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what does it mean if i have a recurring fever?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Depends: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of recurring fever?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Many: Tick borne relapsing fever and louse borne relapsing fever are caused by spirochetes, a type of bacteria. There are many other causes of recurring fevers due to infectious and non-infectious diseases. Anyone having unexplained recurring fevers should see their doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can be done for a recurring fever?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
FUO!: Fever of unknown origin is one of the most fascinating diagnostic puzzles, and the most satisfying, if the cause is indentified. Some are infectious, forms of arthritis, inflammatory disease of the intestines, many other autoimmune diseases, and cancer. You need to be evaluated quickly. Symptomatic rx should be tried (ie. Aleve), but this is not the solution. Treating the cause primary!
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Recurring fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Recurring fever: Recurring fever = repetitive increased body temperature.

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