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  NEJM -- Sixth Disease and the Ubiquity of Human Herpesviruses
Sixth Disease and the Ubiquity of Human Herpesviruses
Charles Prober, M.D. Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is the cause of the sixth clinically
Prober is a professor of pediatrics and of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine and scientific director of the Glaser Pediatric Research Network — both in Stanford, Calif.
content.nejm.org /cgi/content/short/352/8/753   (171 words)

  Moyamoya Disease
It is characterized by a progressive occlusive disease of the cerebral vasculature with particular involvement of the circle of Willis and the feeding arteries.
Moyamoya disease (M-M) is characterized by progressive obstruction of the supraclinoid portion of internal carotid arteries and the proximal middle, anterior and posterior cerebral arteries, associated with the formation of a characteristic net of collateral vessels in the basal ganglia region.
Moyamoya disease is an unusual form of chronic cerebrovascular occlusive disease characterized usually by bilateral stenosis of distal internal carotid arteries and their vicinity, by a hazy network of collateral circulation at the base of the brain called moyamoya vessels and clinically by recurring hemispheric ischemic attacks in children.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/moyamoya_disease.htm   (6382 words)

 Number Six,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Roseola, also called Sixth Disease, is a childhood viral infection caused by Herpesvirus-6.
It's called Sixth Disease, not because of the name of the virus, but because roseola was the 6th major childhood disease described that was associated with a rash.
Sixth Disease (roseola) is fairly common, except during the winter when it seems to decrease in frequency.
www.quicksandinteractive.com /bpa/bpa14-rash.html   (184 words)

 disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Some diseases are acute, producing severe symptoms that terminate after a short time, e.g., pneumonia; others are chronic disorders, e.g., arthritis, that last a long time; and still others return periodically and are termed recurrent, e.g., malaria.
External factors that produce disease are infectious agents, including both microscopic organisms (bacteria, viruses, and protozoans) and macroscopic ones (fungi and various parasitic worms).
Most diseases occur as a result of a combination of both internal and external conditions, i.e., an interaction between the body and the environment.
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 heart disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Among the most common causes of heart disease are degenerative changes in the coronary blood vessels, infectious diseases, and congenital heart disease.
Coronary arteries already narrowed by arteriosclerosis are made susceptible to blockage by a clot (coronary thrombosis), causing the death of the heart muscle supplied by the affected artery, a life-threatening event called a myocardial infarction, or heart attack.
Hypertensive, coronary, congenital, and other forms of cardiovascular disease, either singly or in combination, can lead to a state in which the heart is unable to expel sufficient blood for the metabolic demands of the body, ultimately resulting in congestive heart failure.
www.bartleby.com /65/he/heartdis.html   (349 words)

 Spanish 401   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Therefore love is a disease of the estimative faculty, since love happens not because of heat or smell, but because of goodness or evil which follow these things.
It must be said therefore that love is a disease of the imaginative faculty as far is its origin and originating motion are concerned; concerning its completed form, it is a disease of the estimative faculty, and thus the arguments are solved.
Concerning the sixth [question], it is inquired concerning the cure, and it is inquired whether drunkenness is useful for this disease, and it is shown to be so.
www.ups.edu /faculty/velez/Span_401/recursos/carcel/carc_09.htm   (3121 words)

 Ask Dr. Brent
Fifth's disease virus, or human parvo virus B19, is attracted to rapidly dividing cells in the body.
It is not recommended that children with Fifth's disease be excluded from school because by the time the rash appears, they are actually not contagious.
Sixth's disease, or roseola, it is caused by human Herpes virus #6.
www.askdrbrent.com /articles2.php?cat=130   (743 words)

 University of Miami School of Medicine - Glossary - Sixth disease
University of Miami School of Medicine - Glossary - Sixth disease
Sixth disease: A viral disease of infants and young children with sudden onset of high fever which lasts several days and then suddenly subsides leaving in its wake a fine red rash.
The causative agent is herpesvirus type 6 so the disease is known as Sixth Disease.
www.med.miami.edu /glossary/art.asp?articlekey=5500   (82 words)

 Alzheimer's disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The disease is characterized by abnormal accumulation of plaques and by neurofibrillary tangles (malformed nerve cells), changes in brain tissue first described by Alois Alzheimer in 1906.
Alzheimer’s disease usually affects people over age 65, although it can appear in people as young as 40, especially in some familial forms of the disease.
As the disease progresses, a variety of symptoms may become apparent, including loss of memory, anxiety, confusion, irritability, and restlessness, as well as disorientation, impaired judgment and concentration, and more severe emotional and behavioral disorders.
www.bartleby.com /65/al/Alzheime.html   (431 words)

