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Can A Malaria Infection Cause Severe Breathing Problems
Malaria: Complicated malaria can cause occlusion of small blood vessels due to parasite filled cells. This can cause cerebral malaria. Also pulmonary edema ( water logged lungs) can occur from a similar process. This can lead to shortness of breath. Usually this is a serious disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?
It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can symptoms of bacterial meningitis be very mild and potentially go undiagnosed? And can a sore in the nostril cause sinusitis and/ or meningitis?
Can a moderate to severe bacterial and parasitic gastrointestinal infection for 8 + months cause permanent gastrointestinal damage?
Unlikely.: Advise consultation with gastroenterologist. The gut has remarkable regenerative capabilities ...Read more
Emergency: Anyone who has trouble breathing should seek immediate medical care regardless of the cause. This situation can become life threatening very quickly. If necessary call 911 or have someone drive you to the er of a hospital or a 24\7 medical facility. To answer your question, an infection in the mouth can cause swelling resulting in trouble breathing. People have died from these types of situations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mostly infections: Bacterial infections that produce certain toxins such as a type of e coli recently found in germany but also present here can cause a serious disorder called hemolytic uremic syndrome with sudden kidney failure. Streptocaccol infections of a certain type can cause nephritis due to antibodies produced against them. ...Read more
Maybe: If someone has severe meningitis the germ may also trigger total system failure, including respiratory failure. This would be more common in the Meningococcal meningitis than many others as it can produce toxic agents that effect the blood pressure and circulation early in the illness. ...Read more
Yes...see your MD: Almost any medication could cause itching. You may be having an adverse reaction. Please see your physician. ...Read more
Can untreated pid (caused by chlamydia or other bacteria) cause heart pain or myocarditis in a rare case? Can I die from untreated pid?
PID not treated: Yes - any untreated bacterial infection can cause cardiac damage ...Read more
Unlikely: But one never knows fully until completely evaluated. Discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more
Yes...: Difficulty breathing can be due to very serious and even life-threatening disorders. Some of these disorders also have fever associated with them. If a person is short of breath they need to see a doctor urgently even if that means going to the nearest er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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