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Is dengue fever curable?

Is dengue fever curable?

Not curable: Treatment for Dengue Fever is largely supportive. Oral hydration can be used for milder cases.Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used. Aspirin & other NSAID's should be avoided. With more sever cases, fluids, electrolytes & blood pressure should be monitored. Hydration is maintained with intravenous fluids. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may be needed for more serious cases. ...Read more

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Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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What spreads dengue fever?

What spreads dengue fever?

Mosquitos: Primarily the tropical species, especially aedes aegypti. ...Read more

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Is dengue fever fatal?

Is dengue fever fatal?

Rarely: Dengue when presenting as a hemorrhagic fever can be fatal but most individuals with typical dengue survive. ...Read more

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Typhoid fever treatment?

Typhoid fever treatment?

Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin,ceftriaxone and Azithromycine But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world Talk to your Doctor ...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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Difference between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Difference  between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Quite similar: Both conditions are caused by dengue virus. One is a milder form but the second one is more serious due to development of very low platelet counts which can lead to bleeding(that is why it is called hemorragic) and occasional fatalities due to shock(fluid leaks) or bleeding. ...Read more

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How is dengue fever treated?

How is dengue fever treated?

Dengue treatment: Most cases of dengue fever are mild and require no specific treatment. More severe cases may be treated with fluids and pain relievers as dengue can cause dehydration and significant pain, hence the name 'breakbone fever'. The most worrisome form of dengue, 'dengue haemorrhagic fever' may require blood or blood component transfusion. ...Read more

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Diferential diagnosis between dengue fever and malaria.

Fever: If you are trying to differentiate dengue fever and malaria, check the fever. If it is periodic (comes an goes) especially if it comes every 12, 24 36 or 72 hours and lasts for a couple hours then resolves, it is probably malaria. If the fever comes and stays for a couple days then it is more likely dengue. ...Read more

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Malaria and typhoid fevers?

Malaria and typhoid fevers?

BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read more

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Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Not exactly: Dengue fever does not have a liver stage, like some forms of malaria, that can lead to relapse. But you can become reinfected with a different strain of dengue even if you have already had dengue once. ...Read more

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Is scarlet fever serious?

Is scarlet fever  serious?

Strep gone wild: Scarlet fever is from the bacteria "strep". To put it simply, this is the skins reaction to the bacteria and you get a rough/sand papery rash with scarlet fever in addition to a sore throat and fever.This condition needs prompt antibiotics and if left untreated the infection can progress and you can become quite ill. I recommend you seek prompt medical attention. This can also be other illnesses. ...Read more

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How is BP affected from dengue hemorrhagic fever?

How is BP affected from dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Low: Usually hypotensive with acute phase and variable otherwise. ...Read more

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Is rocky mountain spotted fever contagious?

Is rocky mountain spotted fever contagious?

Only by tick bites: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read more

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What is acute rheumatic fever?

What is acute rheumatic fever?

Several problems.: Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that occurs following a streptococcal infection, such as streptococcal pharyngitis or scarlet fever. Believed to be caused by antibody cross-reactivity that can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain, [1] the illness typically develops two to three weeks after a strep infection. Acute rheumatic fever commonly appears in children between 6-15 yrs old. ...Read more

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How does rocky mountain spotted fever spread?

How does rocky mountain spotted fever spread?

By a tick bite: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read more

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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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Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. ...Read more

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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

Viral infection: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious complic ...Read more

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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

Chikungunya: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious complications can sometimes occur. Death from Chikungunya is rare. ...Read more

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What to do if there is bodyache after got rid of chikungunya fever ?which medicines or oil we should intake or any home remedies

What to do if there is bodyache after got rid of chikungunya fever
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Pain: Sometimes body pain may persist for many months. Try anti-inflammatories. Steroids can be considered and a specialist may prescribe other medications for persistent pain. Botanical oils are not as good as DEET or picaridin. Minimize mosquito exposure. ...Read more

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Chikungunya fever,rash,muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days,but i have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts,my mom deliever theSame,Help?