 Gaucher's disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The disease progresses quickly from birth and usually is fatal by the age of two.
In Type III disease, the course is chronic and central nervous system involvement begins later on.
There is no cure for Gaucher’s disease, but in 1991 an enzyme replacement drug, Ceridase, was approved and allowed people with Type I disease (the most common) to live nearly normal lives.
www.bartleby.com /65/ga/Gaucher.html   (275 words)

 Viral skin rashes in children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
These virus illnesses are mildly contagious especially fifth disease (slapped face syndrome) which can occur in outbreaks at schools and among members of the same family.
The term 'disease' is not a good one as they are not really diseases.
Sixth disease (also known as roseola infantum) usually affects infants at the age of 6 to 18 months.
members.optusnet.com.au /bill54/childrash.htm   (466 words)

 FindHealthNews : News, Reviews and Articles On Fifth Disease
Fifth disease is a common childhood illness that appears as a rash in kids...
Fifth disease, or slapped cheek disease is a viral infection which usually affects children and is spread like the common cold...
Fifth disease, most commonly found in children, is caused by the parvovirus B19 and is characterized by a rash appearing on the face and limbs...
www.findhealthnews.com /files/Fifth_Disease.html   (1245 words)

 Parvoviruses and Fifth Disease
Fifth disease is one of the common childhood rashes and is caused by human parvovirus B-19 (figure 1).
It is called fifth disease because it was the fifth of a series of rashes, ordered in the sequence that they were reported, that all look very similar.
Fifth disease is common in children, is usually mild and quickly resolves without intervention.
pathmicro.med.sc.edu /mhunt/parvo.htm   (1093 words)

 New Document
In addition to the continuing influx of new studies, there is additional evidence that Disease Management programs work, and that's evidenced by their rapid and continued adoption in the private and public sectors.
Disease Management programs are first and foremost about improving clinical outcomes, which we know when achieved has a tremendous impact on high-cost utilization and, ultimately, costs.
Disease Management is taking off around the world for a reason, and that reason is: Disease Management is meeting a need...
www.dmaa.org /cboreport.asp   (1615 words)

 Pretibial Myxedema
This is an uncommon complication of Grave's disease, occurring in 1-4% of patients.
Graves' disease is characterized by hyperthyroidism, diffuse goitre, infiltrative ophthalmopathy and, rarely, pretibial myxedema.
Although several studies indicate that hypothyroid Graves' disease is a different entity from hyperthyroid Graves' disease, this report suggests that steroid pulse therapy combined with radiotherapy may be effective to treat ophthalmopathy in both diseases.
www.thedoctorsdoctor.com /diseases/pretibial_myxedema.htm   (3626 words)

 Diabetes Information
Diabetes is the sixth deadliest disease in the U.S. 11.4% of all African Americans aged 20 years or older have diabetes.
Diabetes is a group of diseases where either the pancreas produces little or no insulin, or the cells throughout the body are unable to utilize the insulin that is being produced.
Diabetes can be associated with serious complications such as heart disease and stroke, blindness, kidney disease, amputations, dental disease and sometimes death.
www.hypoguard.com /diabetes_info_consumer.html   (514 words)

 Energy Healing And The Sixth Sense
Energy Healing and the Sixth Sense is an exciting audio/video package that will show, teach and demonstrate to you the principles of achieving and advancing your abilities in this field.
A not to be missed message she communicates about the real cause of disease and illness.
A powerful master of the Sixth Sense, Jasmine has much to share about what is happening in the world, what people can do to heal their souls and their life.
www.energyhealingandthesixthsense.com   (2065 words)

 Where fifth disease got its name - St. Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor Michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The name "fifth disease" originated in 1905, when a French physician assigned numbers to the common childhood diseases characterized by rashes.
German measles was "first disease," scarlet fever was "third disease," roseola infantum was "sixth disease," and so on.
Eventually, the numerical names for these diseases were replaced, except in the case of fifth disease, which remains today.
www.sjmercyhealth.org /18819.cfm   (146 words)

 DermatologyTimes - Sensing 'Sixth' disease
Theories hold that the most likely cause of what is being called "the mystery rash" is a new virus or a mutation of parvovirus B19, the cause of Fifth disease, a rash condition common in school-aged children.
The disease presents with a rash on the face, arms, legs, and body.
More focused testing revealed only one case of Fifth, the name of which was coined because the rash condition at one time was the fifth most-common disease among U.S. children.
www.dermatologytimes.com /dermatologytimes/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=12509   (1006 words)

 Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America | The Graying of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Diabetes is the sixth leading disease killer in the U.S., claiming more than 40,000 lives each year and costing nearly $98 billion.
The disease is characterized by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both.
There is no cure for this chronic disease, but with lifestyle adjustments and medicines, people with diabetes can lead full, active lives.
www.phrma.org /publications/publications/brochure/gray/diabetes.cfm   (296 words)

