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What are the causes of dengue fever?

What are the causes of dengue fever?

One cause: It is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. In this part of the world, it is more prevalent in the south and caribbean. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Also known as breakbone fever, it is a viral, flu like illness spread by a day biting mosquito. Many have no symptoms but, if stricken, those ill have high fever, headache, ...Read more


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What are symptoms of dengue fever?

What are symptoms of dengue fever?

Fever/pain/bleeding: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or boney pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; rash and signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However, more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever, what is this?

Pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever, what is this?

Dengue Fever: Hemorrhagic fever is the most serious manifestation of dengue fever. It can lead to circulatory failure and shock. In it there's a plasma leakage syndrome with increased vascular permeability, platelet count less than 100, 000, fever lasing 2-7 days, and spontaneous bleeding with microvascular fragility. There may be small bruises (petechiae) in the skin all the way to profuse bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

Chorea: Rheumatic fever is a form of auto-immune reaction of the body to substances contained in the strep which are similar to those in some of our tissues, and the body reacts against those areas, confusing them with the strep. The central nervous system is not exempt from this and chorea is one manifestation of this type of involvement. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Are you kidding?: There is no way we can discuss pathophysiology in the short space allotted. People with homework assignments should go to the library or do their own web searches. We're here to answer clinical questions. ...Read more

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What's the initial symptoms of typhoid fever?

What's the initial symptoms of typhoid fever?

Multiple: A gradual step-wise increase in fevers, often to as high as 105+, constipation, lassitude, malaise, shaking chills. ...Read more

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What is pathophysiology of typhoid fever?

What is pathophysiology of typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever ehow!: in a nutshell: bug in human feces (typhoid Mary) -- evades gut with less acid, taken up by M cells in the small gut.. causes diarrhea at times bloody (dysentery) and if bad --a hole in the bowel (needs surgery). Can go to lymphatics then blood stream, then macrophages (cells that chew bacteria) in liver/spleen/bone marrow -- back in blood/sepsis and quite ill or gallbladder (cholecysitis/carrier). ...Read more

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Does the measles of dengue cause itchiness?

Does the measles of dengue cause itchiness?

The rash from: Dengue fever may itch (but it often is not itchy). Dengue fever is not associated with measles. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of typhoid fever?

What are common symptoms of typhoid fever?

HighFeverLethargy&am: The incubation is 1to2 weeks.Symptoms include High Fever as high as 104 degree Headaches Poor Appetite Lethargy Generalised Aches and Pains Diarrhea or constipation Abdominal Pain Chest congestion may develop in many patients 10% of patients have relapse with recurrent symptoms after feeling better for 1to2 weeks. In some cases patients have rash flat rose color spots ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of dengue fever?

What are the signs and symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: According to the center for disease control & prevention, dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) with accompanying symptoms like muscle & joint pain, severe headches, intense pain behind the eyes, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands & rash. Severe dengue can lead to drop in body temperature, bloody gums or vomitus, severe abdominal pain, difficulty breathing & restlessness. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fevers bad?

Are the symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fevers bad?

Yes: Specific symptoms vary by the type of vhf, but symptoms often include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and exhaustion. Patients with severe cases of vhf often show signs of bleeding under the skin, in internal organs, or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears. Severe cases also cause any organ to fail, with shock, coma, and death. ...Read more

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What types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

What types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

Scarlet Fever: Due to toxins produced by streptococcus pyogenes, the rash is red, with slight elevations of parts of the skin producing a sandpaper like feel, and the redness blanches with pressure. There is usually pallor around the mouth. The rash can involve most of the body, often beginning on the trunk. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of typhoid fever like?

Fever/abdominal pain: Fever often high.loss of appetite,Constipation,some times diarrhea,abdominal pain in a country where Typhoid is endemic like India and others.Patients look sick. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lassa fever?

What are the symptoms of lassa fever?

Many: Here are most of them. Fever, retrosternal pain (pain behind the chest wall), sore throat, back pain, cough, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, facial swelling, proteinuria (protein in the urine), and mucosal bleeding. For more information about the virus you can go to the cdc website by following this link: http://1.Usa.Gov/vvvr0x. ...Read more

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Are aches and fever the symptoms of influenza?

Are aches and fever the symptoms of influenza?

Among others: Aches and fevers are very non-specific and could be due to dozens of infectious and non-infectious conditions. With influenza may also see respiratory tract symptoms, GI symptoms, severe chills, etc. The only way however to know if is influenza is through testing for the virus or later on, antibodies to the virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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