital schistosomiasis (pronounced shis-to-so-MY-a-sis), often nicknamed 'schisto. (slashdot.org)
  • Still, it sounds like it's reasonable and important to treat the disease schistosmiasis [wikipedia.org] on the grounds that it has other chronic, serious issues. (slashdot.org)
  • treat
  • ID specialists treat conditions in many areas of the body including infections in the bones, bowel, brain, heart and lungs, pelvic organs, sinus, and urinary tract, with many of the conditions treatable with medications, procedures or surgery. (lifescript.com)
  • As the 'detectives' of the medical world, ID specialists have additional years of training and possess the expertise to quickly identify and treat potentially life-threatening infections. (medindia.net)
  • immune
  • World wide, more than 4 in 5 adults are exposed to this virus, but it only causes disease in people with weakened immune systems. (thebody.com)
  • In 2005 and 2006, several people with inflammatory diseases were treated with immune therapy (such as natalizumab) to block inflammatory cells and developed PML. (thebody.com)
  • cases
  • Today, most PML cases occur in people living with HIV, mainly in those with advanced disease and very low CD4+ cell counts. (thebody.com)
  • The study, which analyzed nearly 130,000 Medicare patient cases, is now available online and will be published in the December 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Disease s. (medindia.net)
  • Matching patient characteristics, researchers compared the outcomes of 61,680 cases in which a hospitalized patient saw an ID specialist to 65,192 cases that did not involve an ID specialist. (medindia.net)
  • rates
  • Letting $insert_disease_here maintain relatively high mortality rates ENCOURAGES birth rates because it increases poverty and so decreases the (opportunity) cost of having children. (slashdot.org)