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A 27-year-old male asked:

I tested positive for rocky mountain fever, the titer was high. i've been having joint pain, flu like symptoms, should i be treated if it's from past?

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Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology 18 years experience
Often misdiagnosed: You should see your doctor and discuss this. Just because you have made antibodies against rmsf bacteria in the past, it doesn't mean you are currently infected with it--particularly if it was correctly diagnosed and treated in the past. Flu-like symptoms and joint pain are very common with many types of common viral infections. My guess is that it is most likely not rmsf, but see your doctor.
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Dr. Milton Mintz
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68 years experience
Ck with PCP: Did u have it before- don't wait for further symptoms see pcp soon!
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Last updated Dec 10, 2015

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