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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Pontiac fever: This is legionella infection without pneumonia, first detected in the pontiac michigan health department while a building was being worked on or demol ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
36 years experience Pediatrics
Cough(pneumonia),: Fever(of cause), diarrhea.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Quicker. Milder.: Both are caused by the legionella germ. Pontiac favor happens quicker. It's milder and doesn't have breathing problems like cough chest pain, pneumoni ... Read More
Dr. Jennifer Bontreger
19 years experience Sports Medicine
It is a milder form: Pontiac fever is a milder form of legionnaires' diease, both illnesses caused by the bacterium legionella pneumophila the incubation period is short, ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Hyper tension?: Not sure what you mean by "tension". If you mean hypertension (high blood pressure) then yes, Fevers can cause spikes in blood pressure. This is becau ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Meningitis: To common cold. Would seek medical advice today and have this addressed.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Pryor
36 years experience Psychiatry
Delerium: The brain is not used to high temperatures, and hence stops working correctly. A common symptom of delirium is intense visual and tactile hallucina ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: The hives do not cause a fever, but whatever is causing the hives could cause a fever.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Should not: They should not cause a fever.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
38 years experience Psychiatry
Stress/fever: Stress does not usually cause a real fever. A real fever is said to be 100.4. Some people have a very high resting body temperature naturally. Symp ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maby: Infants rarely run fever before 3mo when immune factors passed before birth have worn off. Then kids will deal with ~ 5-7 respiratory & 2-3 GI viruses ... Read More
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