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Can I die from serum sickness if I ignore it?

Can I die from serum sickness if I ignore it?

Yes: Serum sickness can lead to organ damage and vascular collapse if the offending agent is not stopped. Normally however it is a self-limited syndrome which resolves after the offending agent is removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Serum Sickness (Definition)

Serum sickness is a type of hypersensitivity reaction (type iii immune reaction) that occurs when the immune system develops antibodies to a foreign protein. The antibody and the foreign protein combine to form an immune complex (ic) that can settle in areas of the body such as the joints or the kidney. The ic can damage these areas and cause arthralgias ...Read more


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Can I die from panhypopituitarism if I ignore it?

Can I die from panhypopituitarism if I ignore it?

Yes: This is one thing you definitely should not ignore. If you ignored it and you don't die, then you didn't have panhypopituitarism. Among other things, the pituitary control your adrenal and thyroid glands. Without adrenal and thyroid hormones, one will be severely sick and will most likely not live...Don't ignore this. It is a difficult diagnosis to make. ...Read more

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Can I die from toxoplasmosis if I ignore it?

Can I die from toxoplasmosis if I ignore it?

No,but in some cases: Depending where it is and on the state of your immune system. If it is in your brain, and have HIV then you are at risk for brain swelling and hernation. Otherwise, many people with an intact immune system get infected but are able to beat the infectio n down. ...Read more

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Can I die from mumps if I ignore it?

Can I die from mumps if I ignore it?

Very Unusual: Generally no. However a rare side effect can be an infection of the brain.This may, obviously be very serious.Mumps is preventable reasonably well by immunizing. ...Read more

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Can I die from alcoholism if I ignore it?

Can I die from alcoholism if I ignore it?

Alcohol and death : Absolutely you can die. Alcoholism adversely affects every organ in the body except the kidneys. It also affects families, relationships and employment. If one can't control their drinking, there is help out there. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can I die from pertussis if I ignore it?

Can I die from pertussis if I ignore it?

Not likely: Pertussis can cause death in children, especially if the child is malnourished, has other respiratory illness or other intercurrent illness. An adult is not likely to die from it. ...Read more

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Can I die from schistosomiasis if I ignore it?

Can I die from schistosomiasis if I ignore it?

Can die from schisto: Chronic schistosomiasis is the inflammatory response caused by schistosome eggs carried to liver by way of portal circulation, or that reach the lungs or other sites thru the bloodstream. The degree of pathology (& associated risk of dying) depends on worm burden & the host's immune response but can result in varices with bleed, ascites, lung fibrosis, & diseases of gallbladder, kidney, appendix. ...Read more

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Can I die from rhinosporiodosis if I ignore it?

Yes, but...: This is a nuisance disease in which lumps of tissue grow around troublesome microbes. One might choke to death on these, and the prospect of having your genitals turn into unrecognizable masses should encourage you not to ignore treatment. ...Read more

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Can I die from pancreatitis if I ignore it?

Can I die from pancreatitis if I ignore it?

Yes: Pancreatitis is a particularly dangerous condition. Despite best medical treatment, some cases can lead to death. When you have pancreatitis, enzymes that normally digest food are released in the abdomen and start digesting the body from the inside. This causes an intense reaction to contain the spill. ...Read more

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Can I die from whiplash if I ignore it?

Can I die from whiplash if I ignore it?

Likely not-ck w/ MD: Cervical whiplash injuries can cause a collection of symptoms following an acceleration/deceleration injury typically from motor vehicle accidents. Can affect the discs/muscles/intervertebral joints/nerves/ligaments. Symptoms are variable; can include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, tingling, sleep disturbance & other. See md for eval/xrays, especially if had head injury as well. Don't ignore. ...Read more

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Can I die from myositis if I ignore it?

Can I die from myositis if I ignore it?

No: Myositis itself does not kill provided heart muscles are not affected. Patients die from complications from myosotis like heart, lung, infraction etc. ...Read more

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Can I die from fibromyalgia if I ignore it?

Can I die from fibromyalgia if I ignore it?

No: ? can I die if I ignore fibromyalgia (FM). FM is soft tissue disorder (see Osteopath) & evolves from conjoined effects of several conditions (see my other Healthtap posts). None of these conditions is individually lethal nor is full-blown FM Syndrome lethal. Depression is often a major accompaniment of FM. This symptom might become severe enough to induce thoughts of self-harm, but this is rare. ...Read more

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Can I die from syncope if I ignore it?

Can I die from syncope if I ignore it?

Depends on cause: Syncope can be due to a simple faint (like having blood drawn) or it can be due to serious heart disease with dangerous arrhythmias. The causes are legion. Some don't involve the heart at all like low blood sugar or epilepsy. You should discuss your syncope with someone who knows your full medical history to see if additional testing is necessary. ...Read more

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Can I die from lymphoma if I ignore it?

Can I die from lymphoma if I ignore it?

Yes, it is possible: There are different types of lymphomas which can range from slow growing to rapidly progressive. All lymphomas, even low grade can lead to death if not treated. ...Read more

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Can I die from myopathy if I ignore it?

Can I die from myopathy if I ignore it?

Depends: Cardiomyopathy can be lethal depending on the cause and severity. There genetic forms of skeletal muscle diseases that are lethal, e.g., duchene muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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Can I die from parotitis if I ignore it?

Can I die from parotitis if I ignore it?

Not soon or likely: Parotitis is usually painful and if it is due to bacterial infection, left untreated, may result in septicemia and death, but it would be an uncommon occurrence. ...Read more

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Can I die from bradycardia if I ignore it?

Can I die from bradycardia if I ignore it?

Anything is possible: But it's not likely. Bradycardia is defined as a heart rate <60. Heart rates of >50 are well tolerated by everyone. Heart rates of 40-50 during wakefulness sometimes cause fatigue. Sustained heart rates of <40 usually cause unacceptable fatigue and breathlessness. Pauses of > 3-5 seconds may cause dizziness. Pauses of > 5 seconds often cause blackouts. Pauses of > 2 minutes may cause death. ...Read more

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Can I die from lead poisoning if I ignore it?

Can I die from lead poisoning if I ignore it?

Progressive disorder: Lead accumulates in tissues like nerve cells, bone etc. It interferes with the metabolic pathways of the body in a gradual and progressive way.At very low levels it may do nothing but if you have increased levels, the source needs to be identified & stopped before you acquire enough to develope brain toxicity, damage or death.Lead can be removed but rx should include eliminating the source. ...Read more

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Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more