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Does Uri Other Viral Illness Cause Urticaria
None long-term: Real viral meningitis may be excruciating but it is unlikely to cause damage long-term. Herpes encephalitis is a viral disease of the brain rather than the meninges. Remember that vascular syphilis can masquerade as viral meningitis, as can cryptococcus, and a herpes 2 infection can produce a recurrent viral-type meningitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to tell: The information provided is not enough to to determine anything. A complete test information might be helpful but better off - your history of what's going on combined with the blood test. ...Read more
Can chronic viral infections cause low complement C3 levels? If so, which chronic viruses do this?
Complement: Typically not. Complement is activated and responsive to bacteria, fungi and some immune complexes. Viruses do not typically have any affect on complement levels other than an acute phase reactant that can boost levels. Chronic hep c infections have been shown to suppress total complement and c4 levels, but that is prior to treatment. ...Read more
Can herpes (several times chickenpox, livelong cold sores, illness from cytomegalo virus) be the cause of chronic fatique? Should adrenals be checked?
Chronic fatigue: The causes of chonic fatigue syndrome (there may be more than one) are unknown. At times the various herpes group viruses (HSV, EBV, CMV, and others) have been suspected, but there is no good evidence for any of them. Just beeling fatigued isn't enough for a diagnosis of CFS. Adrenal insufficiency could cause similar symptoms but is rare unless you have had tuberculosis. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: There is no good evidence that the change in season itself is causative of infection. ...Read more
Possibly: Cellulitis may extend beyond the boundries of the skin either into underlying tissues and create fasciitis, myositis, osteomyelitis, etc. The organisms can also enter the blood stream and create sepsis. You may also be seeing cutaneous manifestations of a systemic illness rather than just a skin infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can illness like meningitis affect immune system to the point that latent viruses get reactivated and cause physical symptoms or disorders?
Meningitis immune: Could do it. Discuss with your Drs. ...Read more
Many: Epstein barr virus (mononucleosis), cocksakie a & b, adenovirus, . ...Read more
Lassa Fever: Incubation period is 6 to 21 days.Sx's are mild in 80% of cases. Mild cases- low fever, headache, conjunctivitis, weakness & malaise. In more severe cases sx's may include– nausea, bloody emesis or diarrhea, sore throat, bleeding of gums, eyes, nose, hearing loss, tremors, facial swelling, difficulty swallowing, pain of abdomen, chest and back, cough, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, low ...Read more
How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.
Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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