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Can You Die From Fever Of Unknown Origin
25% to 30%: Rocky mountain spotted fever is an infection transmitted by ticks. Before the use of antibiotic therapy, the death rate was about 25% to 30%. Nowadays, with treatment, the death rate is about 4%. Despite the disease being first recognized and described in the rocky mountain region, 95% of U.S. Cases are in the eastern U.S. (>50% of cases are in the southern coastal atlantic states). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A few people do die: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite. Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14day range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels throughout the body, causing multi-organ damage and sometimes death. Death rate is uncertain, but may be about one out of 30 patients. Some patients do worse than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not sure but I think I have cat scratch fever. can i die from this and what should I do to treat it?
Time for a visit: Cat Scratch fever is a relatively benign illness caused by the reaction to a bacteria often found in the saliva of young kittens. Although it has a variety of associated symptoms, most are self limited ant the most trouble comes when a regional lymph node becomes inflamed and it is surgically drained or removed. If present a variety of antibiotics are sometimes used in treatment.Some heal without ...Read more
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