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Jun 13, 2014
"Hello, thank you for your question. Patients with beta thalaseemia may absorb increased amounts of iron to the point where they may have clinical iron overload. Often times the serum ferriting is markedly elevated up to values of ..."
Jun 09, 2014
"Hello. Thank you for your question. Yes your symptoms could be related to the heart. You are reporting two symptoms that could be explained by a unifying diagnosis (one disease explains both). That is, your shortness of breath and le..."
Jun 09, 2014
"Hello. Thank you for your question. The decision to start rabies post-exposure prevention treatment depends on many factors, including how a patient is exposed and whether the animal can be observed or tested for rabies. For bats, peop..."
May 28, 2014
"Hello. Thank you for your question. It is not uncommon for patients to have splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) with no prior diagnosed or evident condition. This problem is evaluated with a good history (including travel history, prior ma..."
May 17, 2014
"Hello. Thank you for your question. The symptoms you are investigating are called palpitations. In your case, your palpitations are felt as a detected fast heart rate. Artifact is a benign finding. It just means there was interfere..."
May 07, 2014
"Hello. Thank you for your question. Sinus arrhythmia is a benign finding that should not cause symptoms. The "extra-systoles" is another way for describing a PVC, or premature ventricular contraction. That can cause symptoms and ..."
Apr 27, 2014
"Hello. Thank you for your question. The symptoms you are describing of palpitations, tachycardia (rapid pulse), and chest discomfort. Symptoms such as those warrant an evaluation. Even if your ECG was normal when you went to walk-i..."
Apr 27, 2014
"Hello. Thank you for your excellent question. Nystagmus, or rhythmic oscillations of the eyes, is usually in one direction (the fast beating component) toward the normal ear, whereas sometimes in central vertigo it can reverse directi..."
Apr 23, 2014
"Hello. thank you for your question. A GFR>60 indicates normal renal function. Some patients have high normal serum creatinine for a number of reasons including age and increased muscle mass. This does not indicate impending renal fail..."
Apr 22, 2014
"Hello. Thank you for your question. The majority of ribes exposures occur from animal bites. However, there have been cases when bites are not involved. One such example is the virus being aerosolized in bat caves. I am not aware of r..."