Navigation Links
Texas Girl Recovers From Rabies Without Intensive Care
Date:2/25/2010

Natural defense against the disease could be more common than thought, experts say,,

THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The seemingly miraculous recovery from rabies of a 17-year-old Texas girl -- diagnosed months after a suspected bat bite -- is leaving doctors scratching their heads and wondering if such cases might be less rare than is believed.

The case "suggests the rare possibility that abortive rabies can occur in humans and might go unrecognized," write a team of researchers reporting in this week's issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention.

As noted in the report, rabies -- typically transferred to humans via the bites of infected animals such as dogs, raccoons or bats -- is largely fatal if left untreated, and only six such patients have been known to survive worldwide.

In late February of 2009, the girl in question was brought to a Texas hospital, disoriented and in serious pain. She received treatment and within three days her symptoms cleared up and she was sent home. On March 6, however, she was admitted to another hospital with severe headache, rash and weakness in the limbs. This time, she received a diagnosis of encephalitis -- swelling of the brain. She received a barrage of drugs including the antiviral acyclovir (Zovirax) and the antibacterial drug isoniazid (Nydrazid).

However, by March 10 the girl became sicker, weaker and "combative," wrote the team led by Dr. Galit Holzmann-Pazgal, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas School of Medicine, in Houston. At this time, the girl mentioned that she had been brushed by flying bats in a cave during a hiking trip more than two months earlier, although she did not recall being bitten.

