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Are there diseases for which infection does not grant lasting immunity but a vaccine does?

Rabies is almost 100% fatal so there is no chance to develop immunity. So, post-exposure vaccination is used if the person has not been vaccinated prior to exposure. Rabies is a vaccine-...
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Are there diseases for which infection does not grant lasting immunity but a vaccine does?

Varicella zoster - you can get infected and then develop shingles recurrences which are preventable using vaccination eg Shingrix https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/shingrix/index.html
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Is walking pneumonia aka mycoplasma pneumoniae curable?

Fortunately "walking pneumonia", also known as atypical pneumonia, is not a lifelong condition. Atypical pneumonia can be caused by various bacteria and viruses. The most common bacteria that causes ...
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Medical database with symptom frequencies

Nature Communications have such a database. Human symptoms–disease network XueZhong Zhou, Jörg Menche, Albert-László Barabási & Amitabh Sharma Published: 26 June 2014 They count the number of ...
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How do doctors go about diagnosing uncommon diseases?

My question is, statistically most cases are horses, but how do you find the zebras? The answer is... complicated. I will answer first from my experience as a (US) physician, and secondly, from a ...
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Not taking bath or shower when sick

Is there any evidence that taking a bath or shower when sick has negative effects? This is quite interesting because I've heard MANY patients with this same belief. Some people believe that bathing ...
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Does wart treatment (such as freezing) kill the wart or only triger the bodies natural immune reaction?

It does both. The center of the wart is weakened/killed with the acid/nitrogen(cold), while the periphery is damaged (both the wart and the skin around it). Because the wart is weakened, the body'...
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Ulcerative Colitis Disease Activity

N.b. My institution does not have access to this journal and the upload you made has since been deleted There are a number of ways of scoring the severity of ulcerative colitis on endoscopy; there ...
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What is a terminal or chronic illness? What is the difference between the two?

Erm, the term chronic illness in itself isn't unambiguous, in the scientific literature it is used in different ways: The academic literature is not immune to the same kind of terminology ...
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Where I can find infomation about ALL diseases of human beings?

Is there any book or website about ALL diseases were officially registered ever? The best you're going to get is the International Classification of Disease (ICD) which is developed by the World ...
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Is there a virus from which humans can recover, but which doesn't grant long lasting immunity?

Seasonal coronaviruses come back year after year and we continue to suffer with them Researchers do know that reinfection is an issue with the four seasonal coronaviruses that cause about 10 to 30% ...
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How do doctors go about diagnosing uncommon diseases?

The UK National Health Service estimates that 80% of rare diseases have an underlying genetic etiology¹. Thus, rare diseases diagnosis now and in the near future is mostly a function of: Having a ...
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How has computational modelling and simulation contributed to medical research?

I recommend looking into protein folding. Since the 1960s, computer modelling has been used to (attempt to) predict the structure of proteins and the steps they go through to get there. Low-resolution ...
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Patches of Partial Albinism

The website you linked to refers to piebaldism as "partial albinism". Piebaldism is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by pathogenic variants of the KIT gene. This is a ...
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What is the intuition behind diagnosis of Hyponatremia?

I am a first year medical student and my textbook of biochemistry under the heading of sodium under the section minerals barely touched upon hyponatremia... You are too impatient, everything will ...
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What ages are included by 'the young and the elderly"

Young: Definition of Older Adolescent and Young Adult: For the purposes of this review, the older adolescent-young adult age range is considered to be 15 to 29 years of age. Most of the ...
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Are Drug toxicity, Infectious toxic disease, Hypoxia & Malignancy all Acquired Metabolic Diseases?

When you classify diseases by causes, you put a disease in a certain group according to what happens first in that disease. For example, pheochromocytoma, a tumor of the adrenal medulla, releases ...
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What is the solution for Chikungunya?

Since 'the cure' or rather a vaccine against the virus is still only on the horizon, affected populations have to resort to prevention measures and supportive care, once the infection breaks out. Even ...
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Disease and Conditions

there's a discussion of this point here Condition is perhaps the least specific, often denoting states of health considered normal or healthy but nevertheless posing implications for the provision ...
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Database with diseases and symptoms?

There's an App call Ada. It's only available for iOS. It's an IA based bot that ask you about your symptoms and gives you a diagnostic. It was pretty accurate with some regular illnesses. It's much ...
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What are some medical conditions and disabilities that might prevent someone from wearing a face covering during the COVID-19 outbreak?

My interpretation of this advice is that it is creating a necessary loophole for, say, someone's physician to state that a patient should not wear a mask. Maybe it would include people on supplemental ...
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How much more Toxic is Ammonia than Urea?

Probably the easiest way to compare them is to look at their material safety data sheets (MSDS). The MSDS for urea lists its LD50 as 8471 mg/kg, so it's not very toxic stuff. The US Occupational ...
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Is there a nonchronic disease with similar effects to lungs like those of emphysema?

Yes, damage to the alveolar walls or the reduction in surface area for gaseous exchange can be reversible. Additionally, acute (non-chronic) conditions can cause these circumstances. For example, in ...
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Is there any efficient treatment of Tinnitus (Ear ringing)?

While there is no single treatment to tinnitus as a variety of reasons can cause it some kinds of therapy might help ease symptoms. Tinnitus is a symptom and not a disease so it is helpful to pinpoint ...
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Database with diseases and symptoms?

There's nothing that does what you asked as a medical doctor would do, because a software is always a software. Anyway a good reference (there should be also a function similar to the one you asked ...
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Any cure for epidermolysis bullosa?

There is no cure as yet, but there are some treatments being used or trailed that reduce the amount of blistering. In America and Japan they do bone marrow transplants for the more severe cases (but ...
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Any cure for epidermolysis bullosa?

Sorry to say this, but epidermolysis bullosa doesn't have a cure, but there are ways to treat its symptoms. ...
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ICD-10 codes: required to go to most-granular level?

It does not have to exhausted. The best way would be to point to coder's guideline. Instead, I will use a data method to prove it. To prove it via data, you can analyze data from Columbia Open ...
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Why is Diarrhoea (or, Diarrhea) not classified as a Vector-borne disease?

I would assume because it is a symptom, not virus, bacteria, condition, etc, and a symptom is not the same as a disease.
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