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Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.

Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.

Biliary obstruction: On a theoretical basis if one had hemorrhagic fever due to dengue virus you could precipitate hemoglobin in the biliary radicals. Cannot imagine how anaphylactic shock would effect this. You need to discuss this at length with the doctors managing your condition. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Definition of the word may have come from swahili "ka-dinga pepo", meaning cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit. Dengue or breakbone fever 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, shaking chills, & rash. Repeat illness dangerous. 50% of world population at risk as ...Read more


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What is dengue?

What is dengue?

Tropical infection : Dengue is a febrile illness caused by a virus. This is a mosquito borne illness that is contracted while traveling to tropical climates. It is usually self limited, however can be very severe in someone who has been previously infected. Diagnosis can be confirmed with a blood test. Treatment is primarily supportive. ...Read more

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Can dengue return?

Can dengue return?

Reinfection: There are numerous strains of dengue virus and reinfections occur with regularity. Second or more infections with this virus can be increasingly severe producing hemolytic anemia and dengue shock syndrome with devastating consequences. Stay safe. ...Read more

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How to cure dengue?

How to cure dengue?

Dengue treatment : There is no cure for dengue- only what we call supportive treatment. That means, if necessary, the patient can be placed in the hospital and given IV fluids, pain medications and continuous monitoring until they get better. Good to avoid mosquito bites - esp now that it's rainy season there. ...Read more

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How dengue attack human ?

Dengue: dengue fever, as it know abroad usually presents with systemic high fevers, sweats, emesis, diarrhea. There is protection if traveling in dengue-infested areas with vaccine. ...Read more

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How long does dengue last?

Dengue Fever: Most often dengue acute sx last 7 to10 days. Usually there is full recovery within a month. If you had dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome recovery can be longer depending on complications. ...Read more

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What are the satges of dengue?

What are the satges of dengue?

Dengue...: Dengue infected patients are either asymptomatic or they have one of three clinical presentations: undifferentiated fever; dengue fever with or without hemorrhage; or dengue hemorrhagic fever (dengue shock syndrome). There are three phases of dengue hemorrhagic fever: the febrile phase, the critical (plasma leak) phase, and the convalescent (reabsorption) phase. ...Read more

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Can 2nd time dengue cause death?

Sometimes, yes: Initial infection with dengue fever usually is mild and clears up in a week or two. However, the body's immune system sometimes overreacts to a second dengue infection, with high fever and a number of possible complications, such as kidney failure and even death. Sometimes an initial infection is mild and not diagnosed or even noticed, so that some apparent first infections also can be severe. ...Read more

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I am 39.It possible to have a dengue?

I am 39.It possible to have a dengue?

Yes: Dengue is an infection spread by mosquitoes. Age doesn't matter. Anyone who is exposed can get it. If you are in area with dengue, make sure to wear insect repellent with deet, use mosquito nets around your bed at night, preferably wear long sleeves and pants (can be light weight and light colored), and check your skin daily for bites and for any symptoms of illness. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more