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Parvovirus B19 - Type of Viral Pneumonia

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  • Parvovirus B19
    Parvovirus B19 is a virus that can cause a variety of conditions, including fifth disease. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this virus, including information about how it is transmitted, the various conditions it can cause, and more.
  • Precautions and Warnings for Oseltamivir
    This eMedTV page lists several precautions and warnings for oseltamivir, a drug used to treat and prevent the flu. For example, although it is rare, oseltamivir has been known to cause an allergic reaction or serious skin reaction in some people.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Acyclovir and Hydrocortisone
    Putting a bandage over your cold sore while using acyclovir and hydrocortisone could cause skin irritation. This eMedTV segment offers more precautions and warnings to be aware of, including information on who should avoid acyclovir and hydrocortisone.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Acyclovir Cream
    This eMedTV resource highlights some precautions and warnings with acyclovir cream, including allergic reactions and which conditions the cream is not intended to treat. This article also describes those who should avoid using the medication.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Nevirapine XR
    Nevirapine XR may increase the risk for liver damage or a dangerous skin rash. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at other precautions and warnings with nevirapine XR, including details on what your doctor needs to know before you take this drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Palivizumab
    Before using palivizumab, your child's doctor needs to know about other drugs your child is taking. This eMedTV resource contains other precautions and warnings with palivizumab, including the potentially dangerous problems this drug may cause.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Rimantadine
    Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver or kidney disease before using rimantadine. This eMedTV resource offers more precautions and warnings with rimantadine and lists other conditions you should tell your doctor about before starting the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Tesamorelin
    Tesamorelin could cause low blood sugar, which may be an especially risky problem for people with diabetes. This eMedTV page describes this and other warnings and precautions with tesamorelin, explaining who should avoid the drug altogether.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Zanamivir
    Before using zanamivir, make sure your doctor knows if you have any lung problems, such as asthma. This eMedTV Web page outlines other important precautions and warnings with zanamivir and explains who should avoid using this medicine.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Zidovudine
    Various precautions and warnings with zidovudine are listed in this eMedTV segment. This includes important information on those who should not take the HIV medication, potentially serious side effects, and things to tell your healthcare provider.
  • Preventing Smallpox Vaccine Spread
    In this eMedTV article, you will learn how to prevent the spread of the virus used in the smallpox vaccine. For example, it is important to bandage the vaccination site and avoid touching it. This page talks about preventing smallpox vaccine spread.
  • Prevention Against Smallpox
    Smallpox can be avoided through vaccination. This portion of the eMedTV library talks about smallpox prevention in detail, including information on the specific health authority measures that would protect Americans in the event of an outbreak.
  • Rhinovirus
    The rhinovirus is the cause of the common cold in an estimated 30 to 35 percent of all adults. This eMedTV article explains how this virus is transmitted and offers treatment tips and prevention strategies.
  • Rimantadine
    Rimantadine is a prescription drug that is licensed to both treat and prevent the flu. This eMedTV Web page explains how it works and offers a more in-depth look at the medicine's effects, dosing information, and potential side effects.
  • Rimantadine Dosing
    For most adults, the recommended rimantadine dosage is 100 mg twice a day. This page from the eMedTV library also includes rimantadine dosing guidelines for other people, such as children, the elderly, and people with certain medical conditions.
  • Rimantadine Hydrochloride (HCL)
    As this eMedTV page explains, rimantadine hydrochloride (HCl) is a prescription drug approved to treat and prevent the flu. This article gives a brief overview of this product and its dosing guidelines. Also included is a link to more information.
  • Side Effects of Oseltamivir
    Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are common side effects of oseltamivir. This segment of the eMedTV library lists several common and uncommon oseltamivir side effects that can occur in people taking this drug to treat or prevent the flu.
  • Side Effects of Rimantadine
    Potential side effects of rimantadine include fatigue, headache, and vomiting. This eMedTV article lists some of the common rimantadine side effects (such as nausea or insomnia) and potentially serious side effects (such as seizures or depression).
  • Side Effects of Tesamorelin
    In clinical studies, the most common side effect of tesamorelin was joint pain. This article from the eMedTV archives discusses both common reactions to this medication (such as edema) and problems that may require prompt medical care (such as wheezing).
