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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
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 ?
Both woke up feeling like death. 103 and 104 degree fevers and body aches. Is it possible we contracted it from food?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had dengue fever 2 years ago. I recovered fully. I heard i'm more prone to death if i get it again. Is that true 2-3 years later? My whole life?
Second episode worse: If infection occurs with a different subtype the disease. Ight more severe. ...Read more
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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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As antibiotic kill bacteria and endotoxin is released when bacteria die, wont it worsen fever or cause mild sepsis?
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?
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