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cause of viral hemorrhagic fevers

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
By yourself...: In many cases, we don't have medication to kill the viruses that can cause hemorrhagic fevers. Anecdotally, people have used iv-ig, but in general, yo ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
VHF's: For the most part, medical providers can give suportive treatment but it is a battle between the body and the virus. VHF's - Argentine Hemorrhagic Fe ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Naturally: There is no specific treatment for these viruses. We can only provide supportive care and if the person survives the illness the immune system will er ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Specific symptoms vary by the type of vhf, but symptoms often include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and exhaustion. Patients with severe cases of vhf ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually quite bad.: Reston Ebola virus is non-pathogenic in humans. These VHF's are bad: Marburg hemorrhagic fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Ebola, A ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
VHF: Viral hemorrhagic fevers are infectious diseases that can cause a series of symptoms which may include high fever as well as bruising/ bleeding excess ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
VHF treatment: Most of the vhf infections are not specifically treatable although immune serum has been used especially in argentine vhf. Ribavirin is useful especi ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Dengue: There are many mechanisms by which this could occur, including severe anemia induced by the intravascular hemolysis, renal failure, vascular collapse, ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possible cause: " data suggest that increased activity of vasoconstrictors in the recipient plasma may be responsible for the development of hypertension after multip ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
VHF: Viral Hemorrhagic Fever: Viral dz’s ( Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever, Dengue,Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) Lassa fever,Tick borne encephalitis. han ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Ok: Shfv causes a hemorrhagic fever in macaques , a species that is not the natural host. It is a different virus entirely than ebola.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult: Usually hemorrhagic fever infections are very dangerous with over 90% mortality-such as ebola virus- for example. Usually isolation and intense suppor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Low: Usually hypotensive with acute phase and variable otherwise.

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