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Acute Pneumonia And Severe Anemia
Yes: Coughing can cause pain in the chest. ...Read more
No longer seen: Are you referring to sars? The last reported case was in 2003. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on the other hand is in fact quite common and as mentioned is usually found in every adult medical icu. The treatment is low lung volume ventilation and treating the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic serous otitis media. Short of breath chest pain and high BP is that normal?
Need to see MD: If you are short of breath, having chest pain and have high blood pressure, you should see your physician asap. Having a sinus infection, rhinitis or an otitis could be associated with respiratory symptoms. Additionally, some of the medications commonly used for treatment of these conditions could exacerbate blood pressure issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.
Depends : That would depend on what type of "arthritis" you mean. In degenerative arthritis, you would not have fever. In immune-related arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis or gout, you can have fever but it's not due to the pain but due to an activated immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cousin diagnosis with reactive arthritis after admitted to hosp with extreme toe swelling and high fever. What infections might cause? Bacterial? Viral?
Reactive arthritis: The most common triggers are intestinal infections (with salmonella, shigella or campylobacter) and sexually transmitted infections (with chlamydia trachomatis or neisseria gonorrheae). It represents an autoimmune reaction to the infection. Many times the initial infection may have resolved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More common: Severe asthma reduces clearance of mucous and microoganisms (viruses & bacteria) from the lung. Long-standing severe asthma may lead to structural changes in the airway that compromise mucous clearance even more. Poor clearance of mucous & microorganisms from the breathing tubes is a clear risk factor for bronchitis and pneumonia. In children the leading risk factor for pneumonia is asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms....: Sepsis usually results in fever, body aches, malaise, headache, etc. which are very general symptoms. Pneumonia usually results in cough with discolored sputum, chest pain that increases with deep breath, shortness of breath, fever/chills, malaise, etc. Pneumonia can also cause sepsis if the bacteria in the lungs gets into the blood. ...Read more
Acute: recent: In gral. "acute" means of "recent" origen, and "chronic" means "old" or less recent. Some classifications use 6 months for "subacute". Chronic renal failure is insidious and depends upon the cause and how fast it gets worst. Acute renal failure usually is caused by low fluid volume in the body either dehydration or bleeding or it may be caused by toxins (poison, medications , dye contrast). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are repetitive mild aspiration pneumonias, life threatening? Recovers fast with antibiotics and oxygen.
Not good: I ask why. Do they occur at night(gerd), do you have trouble swallowing, hiatial hernia;perhaps overweight. The fact that this is occuring, and that you recover fast does not mean that you always will. Should these episodes become more severe and as you get older, your treatment options may become limited. Get the cause worked up and decide what to do with you pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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