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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
The word comes from italian "mala aria" (bad air), from the belief the disease was caused by unhealthy air in swampy districts. Spread by mosquitoes, the parasite enter the bloodstream & infect red blood cells causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to 4 weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
What bactirial infection can cause very high fever, vomiting, breathing problems, chest pains, severe muscle & joint pain, diahydration, disoriantation, ?
Many: The symptoms you describe are very common to different infections, bacterial and viral.Proper evaluation with lab work is necessary to identify the infectios agent. ...Read more
What are some of the causes and treatments for long term coughing and breathing problems with lupus (lse) when no infection or fever.
SLE affects lungs : The inflammatory sle process often affects the lungs and surrounding tissue. Lupus can scar the lungs making them stiffer causing shortness of breath with panting respirations, fatigue and a chronic dry cough. It can also inflame the pleura and chest wall causing chest pain. Treatment of sle lung usually involves corticosteroids or anti-inflammatory agents such as methotrexate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on duration: If problems have been over many mths or years then not an infection. An infection may be due to your underlying lung problem. If symptoms started within a few days then yes this could be an infection. Need to follow up with yoru md. Alsi if you smoke you need to stop. ...Read more
What could cause continuing pain, pressure and difficulty breathing in nose 3.5 months after septoplasty? Recent CT shows no infection.
Persisted deviation: If the primary reason for septoplasty was deviated septum, or correction of collapsed septum, the deformity may have persisted or recurred.It could be a chronic septal hematoma or may be internal valve problem.Your best course is to go back to your original surgeon for help, or fiind another one who can help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more
Probably not...: If they are chronic and recurring. However, if sudden onset respiratory symptoms occur immediately after a new food has been introduced (such as egg or peanut), it could indicate food allergy (in which case there is usually an accompanying rash). I said "probably not, " because environmental allergy is rare in children under 2 since recurrent exposure over time is necessary to develop allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frequent post nasal drip, each episodes last 6 weeks. Causes breathing problems, choking, constant throat clearing. Is it exacerbated by my goiter?
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
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