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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 = 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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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

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I had valley fever when i was pregnant i almost die and i gained lots of weight i went from 130 to 80 pd after the baby and now i weight 280 pound ?

I had valley fever when i was pregnant  i almost die and i gained lots of weight i went from 130 to 80 pd after the baby and now i weight 280 pound ?

How long ago?: Coccidiodomycosis can certainly be severe during pregnancy but it is unclear if it is contributing to the substantial weight gain unless the pituitary was involved. Have you been checked for hormonal issues? ...Read more

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If familial mediterranean fever is untreated can it cause death?

If familial mediterranean fever is untreated can it cause death?

Not directly: Fmf does not cause death directly (like say for example cancer or coronary artery disease). Patients with fmf do have higher rates of related diseases however, such as nephrotic syndrome or amyloidosis (also subfertility and miscarriages). These other diseases can all contribute to earlier death if the fmf is not treated regularly. ...Read more

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My Dr ask me to record my fever cause I said it's a roller coaster it may take a bit to figure this out on antibiotics no relief can you die from this?

My Dr ask me to record my fever cause I said it's a roller coaster it may take a bit to figure this out on antibiotics no relief can you die from this?

33 yo: It would be highly unlikely for a 33yo being followed by a doctor and on antibiotics to die from an infection. Without knowing what infection you are suffering form,etc. we cannot give you much advice other than keep discussing and following up with your Dr. Get well soon. ...Read more

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How long does candida die off last and is it normal to have severe fever headaches and pain urinating?

How long does candida die off last and is it normal to have severe fever headaches and pain urinating?

Depends: It depends on where the candida is, if it is causing true infection, and what is being used to treat it. Severe fever, headache, and pain urinating is never normal. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abcess on my upper left side and now I have ear fullness ringing in the ear a dull headache no fever am I going to die?

I have a tooth abcess on my upper left side and now I have ear fullness ringing in the ear a dull headache no fever am I going to die?

See your dentist: to drain the dental abscess. If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Remember, the only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. ...Read more

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I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp  Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

See a doctor: If you have high fever, you should see a doctor. If you do not have a doctor, go to the nearest hospital emergency room for a check up and treatment, as soon, as possible. ...Read more