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What are the immediate symptoms of acute HIV and how do most pple find out they have the disease?

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explain what is acute myocardial infarction secondary to coronary atherosclerotic disease type 2 diabets?


There are two things to explain: one - the acute myocardial infarction and two - the fact that this is secondary to the diabetes mellitus.
First: The infarction of the myocard is the death of a portion of the heart muscle, due to the obstruction of the artery that brings blood to it. Acute means it is recently produced (there is also a chronic condition). The obstruction could be made by: a blood clot, a piece of a fatty plaque from the internal wall of the artery or a severe spasm of the artery.
Second: The obstruction described above could be the result of various risk factors, among which the diabetes mellitus is one of the most important. Actually the diabetes accelerates the rate of plaque building on the artery wall. Other factors could be: high cholesterol in blood (the "aggresive" fractions known as LDL and VLDL), high blood pressure, sedentarism, etc.  (+ info)

Is acute pulminary disease painful and what is life expectancy for a person in this stage of emphysema?

acute is acute, emphysema is chronic, life expectancy is not totally dependant on this variable, multiple other things affect life expectancy, good luck  (+ info)

Are some groups more susceptible to Acute Myeloid Leukemia or do some groups experience this disease different?

I really need help!!! it's for my science project!! looked eveywhere

There is some geographic variation in the incidence of AML. In adults, the highest rates are seen in North America, Europe, and Oceania, while adult AML is rarer in Asia and Latin America. In contrast, childhood AML is less common in North America and India than in other parts of Asia. These differences may be due to population genetics, environmental factors, or a combination of the two.

The incidence of AML increases with age; the median age at diagnosis is 63 years. AML accounts for about 90% of all acute leukemias in adults, but is rare in children. The rate of therapy-related AML (that is, AML caused by previous chemotherapy) is rising; therapy-related disease currently accounts for about 10–20% of all cases of AML. AML is slightly more common in men, with a male-to-female ratio of 1.3:1.

A hereditary risk for AML appears to exist. There are numerous reports of multiple cases of AML developing in a family at a rate higher than predicted by chance alone. The risk of developing AML is increased threefold in first-degree relatives of patients with AML. Several congenital conditions may increase the risk of leukemia; the most common is probably Down syndrome, which is associated with a 10- to 18-fold increase in the risk of AML.  (+ info)

Is acute myocardial infarction the actual heart attack or a sickness/ disease?

can someone "have" AMI as a disease but no heart attack?
i just want to know if AMI is the sudden heart attack or can u walk around and say " i have AMI" like how ppl can say "i have diabetes"?

an acute myocardial infarction is a heart attack that happens suddenly. You can say I had an acute myocardial infarction, but no it does not go on forever like a disease process.

A myocardial infarction means a portion of the heart muscle has died from lack of oxygenation to the tissue. This damaged part does not ever return to normal. A small infarct can eventually get larger if the underlying problem is not corrected and a person will often have continues ischemia........meaning more of the heart muscle will be damaged or will be painful due to lack of oxygenation. But the word acute means immediate. It does not indicate a chronic and ongoing attack. If a person were to walk around having continual acute myocardial infarction they would not live very long, and they would be in severe pain etc. etc.  (+ info)

what is the difference between an acute disease and a chronic disease?

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Differentiate between local, systemic, acute, and chronic disease. Give an example of each. ?

Need help understanding these please

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What is the "acute stage" of a disease?

This is surprisingly hard to google for.
where did you find this on google then?

If referring to an illness, it is after the incubation period, the stage of the illness where the symptoms are the most severe, before recovery or convalesense.

You may need t practice your google seach skills mate :)  (+ info)

Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia a harmful disease?

I really need help!!! it's for my science project i looked everywhere!!!!!

Of course. This is a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow. Here is more info:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000542.htm  (+ info)

Is rabies chronic or acute disease?

I need this for a project, and I have no idea. Please help.

Rabies would normally be acute as it is quite sudden in onset. Chronic diseases develop very slowly over time.  (+ info)

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