Virus infection of the brain

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1491755 tn?1333201362 The endothelial cells make up the security system of the brain, a kind of bouncer at the door that keeps out undesirable elements," explains Dr Fletcher. "If this barrier is compromised all kinds of substances can gain access to the brain, which may explain the fatigue and other symptoms reported by HCV-infected patients.
20208478 tn?1492509208 Different environmental conditions affect the rate at which the virus becomes inactive, but in general, if the material containing the virus is dry, the virus can be considered noninfectious.
Avatar n tn Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle can be caused by a variety of infections and conditions and the most common cause is infection of the heart muscle by a virus. The virus invades the heart muscle to cause local inflammation. After the initial infection subsides, the body's immune system continues to inflict inflammatory damage to the heart muscle. This immune response actually prolongs the myocarditis.
Avatar m tn First off I just want to say I don't know where I to post this but this is the close one I can find to mine or maybe not the same at all sorry! Hey my name is Louis I'm 19. I've had some type of viral illness for about 23 days now I think. I don't know what kind it is but I'll walk you threw everything.
1225178 tn?1318980604 There are a number of foods that are purported to be good for the brain - I'll check my books when I get the chance and let you know. However, I've read that getting sufficient amounts of certain things like fish oil is not really feasible through food intake alone. Here's a couple of recommended brain supporting supplements from the book "The Immortality Edge," by Fossel, Blackburn, and Woynarowski. This book is based on Nobel prize winning research done on anti-aging.
368646 tn?1208393887 Virus in the central nervous system would usually affect the coating of the brain (meningitis) or the brain itself (encephalitis) which could lead to brain edema, behavioral problems with or without fever. The virus does not really directly affect the blood supply of the brain which should have been compromised or blocked to cause an inschemic stroke, or make them fragile to cause a hemorrhagic one.
Avatar m tn However, due to the advancement in science today - there are highly competent drugs aimed at slowing the replication of the virus in the body.available in the market that can enable a person infected with HIV lead a good and a healthy life and not progress to AIDS for several years. HIV can be transmitted from an infected person to another through: 1 .Blood (including menstrual blood) 2. Semen 3. Vaginal secretions 4.
568322 tn?1370165440 In a later experiment, they found that when they injected the dye into the spinal fluid, the brain would become dyed, but the rest of the body would not. So this clearly demonstrated the existence of some sort of barrier between the two. That's how they found the blood-brain barrier. The barrier is made of endothelial cells that fit tightly together so substances cannot pass from the bloodstream.
Avatar n tn Well, the headache started after getting a virus in the stomache, he took medicine for the virus and after a few days the headache started. When he goes to sleep he feels "like his heart is going to stop" as he describes it and he has to sit down until it goes (he can't stay lying down). The doctor told him to wait for a month and if these symptoms stay he will do the scan. so what do yo think?
Avatar n tn My friend did the tx 7 years ago, and his memory issues are still a concern, he also cleared the virus. I believe that the virus lives in the tissues/brain even if you clear the virus, which may also explain why we suffer 'brain fog'. These symptoms are also experience by people with HCV who have not had treatment. See study by Daniel Forton et al 2001 - Evidence for a cerebral effect for the hepatitis C virus. (Lancet, Vol 358. pp38-39).
Avatar m tn I believe HCV is a very complex, and multi-faceted virus. The blood and liver infection are only the surface of this nasty virus.
Avatar f tn HSV 1 has an affinity to reside in certain portions of the brain. Anyway the consensus on herpes is that is far from benign, and inevitably will reduce cognitive function throughout the course of your life, and pose significant risks in times of old age and events where the immune system is compromised.
Avatar f tn Are there studies out there showing the eradication of the virus in the brain and spinal fluids, etc. post SVR? I am not aware of what studies have been done to this point. I would assume that for brain studies in SVR's it would be only on autopsy? Let me know what you have found as far as post-SVR eradication in compartments. Thanks.
Avatar m tn These findings may be relevant to the initiation of extrahepatic syndromes associated with chronic hepatitis B virus infection such as vasculitis, glomerulonephropathy, neuropathy and dermatitis.
Avatar m tn No problems about the condom but I fund some blood(from him) outside.Is there risks of infection If he is HIV positive ?
Avatar m tn I do not know if it is possible for the virus to have spread from my lower limbs to my brain in such a short period of time, or if it is due to some kind of anxiety / panic attack. By the way, my body temperature is 37.1 now. Would you mind to help? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Approximately at the same time I had a small patch of dry skin on the opposite side of the sensation. I noticed the sensation while washing my hands. The sensation has since gone away but the skin where the dry skin was is a bit sensitive to touch. I was prescribed steroid ointment for the dry patch. Having symptomatic HSV-2 I'm well aware of the symptoms and I'm not convinced it is a new infection. Just got HSV-2 on the brain in a bad way now.
147426 tn?1317265632 The equivocation comes from the occasional false negative of the JC blood test, so that the very rare person with PML and a negative result on the JC virus mostly likely actually has the virus which was not detected. There was some thinking that a Tysabri vacation could help prevent PML. I have not seen this evidence. Now - what I am about to talk about is not published and no one should act on it, but it is very interesting.
1069625 tn?1262639524 Some people who have hepatitis C develop the chronic form of the disease. This means the virus continues to affect their liver for several months. The continued inflammation can damage the liver, resulting in cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and possible liver failure. Your health care provider may check your blood every few months for signs of chronic liver disease. Infection with the hepatitis C virus increases your risk for liver cancer. How can I take care of myself?
Avatar f tn t believe me. They believe that a small amount of the virus stays in your body forever. I agree with them. Some do not. You will never get every doctor to agree on every fact about this virus. Here's the bottom line: Is she a virgin? Did she get the vaccine before she started to have sex? Has she slept (safe sex or not) with more than 4 guys in her life? If she has slept around, then she's been exposed to it too. If you are going to tell her, let her know the stats.
Avatar n tn The doctors have ruled out kidney infection, brain tumors, Alzheimers, stroke and trauma. He has loss over 100 lbs in the 3 months and has very little appetite. He is cognizant of his hallucinations and admits he cannot distinguish between what is real and what is not real. Is it possible that the virus has affected his brain functions causing some form of dementia?
Avatar n tn In addition to oral and genital sores, the virus can also lead to complications such as infection of the lining of the brain and the brain itself (meningoencephalitis) in neonatal infants due to infection during birth. However, some people have HSV-2 but do not show symptoms. Up to 30% of U.S. adults have antibodies against HSV-2. Cross-infection of type 1 and 2 viruses may occur from oral-genital contact. More info about herpes simplex: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn In addition to oral and genital sores, the virus can also lead to complications such as infection of the lining of the brain and the brain itself (meningoencephalitis) in neonatal infants due to infection during birth. However, some people have HSV-2 but do not show symptoms. Up to 30% of U.S. adults have antibodies against HSV-2. Cross-infection of type 1 and 2 viruses may occur from oral-genital contact. A finger infection, called herpetic whitlow, is another form of herpes.
Avatar m tn Hello i'm from the UK and for about 6 years now I have been having symptoms very similar to the HIV infection however have had several negative tests aswell as tested for all STDS. I have stumbled across a site from china claiming there is some sort of unknown disease similar to hiv and I am looking for other possibilities as the unknown disease may or may not exist, however not ruled out.