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- 3 Enterovirus page edits -- Hip (talk) 02:11, October 8, 2019 (EDT)
- 4 Links in articles
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Warning - Professional discourse[new][edit source][reply]
Re: Comment on October 8, 2019 to Hip: "you are nuts"
MEpedia encourages academic debate to ensure the best information, but in order to maintain a collaborative environment, please refer to the MEpedia:Editorial guidelines and refrain from personal attacks or criticism in comments. Thank you, Kmdenmark (talk) 13:46, October 9, 2019 (EDT)
Enterovirus page edits -- Hip (talk) 02:11, October 8, 2019 (EDT)[new][edit source][reply]
You have added things to the enterovirus page which are medically incorrect. There is no evidence that acute enterovirus infections can cause fibromyalgia, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, metabolic acidosis, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, craniocervical instability, tethered cord syndrome, ehlers-danlos syndrome, interstitial cystitis. So why did you add these to the list of acute enterovirus symptoms?
you are nuts and you are medically incorrect
there is evidence it can lead to all those things
You also added "herpangina" and "mouth ulcer" to the respiratory symptoms of acute enterovirus, but these are already included under oral symptoms.
You added "sore throat", but this is already present as "pharyngitis".
Not also that you added "peyer's patches" as an enterovirus symptom, but this is an organ, not a symptom.
If you want to edit MEpedia, make sure the information you add is factually correct, and is backed up by medical references. For every fact that you add to MEpedia, you need to provide a scientific reference.
Re: Enterovirus page edits -- Commonlyknownasryan (talk) 03:06, October 8, 2019 (EDT)[new][edit source][reply]
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Re: Enterovirus page edits -- Hip (talk) 12:29, October 8, 2019 (EDT)[new][edit source][reply]
- Ryan, in an encyclopedia such as MEpedia, you can only include things which are proven to be true. You may personalty suspect that enterovirus might cause things like craniocervical instability or interstitial cystitis, but unless there is published scientific evidence demonstrating that it can, then you cannot include this in MEpedia. You have to be able to provide a published scientific references (citations) for every statement that you make in MEpedia.
- Have a look at the Science Guidelines for writing MEpedia articles. Note that in these guidelines it points out that "Even if you are certain it is true, if you can't cite it, you can't say it."
Links in articles[new][edit source][reply]
I noticed that you did a lot of work on adding links to the Enterovirus page. When you add links for another MEpedia page, please use the internal link style eg [[poliovirus]] shows the link poliovirus, if you want the link to display a different name then
[[Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome|other symptoms]] for a link displaying "other symptoms" instead. Each related link only needs to be linked to once in the article.
If you feel like doing some general tidying up tasks then that would be much appreciated - Pages in need on the menu highlights common tasks.
For Wikipedia you should only link to it in the "Learn more" section. It can't be used as s scientific source since it says itself that it's not reliable. All links in the text of the article must be only to MEpedia pages. It's fine to create links for pages that don't exist, since it helps track which pages are needed. Topics that don't need a full page can be done by a "tool tip" lookup to the page Terminology, eg SNP should show with a dotted underline because it's just been added to the Terminology page. Terminology has unusual formatting needed - you can request on the talk page for something to be added there.
Here's some help info on how to use the Visual editor which should save you a lot time. The "Cite" menu will generate a properly formatted reference from a scientific link for you.
enterovirus A genus of RNA viruses which typically enter the body through the respiratory or gastrointestinal systems and sometimes spread to the central nervous system or other parts of the body, causing neurological, cardiac, and other damage. Since the first reports of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), enteroviruses have been suspected as a cause of ME. Enteroviruses have also been implicated as the cause of Type I diabetes, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. Enteroviruses include poliovirus, coxsackieviruses, and many others. New enteroviruses and new strains of existing enteroviruses are continuously being discovered. (Learn more: viralzone.expasy.org)
pharyngitis An irritation or swelling of the top part of the throat, at the back of the mouth, usually caused by an infection such as Streptococcus. The hallmark symptom is a sore throat without cough.
immunomodulator a substance that affects the functioning of the immune system
postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) - A form of orthostatic intolerance where the cardinal symptom is excessive tachycardia due to changing position (e.g. from lying down to sitting up).
single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) - A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP, pronounced "snip") is a potential genetic mutation that occurs in a single spot in the human genome; a difference in a single DNA building block. SNPs are often represented by an "rs" number, such as "rs53576".