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Causes Of Persistent Low Grade Fever In Children
Could Adult onset stills disease present with monthly low grade fevers (99-101) lasting a week, instead of the classic daily high grade fevers?
No: Perhaps the fever and ankle swelling represents a local infection, and less likely an inflammatory joint disorder. Ms does not cause such problems. Although steroid usage in ms could result in avascular necrosis of shoulder, knee, or hip, would not usually even cause a fever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Immune deficiency?: Many immune problems can cause low grade fever, but autoimmune disease has usually specific findings other than fever. Low grade fever in children may be normal. Children will frequently have higher temperatures for any illness than adults. You did not say how the temps were taken of when. This info is needed for a good answer! but if a fever is present, i would bet on low grade infection! ...Read more
What is the differential diagnosis for low grade fever in children since one month (99.3-99.8) with no other symptoms?
6 year old with persistent fever, headaches, exhaustion but no other cold/flu symptoms. Has normocytic anemia and hemoglobin of 106. What's the cause?
Worrysome: Persistent fever longer than 3 weeks is worrisome and requires a more vigorous search for the cause. You should seek consultation with a Infectious Disease(ID) consultant who will check into causes of Fever:Infections like TB, Malaria, Cancer or other inflammatory conditions. A spinal tap is indicated if the Headache is more than mild. The child should be in the hospital if the temp is >100 degree ...Read more
A temp of: 104 or greater would warrant medical attention. Temp >107.6 °F (42 °C) creates serious risk for brain damage. What constitutes low fever is adult is debatable. Check this med line plus article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003090.htm ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several: This is difficult to answer because so many conditions may cause similar symptoms, including viruses. I would suggest a consultation with a rheumatologist if the problem persists. ...Read more
What would cause a higher billyruben level and a lower white blood cell count in an adult? Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, low grade fever
Many causes...: Many things can cause high bilirubin and low white count. Common causes are biliary obstruction by gallstones, tumors or scarring in the gallbladder, pancreas, and bile ducts. Hemolysis (rupture of red blood cells) can also raise your bilirubin. Please follow up with your doctor because additional work up is needed. ...Read more
How about...: ...aplastic anemia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, leukemia/lymphomas, multiple infectious or inflamatory causes (including inflammatory bowel disease), chemical poisoning, bone cancer, drug hypersensitivity, to name just a few. Please get checked ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex of symptoms: Flushed appear. , feeling hot to touch , dry skin&mouth , eyes sunken from dehydration , fast heartrate , excess sweating, coated tongue, irritability, listlessness( not very active, avoiding disturbance and tend to be calmer) than usual , fatigued easily, less appetite, retching, vomiting, c/o body pains /pain anywhere in the body like throat , ear based on location of infn/inflamm, delirious sometimes ...Read more
Atypical fever in Adult Onset Stills Disease? Several symptoms line up, including blotchy salmon rash, fatigue, sore muscles, some joint pain.. Etc. Except the fevers are generally every couple weeks and usually low grade instead of daily spiking.
I have high fever & chills specially at night, is the high fever is a symptom of the emotional trauma?
Increase metabolism: Fever is a created by the increase in metabolism used to fight infection. The increase drives up the heart rate (more blood carrying immune factors &white cells around), increases respiratory rate (adding more oxygen to the effort). Germs whether virus or bacteria don't generally reproduce as fast when the body gets hot.This response probably developed over time as those capable of fever did better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can constipation cause a mild fever in a toddler? There are no other symptoms besides constipation and fever at 101-99
Not from my experia: I think most of my patients go thru a constipation phaze at one time or another, or it just seems so, but they don't generally run temp with it. The exception are some chronic retainers who in mid to late childhood skip the function for a week or so and end up so full & stressed that serial enemas are needed to clear them. I did have a 14 yo with 103 that resolved with enemas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How bad is it?: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
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