Tag: "rash" at medical news

Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread

...ts with erythema migrans, the tell-tale bull's eye rash that is the most common clinical feature of Lyme disease, to determine when does blood stream invasion occur, how many patients experienced blood stream invasion and who is most vulnerable. Blood stream invasion occurred in 93 (43.7 percent) of patie...

A candidate biomarker to improve treatment of lupus patients

... than men and can cause problems ranging from skin rash and joint pain to kidney failure and stroke. The wide range of disease symptoms among patients can make SLE difficult to diagnose and treat, especially since current laboratory tests or biomarkers have limitations. A recent study provides the basis ...

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

... then migrates to the skin, causing the blistering rash of shingles. Generally, shingles first manifests...ide of the body or face. Then a painful blistering rash develops in that same area of skin; the rash can take two to four weeks to heal. Anyone who has ha...

Study provides guidelines for treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis

...emic arthritis, characterized by high fevers and a rash with swelling of other organs in addition to joints; enthesitis-related arthritis, which may affect the spine and hips; and psoriatic arthritis, where children have psoriasis in addition to swollen joints. Dr. Laxer and Dr. Philip D. Hashkes of the ...

New radiation technique helps brain cancer patients keep their hair

...e side effects of whole brain radiation, such as a rash on the scalp or behind the ears. With a short follow-up period, overall survival is 100 percent and only one patient has seen their cancer progress. "This new study will encourage doctors to consider using this new radiation technique to treat cance...

The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, Issue 4

...with chickenpox. When given within 24 hours of the rash starting to appear, acyclovir can shorten the length of time a child experiences a fever and can reduce the number of large spots. It doesn't however reduce the length of the illness, or the total number of spots (large and small). It also doesn't re...

Mayo researchers lead team that discovers role of dendritic cells in childhood autoimmune disease

... in weight loss; irritability; fatigue; fever; and rash around the eyelids, finger joints, knuckles, elbows, ankles or knees. Diagnosis may involve the following: blood tests to detect muscle enzymes and markers of inflammation; an electromyography (EMG) to assess nerve or muscle damage; muscle biopsy for...

Epidural injection does not reduce long-term pain for people with shingles

... Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Chronic pain is the most frequent complication of shingles. In their clinical trial Albert van Wijck, Wim Opstelten (University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands) and colleagues randomly assigned 598 shingles patient...

Doctors need to be able to recognise smallpox

...stinguish it from other illnesses," he adds. Many rash illnesses could be confused with smallpox; understanding the clinical differences between smallpox and chickenpox, for example, is important for all physicians, state the authors. The Seminar reviews the essential microbiological, clinical and epide...

Coping with crisis on campus: Conference will focus on college mental health issues after disasters

...ly collapse of a homecoming weekend bonfire, and a rash of suicides. It will also include experts from the U-M and other campuses who have particular expertise in disaster preparedness, post-crisis mental health counseling, and college mental health issues. Members of the Michigan Center for Public Healt...

Study shows rituximab effective in treating chronic graft-versus-host disease

...sue, producing problems that can range from a mild rash to diarrhea and fever to life-threatening disorders. Despite therapy that can last months or years, chronic GVHD kills up to a third of all those who survive long-term after stem-cell transplants for leukemia. Traditionally, scientists have thought...

New drug poised to radically change the treatment of severe anemias

...-tolerated. The most common side effects were skin rash (affecting approximately 11 percent of patients) and gastrointestional problems, which occurred in 15 percent of the group and included abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. Most patients (92 percent) were able to complete the study, ...

Neurobiology of dread gives scientists clues about human decision making

... in the brain that might cause people to make such rash decisions." The study was conducted using an fMRI scanner to look at the brains of the study participants while delivering a series of low voltage shocks to the foot of each participant, with different levels of intensity and different time delays up...

Antiviral drugs may help relieve nerve pain related to shingles

.... When it becomes reactivated, the virus causes a rash and nerve pain (postherpetic neuralgia). Postherpetic neuralgia can that lasts for months or years and affects as many as one million people in the United States. Dianna Quan, M.D., and colleagues at the University of Colorado and Health Sciences Ce...

Deaths from rodent virus raise need for tracking system

...ts had developed lethargy, diarrhea, liver damage, rash and fever; one had lung damage and one had seizures. Out of concern that an infection had been transmitted through transplantation, the Rhode Island Department of Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and P...

Skin rash in patients treated for liver cancer determines survival

..., researchers found that the development of a skin rash correlated directly with the patient's response to treatment. Patients who developed a rash lived twice as long as those who did not, according to a study led by researchers at the University ...

Warning for budding young footballers playing in new boots

...aphylococcus aureus. He also developed a secondary rash during convalescence. Toxic shock syndrome has become less common since the link with tampon use was recognised in the 1980s, write the authors. And in children, for whom this association does not apply, the syndrome is rare. But these cases show tha...

Hopkins researchers develop new quick tool to sort out insect bites in children

... who were eventually diagnosed with an insect-bite rash had undergone extensive lab tests and skin biopsie...ng the tool is straightforward, Cohen adds. If the rash fits the SCRATCH criteria, it's likely bug-borne. S for Symmetry Erruptions are usually symmetr...

Shire's DAYTRANA, first patch medication for ADHD in children, now available in pharmacies

...ts or irritation. Skin irritation or allergic skin rash may occur. ...

Arthritis drug helps debilitating inflammatory disease

... most children, the first sign of the disease is a rash that develops within the first six weeks of life. ...d that anakinra might be effective in treating the rash and other symptoms of NOMID. Anakinra is a biologic agent, a medicine based on compounds that are ma...

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