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Corticobasal degeneration - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/corticobasal-degeneration/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20475446

Dec 10th, 2019 - Diagnosis A diagnosis of corticobasal degeneration is made based on your signs and symptoms. However, your signs and symptoms could be due to another degenerative disease such as progressive supranuclear palsy, Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Researchers are looking at whether positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computerized tomograph...

Rabies - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rabies/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351826

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 ...

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 ...

Tetanus - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tetanus/symptoms-causes/syc-20351625

Feb 21st, 2019 - Overview Tetanus is a serious disease caused by a bacterial toxin that affects your nervous system, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of your jaw and neck muscles. Tetanus can interfere with your ability to breathe and can threaten your life. Tetanus is commonly known as "lockjaw." Thanks to the tetanus vaccine, cases of tetanus are rare in the United States and other parts o...

Tetanus - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tetanus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351631

Feb 21st, 2019 - Diagnosis Doctors diagnose tetanus based on a physical exam, medical and immunization history, and the signs and symptoms of muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Laboratory tests generally aren't helpful for diagnosing tetanus. Treatment There's no cure for tetanus. Treatment consists of wound care, medications to ease symptoms and supportive care. Wound care It's essential to clean the wound to ...

Meningitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meningitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350508

Jan 7th, 2019 - Overview Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord. The swelling from meningitis typically triggers symptoms such as headache, fever and a stiff neck. Most cases of meningitis in the United States are caused by a viral infection, but bacterial, parasitic and fungal infections are other causes. Some cases of meningitis improve without treatm...

Meningitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meningitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350514

Jan 7th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your family doctor or pediatrician can diagnose meningitis based on a medical history, a physical exam and certain diagnostic tests. During the exam, your doctor may check for signs of infection around the head, ears, throat and the skin along the spine. You or your child may undergo the following diagnostic tests: Blood cultures. Blood samples are placed in a special dish to see if i...

West Nile virus - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/west-nile-virus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350325

Oct 31st, 2018 - Diagnosis Spinal tap (lumbar puncture) Spinal tap (lumbar puncture) During a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) procedure, you typically lie on your side with your knees drawn up to your chest. Then a needle is inserted into your spinal canal — in your lower back — to collect cerebrospinal fluid for testing. Besides conducting a physical exam, your doctor can confirm the presence of West Nile virus o...

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20371226

Oct 3rd, 2018 - Overview Creutzfeldt-Jakob (KROITS-felt YAH-kobe) disease is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to dementia and, ultimately, death. Symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) can resemble those of other dementia-like brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's. But Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease usually progresses much more rapidly. CJD captured public attention in the 1990s when some people in the ...

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/creutzfeldt-jakob-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371230

Oct 3rd, 2018 - Diagnosis Only a brain biopsy or an examination of brain tissue after death (autopsy) can confirm the presence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But doctors often can make an accurate diagnosis based on your medical and personal history, a neurological exam, and certain diagnostic tests. The exam is likely to reveal characteristic symptoms such as muscle twitching and spasms, abnormal reflexes, and...

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/premenstrual-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20376787

Apr 4th, 2018 - Diagnosis There are no unique physical findings or lab tests to positively diagnose premenstrual syndrome. Your doctor may attribute a particular symptom to PMS if it's part of your predictable premenstrual pattern. To help establish a premenstrual pattern, your doctor may have you record your signs and symptoms on a calendar or in a diary for at least two menstrual cycles. Note the day that yo...

Chronic fatigue syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20360510

Jan 4th, 2018 - Diagnosis There's no single test to confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. Because the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome can mimic so many other health problems, you may need patience while waiting for a diagnosis. Your doctor must rule out a number of other illnesses before diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome. These may include: Sleep disorders. Chronic fatigue can be caused by sl...

Chronic fatigue syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20360490

Jan 4th, 2018 - Overview Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest. This condition is also known as systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Sometimes it's abbreviated as ME/CFS....

Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccines
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Jan 18th, 2016 - Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) are serious bacterial infections. Tetanus causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw. Diphtheria usually affects the nose and throat. Whooping cough causes uncontrollable coughing. Vaccines can protect you from these diseases. In the U.S., there are four combination vaccines: DTaP p...

Pneumococcal Infections
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Nov 22nd, 2010 - 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 back of their nose. Pneumococcal infections can be mild or severe. The most common types of infections are Ear infections Sinus infections Pneumonia Sepsis Meningitis How the diagnosis is made depends upon where the infection is. Your d...

Meningococcal Infections
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Oct 5th, 2010 - Meningococci are a type of bacteria that cause serious infections. The most common infection is meningitis, which is an inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Meningococci can also cause other problems, including a serious bloodstream infection called sepsis. Meningococcal infections can spread from person to person. Risk factors include Age - it is more commo...

Syringomyelia
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Aug 15th, 2001 - Syringomyelia is a rare disorder that causes a cyst to form in your spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, gets bigger and longer over time, destroying part of the spinal cord. Damage to the spinal cord from the syrinx can cause symptoms such as Pain and weakness in the back, shoulders, arms or legs Headaches Inability to feel hot or cold Symptoms vary according to the size and location of th...

HIV/AIDS and Infections
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Jul 1st, 2001 - Having HIV/AIDS weakens your body's immune system. It destroys the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts you at risk for opportunistic infections (OIs). OIs are serious infections that take advantage of your weak immune system. These infections are less common and less severe in healthy people. There are many types of OIs: Bacterial infections, including tuberculosis and a serious r...

Childhood Immunization
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Aug 27th, 2000 - Today, children in the United States routinely get vaccines that protect them from more than a dozen diseases such as measles, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Most of these diseases are now at their lowest levels in history, thanks to years of immunization. Children must get at least some vaccines before they may attend school. Vaccines help make you immune to seriou...

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
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Aug 23rd, 2000 - Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, degenerative brain disorder. Symptoms usually start around age 60. Memory problems, behavior changes, vision problems, and poor muscle coordination progress quickly to dementia, coma, and death. Most patients die within a year. The three main categories of CJD are Sporadic CJD, which occurs for no known reason Hereditary CJD, which runs in families Acq...