Chikungunya fever,rash,muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days,but i have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts,my mom deliever theSame,Help?

Chikungunya fever: Most post disease symptoms seem to be related to joint pain or arthritis. The lymph node you have sounds small and may be normal. See your doctor for an exam and any follow up tests you should have. ...Read more

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Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender, hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender,  hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

So sad: The symptoms that you describe are typical and usually last for about 2-12 days. unfortunately for some the articular pain may last much longer. The only treatment is symptomatic such as Ibuprofen with food in your stomach per directions. Do not use aspirin. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

Chikungunya virus: Sudden onset of high fever then joint pain and then rash occurring 2-5 days after onset of symptoms. Eye symptoms and GI problems can occur. There is no specific treatment but supportive care. All the best and I hope this hasn't affected you. ...Read more

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I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

Travel history?: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious > ...Read more

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What things make chikungunya more likely?

What things make chikungunya more likely?

Mosquitos: This illness is caused by mosquito bites from infected insects. The mosq. Is usually fornd in tanzania and other parts of africa. It is rarely fateal and symptoms such as fever or joint pain are treated as they come. Prevention of mosq bites in infected areas such as bug spray is the best prevention. ...Read more

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If chikungunya is contracted will it lead to immunity afterwards?

If chikungunya is contracted will it lead to immunity afterwards?

Yes, they say.: According to the WHO it does. I hope that the chikungunya virus agrees with them. Despite the so-called immunity, however, symptoms can last a very long time (they say it's from a chronic infection, so that would mean that the immunity is not complete). If you have it, I hope you get better real soon. ...Read more

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What happens if pregnant women catches chikungunya?

What happens if pregnant women catches chikungunya?

Not different : The only information i could find suggests that there is no change in pregnancy outcomes. ...Read more

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What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

Chikungunya Virus: See: article “Structural proteins of Chikungunya virus” at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC254427/ ...Read more

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Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

A viral illness...: ...Spread by mosquitos. Most common symptoms are fever, joint pain, and general malaise. Since it is a virus there is no definitive treatment other than bedrest. Some doctors advise tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the fever, while others say it has no effect. Children typically recover within one to two weeks. ...Read more

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I have chikungunya and a swelling nude in the left buttock is that common?

I have chikungunya and a swelling nude in the left buttock is that common?

Not chikungunya: This is totally unrelated to chikungunya and is a separate problem. It's a bit hard to tell from the pic but it could be a 'Staph boil' or possibly an STD if you've been having unsafe sex. Sometimes the condom doesn't cover the 'whole area' so what's not covered could, in theory, get infected. Best to get a doc to see it and CULTURE that so you know exactly what it is, and therefore the best Rx. ...Read more

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How is the chikungunya virus transmitted by mosquitoes and how long until symptoms show?

How is the chikungunya virus transmitted by mosquitoes and how long until symptoms show?

Human reservoir : Humans and monkeys are the reservoir --or holding cell for the chikungunya virus. The mosquito bites an infected person and thus infects the next person down the line (if i understand what you are asking) non human primates also carry the virus. Mosquitoes are just the hapless postal carriers so to speak in this illness. Incubation is usually 2-3 days but can vary from 1-12 days. ...Read more

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Is chikungunya contagious??? Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??

Is chikungunya contagious???  Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??

Mosquito transmitted: Chikumgunya is a virus which causes a febrile illness lasting two to five days followed by a longer period of joint pain. It is transmitted by two species of mosquitos. The virus survives in the reservoir of monkeys, birds, cattle & rodents. It does not seem to spread from person to person. The most effective prevention is protection from mosquitoes & mosquito control. ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

RNA virus: Chikungunya belongs to family Togaviridae & genus Alphavirus. It is an RNA virus. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of chikungunya bad?

YES: Chikungunya is caused by a togavirus virus that is transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito. It can cause a debilitating illness, most often characterized by fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, rash, and joint pain. ...Read more

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Chikungunya (Definition)

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Fever (Definition)

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