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HPV infection is now considered to be the most common sexually-transmitted infection (sexually transmitted disease, STD) in the U.S., and it is...
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The tuberculosis skin test is a test used to determine if someone has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB)...
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A vaccine is available against four common HPV types associated with the development of genital warts and cervical and anogenital carcinomas. This...
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The standard recommended tuberculin test, known as the Mantoux test, is administered by injecting a 0.1 mL volume containing 5 TU (tuberculin units)...
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"Reading" the skin test means detecting a raised, thickened local area of skin reaction, referred to as induration. Induration is the key...
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In many cases genital warts do not cause any symptoms, but they are sometimes associated with itching, burning, or tenderness. They may result in...
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The basis of the reading of the skin test is the presence or absence and the amount of induration (localized swelling). The diameter of the...
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Both people with HPV infection and their partners need to be counseled about the risk of spreading HPV and the appearance of the lesions. They should...
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HPV sometimes can be suspected by changes that appear on a Pap smear, since pap smears identify infected abnormal cells that may be precursors to...
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The diagnosis of a knee injury begins with the history and physical examination. The health-care professional will want to hear about the mechanism...
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If the tear is small and located on the outer edge of the meniscus, it is possible that rehabilitation without surgery is all that is needed for...
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If a conservative, nonsurgical approach is taken, the pain and swelling of a torn meniscus should resolve within a few days. Recovery and...
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A forceful twist or sudden stop can cause the end of the femur to grind into the top of the tibia pinching and potentially tearing the cartilage of...
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Rehabilitation after an operation depends upon the individual patient and the response to surgery. Specific recommendations regarding weight-bearing...
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A torn meniscus is damage to the cartilage that sits on top of the tibia and allows the femur to glide when the knee joint moves. Tears are usually...