  • Side Effects of Zanamivir
    This eMedTV resource explains that if you experience any serious side effects of zanamivir (such as seizures or difficulty breathing), you should contact your doctor right away. This page also outlines some of the more common zanamivir side effects.
  • Side Effects of Zidovudine
    Nausea, vomiting, and headache are some of the more commonly reported side effects of zidovudine. This eMedTV article lists other side effects that may occur with the drug and explains which ones may require immediate medical attention.
  • Smallpox
    Smallpox is an infectious disease that is characterized by bumps on the face and body. This part of the eMedTV site offers an in-depth look at the history of this disease, with information on its causes, symptoms, and prevention methods.
  • Smallpox Disease
    A serious and sometimes fatal disease, smallpox often causes raised bumps to appear on the face and body. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of smallpox and includes a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Smallpox Incubation Period
    As this eMedTV article explains, the smallpox incubation period is the time between the transmission of smallpox and the start of smallpox symptoms. This article provides detailed information on the incubation period for this contagious disease.
  • Smallpox Research
    As this eMedTV article explains, research on smallpox is focused on improving treatment options, expanding the U.S. supply of smallpox vaccine, and learning about eczema vaccinatum (a potentially dangerous complication of smallpox immunization).
  • Smallpox Symptoms Information
    Flu-like symptoms, such as high fever, tiredness, and body aches, can occur with smallpox. As this eMedTV page explains, however, smallpox symptoms and signs gradually develop into rashes in the mouth, throat, and eventually the rest of the body.
  • Smallpox Transmission
    As this eMedTV article explains, smallpox transmission occurs through face-to-face contact, contact with contaminated objects, and through the air. Smallpox transmission does not occur through animals or insects.
  • Smallpox Vaccination
    Historically, the smallpox vaccine has had a 95 percent success rate. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this product, with a description of how long it lasts, whether routine vaccination is recommended in the United States, and more.
  • Smallpox Vaccine Side Effects
    Fever, mild rash, and blisters on the body are a few smallpox vaccine side effects. As this eMedTV page explains, there is also a risk of developing severe side effects, such as encephalitis, that can lead to serious complications.
  • Stomach Virus
    A "stomach virus" does not affect the stomach -- it affects the small intestine. This eMedTV article identifies the four types of viruses that may cause the "stomach flu," describes the symptoms they cause, and explains how they are treated.
  • Symptoms of Bird Flu
    Typical influenza-like symptoms, such as fever, sore throat, and muscle aches, can occur with bird flu. This eMedTV article describes these possible signs and symptoms of bird flu in detail, in addition to the potentially life-threatening symptoms.
  • Tesamorelin
    Tesamorelin is commonly used in people who have lipodystrophy as a result of HIV treatment. This eMedTV Web page provides a detailed overview of this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and when and how to take it.
  • Tesamorelin Dosage
    As this eMedTV article explains, guidelines for dosing with tesamorelin call for 2 mg injected subcutaneously once a day. This article provides detailed information on when and how to use this drug, which is used to treat HIV-related lipodystrophy.
  • Tesamorelin Drug Information
    This segment of the eMedTV library provides some important information on tesamorelin, a drug used to treat lipodystrophy due to HIV medicines. This page describes when and how this medication is used, as well as what to tell the doctor prescribing it.
  • Tesamorlin
    HIV-associated lipodystrophy can often be successfully managed with tesamorelin. This eMedTV segment briefly describes this drug and includes a link to more detailed information on it. Tesamorlin is a common misspelling of tesamorelin.
  • Transmission of the Yellow Fever Virus
    As this portion of the eMedTV library explains, the yellow fever virus is not transmitted from person to person -- rather, it is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. This page offers an in-depth look at how the disease is spread.
  • Treatments for Smallpox
    IV fluids, medications, and good nursing care are important aspects of smallpox treatment. As this eMedTV article explains, these options can't kill the smallpox virus, but they can help relieve symptoms. New areas of research are also discussed.
  • Type of Viral Pneumonia
    A number of different germs can cause pneumonia, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. This eMedTV selection discusses the types of pneumonia that are viral in nature and provides a link to more detailed information on the topic.
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