I've got what now?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by esp, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. esp Registered Senior Member

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    I was sent home from work a week ago at 10:30 pm on suspicion of having chicken pox.
    Since then I've seen no fewer than four nurses, three General Practitioners and one consultant physician.
    We now think I've got something called
    Koksaki Virus.
    The only thing I know about it (including the spelling) is that it is a pericarditic disease.

    Anyone got any information on this?

    (BTW, if anything should happen to me, Banshee gets my CD collection!!)
     
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  3. Halo Full Time Nerd-Bomber Registered Senior Member

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    http://www.news.ninemsn.com.au/Health/story_37063.asp

    I came across this link looking for info on the virus. I don't mean to panic you or anything but it could be serious. What is pericarditic? I know cardio has to do with your heart but I'm not sure what peri- is. The link states that it can affect brain and heart.
     
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  5. bbcboy Recovering christian Registered Senior Member

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    'Peri' is a prefix meaning either side of, or surrounding. The pericardium in laymans terms is where the heart sits.
    peri dontal
    peri anal etc

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  7. Halo Full Time Nerd-Bomber Registered Senior Member

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    So perianal is a reference to the butt cheeks?

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    esp, any update?
     
  8. esp Registered Senior Member

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    Well, I've had several results back.
    I haven't got chicken pox, hepatitis B or syphilis.

    Unfortunately, when my blood sample was taken, not enough was drawn. This is why the Coksaki test was not performed.
    Still, Ive had no further indications and am back at work.

    I'll try the link

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