A 32-year-old male asked:
What are the signs of leukemia. similar to anemia but how do you differentiate ? i have for months been up and down with flu symptoms
low grade fever daily every evening
bruise easily with slight contact on legs
short of breath
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Many possibilities : Leukemia could cause this, but much less likely than several other things. Given your location (South Africa) -- depending in part on lifestyle etc -- things that come to mind are tuberculosis, malaria, parasitic infestation, and various other chronic infections. HIV and syphilis are possible, depending on sexual risks. Lymphoma and other cancers aside from leukemia. See a doctor soon. Good luck!
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