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Can someone die with fever?

Can someone die with fever?

The fever: Alone is unlikely to cause death but if high enough could lead to a seizure where a person can aspirate and die from that. Also what ever is causing a fever can lead to other life threatening complications like sepsis ... ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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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Can I die from rheumatic fever if I ignore it?

Can I die from rheumatic fever if I ignore it?

Yes: Although uncommon to die directly from rheumatic fever itself, the damages it does to a variety of organ systems, particularly the heart can result in death. ...Read more

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If untreated what is the death rate of rocky mountain fever?

If untreated what is the death rate of rocky mountain fever?

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 more

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Can you die from problems breathing and fever?

Can you die from problems breathing and fever?

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 more

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Will one die from rocky mountain spotted fever?

Will one die from rocky mountain spotted fever?

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 more

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Is it possible to die from yellow fever if you get it today?

Yellow Fever: has an incubation period of 3 to 6 days - so you wouldn't have symptoms yet. 15% of those infected going into a second phase of illness which is very toxic. Half of those people will die from it. ...Read more

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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?

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