 Skin Rashes: Diseases 1-6
Duke's Disease: These viruses (enteroviruses, echovirus and coxsackievirus) are the most common causes of "viral rash".
Fifth Disease: Pruritus, low-grade fever, malaise, and sore throat precede the rash in approximately 10% of cases.
Facial erythema ("slapped cheek") that consist of red papules on the cheeks that rapidly coalesce in hours, forming red, slightly edematous, warm, plaques that are symmetric on both cheeks but do not cover the nasolabial fold and the circumoral region.
www.kcom.edu /faculty/chamberlain/exanthems.htm   (896 words)

 April 2002 CDA Journal - Feature Article, Copyright 2002 Journal of the California Dental Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The number of patients with diabetes, a potentially devastating group of metabolic disorders, is increasing in the United States due in part to a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, an increasing elderly population, increased longevity of diabetics, and a change in the diagnostic criteria of diabetes.
Periodontal disease is a group of related, generally chronic inflammatory diseases of the supporting tissues of the teeth that leads to the destruction of the periodontium, which consists of alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, gingiva, and cementum.
Investigators have determined that type 1 diabetics have an increased risk of developing periodontal disease with age, and the severity of periodontal disease increases with duration of diabetes.
www.cda.org /cda_member/pubs/journal/jour0402/diabetes.html   (3151 words)

 HealthLink Articles - Oxygen Therapies
It also has the ability to reverse plaque formation in arteriosclerotic disease thereby preventing a host of heart conditions.
The theory is that cancer is a plant cell which can be killed by its waste product, oxygen while non-cancerous cells are resistant to this type of destruction.
Sixth Ozone World Congress of the International Ozone Association: two-day workshop.
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 DrNorthrup.com > Women's Health > Head: Brain, Ears, Eyes, Nose, Sinuses, Pineal Gland > Energy Anatomy ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The sixth chakra is located between the eyes in the center of the forehead.
If someone is losing energy from the sixth chakra, you might hear him or her say, “I don’t care how you feel; tell me what you think,” or “I don’t have enough information to make a decision,” or “I’m surprised that you believe in the mind/body connection.
Diseases of the sixth chakra include Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, migraine headaches, Ménière’s disease, hearing loss, dizziness, chronic sinusitis, difficulties with vision, seizures, tinnitus, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, blood clots, hemorrhages or stroke.
www.drnorthrup.com /womens-health-head1.php   (2465 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Legionnaire's disease
THE death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in southeastern Norway rose to ten, yesterday, with the death of two more patients.
A COUNCIL architect accused of the manslaughter of seven people in Britain's worst outbreak of Legionnaire's disease is to be retried, after the jury failed to reach a verdict.
THREE more victims of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak were recovering in hospital today as the...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=532&id=966652002   (311 words)

 The Virtual Hospital: Iowa Health Book: Pediatrics: Roseola   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Roseola is a very common disease of infants characterized by high fever and a rash.
The disease is caused by a virus, herpesvirus 6, related to but different from the other better known herpesviruses.
In most other childhood diseases the fever is present along with the rash.
www.janela1.com /vh/docs/v0001531.htm   (774 words)

 Human Herpes Virus 6 and Roseola
She calls today and states that the child has a rash on the trunk and the fever is gone.
Roseola is a common pediatric disease that is caused by the human herpes virus-6.
Prober C. Sixth Disease and the Ubiquity of Human Herpesviruses.
pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu /roseola.html   (359 words)

 Sixth disease definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Sixth disease definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Sixth disease: A viral disease of infants and young children with sudden onset of high fever which lasts several days and then suddenly subsides leaving in its wake a fine red rash.
The causative agent is herpesvirus type 6 so the disease is known as Sixth Disease.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5500   (120 words)

 Type 2 Diabetes: Are You At Risk?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes is the sixth deadliest disease in the United States, claiming the lives of more than 200,000 people each year.
Although early detection and an awareness of the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes can significantly increase the chances of successfully preventing or managing the disease, a third of the estimated 18.2 million Americans with diabetes remain undiagnosed.
Diabetes can cause a multitude of serious complications, including heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, skin disorders, foot problems and amputation.
www.medicalnewstoday.com /medicalnews.php?newsid=16615   (374 words)

 Similia similibus curentur
He believed that substances that produce symptoms similar to a given disease should be used to treat that disease.
He felt that the artificially induced disease (caused by the medicine) would push aside the pathologic disturbance in the vital force and replace it with this new, pharmacologically-induced disturbance in the vital force.
This artificial disease-manifestation has soon spent its force and leaves the patient free from disease, cured.
altmed.creighton.edu /Homeopathy/philosophy/similia.htm   (147 words)

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