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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Mar 18th, 2020 - Overview Coronavirus Open pop-up dialog box Close Coronavirus Coronavirus Coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle ...

HIV/AIDS - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Feb 12th, 2020 - Diagnosis HIV can be diagnosed through blood or saliva testing. Available tests include: Antigen/antibody tests. These tests usually involve drawing blood from a vein. Antigens are substances on the HIV virus itself and are usually detectable — a positive test — in the blood within a few weeks after exposure to HIV. Antibodies are produced by your immune system when it's exposed to HIV. It can ...

Diphtheria - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 31st, 2019 - Overview Diphtheria Diphtheria One sign of diphtheria is swollen glands (enlarged lymph nodes) in the neck. Diphtheria (dif-THEER-e-uh) is a serious bacterial infection that usually affects the mucous membranes of your nose and throat. Diphtheria is extremely rare in the United States and other developed countries, thanks to widespread vaccination against the disease. Diphtheria can be treated ...

Diphtheria - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diphtheria/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351903

Dec 31st, 2019 - Diagnosis Doctors may suspect diphtheria in a sick child who has a sore throat with a gray membrane covering the tonsils and throat. Growth of C. diphtheriae in a laboratory culture of material from the throat membrane pins down the diagnosis. Doctors can also take a sample of tissue from an infected wound and have it tested in a laboratory to check for the type of diphtheria that affects the s...

Cryptosporidium infection - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 11th, 2019 - Overview Cryptosporidium infection (cryptosporidiosis) is an illness caused by tiny, one-celled cryptosporidium parasites. When cryptosporidia (krip-toe-spoe-RID-e-uh) enter your body, they travel to your small intestine and then burrow into the walls. Later, they're shed in your feces. In most healthy people, a cryptosporidium infection produces a bout of watery diarrhea. The infection usually...

Rabies - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 5th, 2019 - Diagnosis At the time a rabid animal bites you, there's no way to know whether the animal has transmitted the rabies virus to you. For this reason, treatment to prevent the rabies virus from infecting your body is recommended if the doctor thinks there's a chance you have been exposed to the virus. Treatment Once a rabies infection is established, there's no effective treatment. Though a small ...

Gonorrhea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 5th, 2019 - Diagnosis To determine whether you have gonorrhea, your doctor will analyze a sample of cells. Samples can be collected by: Urine test. This can help identify bacteria in your urethra. Swab of affected area. A swab of your throat, urethra, vagina or rectum can collect bacteria that can be identified in a lab. For women, home test kits are available for gonorrhea. They include vaginal swabs for ...

Gonorrhea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gonorrhea/symptoms-causes/syc-20351774

Dec 5th, 2019 - Overview Gonorrhea is an infection caused by a sexually transmitted bacterium that infects both males and females. Gonorrhea most often affects the urethra, rectum or throat. In females, gonorrhea can also infect the cervix. Gonorrhea is most commonly spread during vaginal, oral or anal sex. But babies of infected mothers can be infected during childbirth. In babies, gonorrhea most commonly aff...

Rabies - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rabies/symptoms-causes/syc-20351821

Dec 5th, 2019 - Overview Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite. Animals most likely to transmit rabies in the United States include bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks. In developing countries of Africa and Southeast Asia, stray dogs are the most likely to spread rabies to people. Once a person begins showing ...

Genital warts - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-warts/symptoms-causes/syc-20355234

Nov 19th, 2019 - Overview Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. Nearly all sexually active people will become infected with at least one type of human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts, at some point during their lives. Genital warts affect the moist tissues of the genital area. They can look like small, flesh-colored bumps or have a cauliflow...

Vaginitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vaginitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354707

Nov 12th, 2019 - Overview Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders can also cause vaginitis. The most common types of vaginitis are: Bacterial vaginosis, which results from a change of the normal bacteria found ...

Kawasaki disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 30th, 2019 - Diagnosis There's no specific test available to diagnose Kawasaki disease. Diagnosis involves ruling out other diseases that cause similar signs and symptoms, including: Scarlet fever, which is caused by streptococcal bacteria and results in fever, rash, chills and sore throat Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a disorder of the mucous membranes Toxic shock syndrome Measles...

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sexually-transmitted-diseases-stds/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351246

Oct 28th, 2019 - Diagnosis Tests If your sexual history and current signs and symptoms suggest that you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or a sexually transmitted infection (STI), laboratory tests can identify the cause and detect coinfections you might also have. Blood tests. Blood tests can confirm the diagnosis of HIV or later stages of syphilis. Urine samples. Some STIs can be confirmed with a urin...

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sexually-transmitted-diseases-stds/symptoms-causes/syc-20351240

Oct 28th, 2019 - Overview Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) — or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) — are generally acquired by sexual contact. The organisms (bacteria, viruses or parasites) that cause sexually transmitted diseases may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Sometimes these infections can be transmitted nonsexually, such as from mother to infant du...

HIV/AIDS - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hiv-aids/symptoms-causes/syc-20373524

Oct 24th, 2019 - Overview Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child duri...

Scarlet fever - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scarlet-fever/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377411

Oct 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor will: Look at the condition of your child's throat, tonsils and tongue Feel your child's neck to determine if lymph nodes are enlarged Assess the appearance and texture of the rash Throat swab If your doctor suspects strep is the cause of your child's illness, he or she will also swab the tonsils and back of your child's throat to collect material...

Scarlet fever - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 15th, 2019 - Overview Scarlet fever Scarlet fever The red rash of scarlet fever usually begins on the face or neck, later spreading to the chest, trunk, arms and legs. Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that develops in some people who have strep throat. Also known as scarlatina, scarlet fever features a bright red rash that covers most of the body. Scarlet fever is almost always accompanied by a sore thr...

Salmonella infection - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 10th, 2019 - Overview Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces. Humans become infected most frequently through contaminated water or food. Typically, people with salmonella infection have no symptoms. Others develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps wit...

Rheumatic fever - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 9th, 2019 - Rheumatic fever care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic cardiologists treat people with all types of heart conditions, including people with heart damage caused by rheumatic fever. Mayo doctors trained in pediatric cardiology, cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular surgery and other areas collaborate as a multidisciplinary team to provide coordinated, comprehensive care. Thi...

Rheumatic fever - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 9th, 2019 - Overview Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can develop when strep throat or scarlet fever isn't properly treated. Strep throat and scarlet fever are caused by an infection with streptococcus (strep-toe-KOK-us) bacteria. Rheumatic fever most often affects children who are between 5 and 15 years old, though it can develop in younger children and adults. Although strep throat is comm...