Tests performed the next day showed antibodies to the rabies virus and on March 14 the girl received one dose of rabies vaccine. She di
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Texas-based consortium announces groundbreaking vaccine research program
2. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Executes Agreement to Acquire an Approximately 60,300 Square Foot Medical Office Building in Sugar Land, Texas
3. Ongoing Toyota Recall Holds Serious Liability Implications For Manufacturer, but Consumers Must Be Protected, Says Texas Attorney Brad T. Wyly
4. Premier Anesthesia Forges New Partnership with Texas Hospital
5. US Oncology Honored by Texas Governor Perrys Office with Inaugural Governors Business Hall of Fame Award
6. ANT+ and Texas Instruments connect proven ultra low power sensors to smartphones
7. Not Guilty - Texas Jury Acquits Winkler County Nurse
8. New Report: $1 Cigarette Tax Increase Would Raise $418.8 Million for Texas and Cut Youth Smoking
9. Texas Health Dallas Launches Screening Program for Female Heart Disease
10. Saddle Up for a Healthier Trip to the Rodeo! BMI of Texas Offers Healthy Eating Advice for Rodeo-bound Texans
11. Pivot Networks and Brookside Technology Partners, Inc. Team to Broaden Managed IT Services Offering for Texas SMBs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, D.C., Q.M.E., is now treating patients with back ... hip pain, neck pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and numbness. , Dr. Toumayan received ... went on to earn his title of Doctor of Chiropractic from the Palmer College ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Northridge dentists Dr. Elyson ... For just $199, patients can currently receive a one hour treatment of this teeth ... but it includes a number of unique features that can turn teeth up to ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... La Mirada, Ca (PRWEB) , ... August 28, ... ... are now administering medical evaluations for those seeking to go deep sea diving. ... pressure, possible oxygen toxicity, and decompression sickness; for these reasons, it is vital ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Washington, DC (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s (AIS) Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles Database have added comprehensive ... newest CMS-backed alignment demonstration approved for a December 2015 launch; and Idaho’s ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... ... External Counterpulsation, also known as ECP or EECP, is a proven treatment ... ECP) machines with a full clinic licence to help people prevent and reverse heart ... prevent and reverse heart disease through its evidence-based integrative approach to heart ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthpointe Welcomes Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, Chiropractor, to Colton, Temecula, and Perris 2Health News:Healthpointe Welcomes Dr. Gregory K. Toumayan, Chiropractor, to Colton, Temecula, and Perris 3Health News:Northridge Dentists Dr. Elyson and Dr. Assili Now Offer a Special Promotion on Zoom Teeth Whitening 2Health News:Healthpointe Now Offering Scuba Physicals 2Health News:AIS Duals Database: August Update Finds Two New Duals Programs in Rhode Island and Idaho 2Health News:Buy New External Counterpulsation (EECP or ECP) With Heart Fit Clinic 2
... research center focused,on improving the quality of life of ... Chattanooga, led by a world-renowned researcher whose,concepts and tools ... The Siskin Center for Child and Family Research ... nonprofit organization focused,on education, outreach and support for children ...
... DIEGO, Dec. 3 Cardium Therapeutics,(Amex: ... presenting a webcast providing,an investor presentation, corporate update ... The webcast will be presented following the ... and can be accessed at, http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=138418 at ...
... place objects in the wound, researchers say , , ... disorder where people wound themselves and then place ... among American teens, especially girls, researchers say. , ... Radiological Society of North America,s annual meeting in ...
... 3 NewCardio, Inc.,(OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiac ... a restructure of the going-forward terms of,its December 27, ... investors,in the transaction have exercised a portion of their ... sheet. This will extend the,Company,s cash reserves to ...
... of New York State,s Metro Services has chosen BRANDEMiX, the NYC-based ... brand and launch an employee communications campaign in support of their ... ... December 3, 2008 -- The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York ...
... their family and friends put their feet where their mouths were on ... charity in the inaugural HBA Great Australian Run. , ... Melbourne, VIC ... employees and their family and friends put their feet where their mouths ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Siskin Center for Child and Family Research to Focus on Early Childhood Development and Special Education 2Health News:Siskin Center for Child and Family Research to Focus on Early Childhood Development and Special Education 3Health News:Siskin Center for Child and Family Research to Focus on Early Childhood Development and Special Education 4Health News:Cardium Announces Investor Presentation and Corporate Update Webcast 2Health News:'Self-Embedding' a Troubling Trend Among Teens 2Health News:NewCardio Restructures 2007 Financing, Receives $2.8 Million Additional Cash and Improves Capital Structure 2Health News:NewCardio Restructures 2007 Financing, Receives $2.8 Million Additional Cash and Improves Capital Structure 3Health News:NewCardio Restructures 2007 Financing, Receives $2.8 Million Additional Cash and Improves Capital Structure 4Health News:NewCardio Restructures 2007 Financing, Receives $2.8 Million Additional Cash and Improves Capital Structure 5Health News:NewCardio Restructures 2007 Financing, Receives $2.8 Million Additional Cash and Improves Capital Structure 6Health News:BRANDEMiX Selected to Launch Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS Metro Services New Strategic Plan 2Health News:HBA People Walk the Talk for Better Health in the HBA Great Australian Run 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the "Investigation ... to their offering. Developed by Pharmacia ... prostaglandin receptor agonist which effectively reduces intraocular pressure. ... FDA, latanoprost (under the trade name of Xalatan) ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; ... MYL ) shareholder vote regarding its planned unsolicited ... Mylan,s offer to Perrigo shareholders have always been, and ... reflection of the value available to Perrigo shareholders, and ... has allowed its shareholders to consider," said Joseph ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 28, 2015 , Joint research by ... from Biostar , Published in ,Stem Cells Translational ... lifespan through multiple IV administration of Adipose-derived MSC ... expectancy found , Commercialization within 5 years expected ... possibility that adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may extend ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Latanoprost Market Investigation Report 2015-2019 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 3Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 4Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 5Korean Researchers Find the Possibility that Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) May Extend Lifespan 2
... China, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Botanic ... ("China Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer ... Chinese Medicines ("TCM") in China, today announced that ... and Export Fair (the "Canton Fair") held in ...
... 23, 2012 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... The Medical Device Market: ... Summary Espicom,s in-depth medical ... to understand the key drivers in medical markets ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Botanic Attends the 111th China Import and Export Fair 2China Botanic Attends the 111th China Import and Export Fair 3The Medical Device Market: USA 2The Medical Device Market: USA 3The Medical Device Market: USA 4The Medical Device Market: USA 5The Medical Device Market: USA 6The Medical Device Market: USA 7The Medical Device Market: USA 8
...
...
EDM Lumbar Drainage Kit with and without Bioglide are fabricated of radiopaque (barium impregnated) silicone tubing, and are packaged with stainless steel stylets inserted in the lumen....
Lumbar External Drainage System (LED) with Touhy needle is indicated for temporary access to the Lumbar Subarachnoid region as a means of draining cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in order to reduce incre...
Medicine Products: