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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From Fever Of Unknown Origin

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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Can you die from rheumatic fever?

Can you die from rheumatic fever?

Yes: About 1.5% of persons with rheumatic carditis die of the disease annually. Cardiac involvement is the most serious complication of rheumatic fever and causes significant morbidity and mortality. About 60% of patients diagnosed with rheumatic fever annually will develop carditis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Symptoms of lung infection? And can you die from it?

Yes: Pneumonia is a common terminal event. If you have cough and fever, see your doctor for an evaluation. Most lung infections are readily treatable and a 27 year-old should not die from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, can you die from it?

What are the causes and symptoms of Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, can you die from it?

Vertibrobasilar: Usually in older ,it is atherosclerosis/stenosis. Can have visual disturbances, balance, auditory issues,spinning while still, drop attack,dizzy when turning head,strokes. It is diagnosed via MRA(magnetic angiogram), Likely your ringing is from allergies and middle ear congestion. Would anyway check your lipid profile, take meds if HTN and no smoking to avoid risk factors. f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Fever of unknown origin - could it be related to travel?

Fever of unknown origin - could it be related to travel?

Could be: Fever of unkown origin is usually defined as fever (>100.5f)for longer than 6 weeks duration without a diagnosis after through investigation. ...Read more

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Do you think many cancer deaths attributed to the disease may actually be caused by effects from chemo?

Do you think many cancer deaths attributed to the disease may actually be caused by effects from chemo?

No: Though cancer can be caused by chemo or radiation. The vast majority of people who die of cancer are not the cancers induced by these treatments. The ability to help patients far outways this risk. ...Read more

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Can you offer more specifics of the type(s) of serious illness that can be caused by an active prolonged infection from tooth decay?

Can you offer more specifics of the type(s) of serious illness that can be caused by an active prolonged infection from tooth decay?

Abscess: You could develop an abscess infection at the tip of the root of the tooth. It could progress into your bottom jaw bone or even into your neck and chest cavity. If it is in your upper jaw then it could go into your sinus and then into your brain. ...Read more

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Can a person survive prerenal acute renal failure due to severe dehydration without medical help? If so, what are the consequences of not gettin help?

Can a person survive prerenal acute renal failure due to severe dehydration without medical help? If so, what are the consequences of not gettin help?

Not advised: Yes, but just because something can be done means that it should be down. A prolonged prerenal state can lead to severe tubular necrosis which is not quickly or always 100% reversible. Prolonged renal failure (prerenal or otherwise) if severe enough puts the individual at risk of death from chemical abnormalities and uremia. Short term risk death, if survives long term risk incomplete recovery. ...Read more

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Can endocytosis of a virus into a nerve ending cause pain? I'm not talking about inflammation caused by the virus, but just the act of endocytosis.

Can endocytosis of a virus into a nerve ending cause pain? I'm not talking about inflammation caused by the virus, but just the act of endocytosis.

Endocytosis: Entry of a virus into a cell is by endocytic vesicles transporting the incoming viral particles from the plasma membrane to the perinuclear area of the host cell, where conditions for viral replication are optimal. Cell damage seldom occurs prior to replication and so it is unlikely that the inflammatory process will create pain, even on a neuronal cell, bur doubt there is any way to prove this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of a spinal cord disorder or disease that may cause death before the age of 30?

Can you tell me of a spinal cord disorder or disease that may cause death before the age of 30?

Are you worried?: ALS is the disease I think of first. Are you concerned that you have one? There is no background information in your post whatsoever, so under the circumstances I can't think of anything to add. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of syphilis from onset through death?

What are some common symptoms of syphilis from onset through death?

See below: Now very rare (except in immune deficient patiens e.g. Aids) syphilis has many presentations primrysyphilis presents with sores in the genital area (a chancre), secondary often presents with a rash and tertiary causes many symptoms from spinal cord to brain disorders from stroke to gpi ( general paresis of the insane) mistaken in the past for purely psychiatric disorders. ...Read more

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What dangers could emerge from not being exposed to a variety of bacteria and viruses in childhood? None

What dangers could emerge from not being exposed to a variety of bacteria and viruses in childhood? None

When : When you say being "exposed, " i'm going to assume you mean being infected with. So... Being infected with a bacteria will not make you any more or less susceptible or immune to any future exposure to that bacteria. Our bodies do not build immunity to a bacteria, only viruses. Thus, you can get a strep throat again and again and again, and no amount of getting a strep throat will ever make you immune to getting another strep throat. Viruses are different, and once exposed or infected with a virus, we can develop immunity to that particular virus for a period of time. Depending on the virus, immunity can last anywhere from days to years. Viruses mutate (change), and a slightly different virus of the same sort can infect you even though you've had a strain of that virus before. It's iffy. But even if you never had the usual "childhood diseases" (viruses), i assume you've been vaccinated against them, in which case, you're fairly well protected from future infection of whatever viruses you've been immunized against. ...Read more

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Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?

Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?

No: An adult sucking a breast with galactorrhea will not cause HIV in either party. Your profile states unprotected sex, if the sex is with multiple partners, that is a greater risk of catching HIV or other sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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If I suffer from one type of autoimmune disease, can it be likely that i'll be susceptible to others?

Autoimmune : There is increased risk of autoimmune disease if first degree relatives are afflicted. There is a mildly increased risk of developing a 2nd autoimmune disease if you already have one, but this is not very common. ...Read more

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What cause death in peritonitis if the etiology is by non infectious agents? Thank

What cause death in peritonitis if the etiology is by non infectious agents? Thank

Multiple organ fail: Peritonitis means INFLAMMATION of the peritoneum, the inner lining of the belly. Sometimes this starts with bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or inflammatory conditions like lupus. Once the inflammation starts, it makes all the major organs (heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain) work much harder than normal. Sometimes those organs can't do the work, and fail one at a time, causing death. ...Read more