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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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more


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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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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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What's thrombocytopenic purpura?

What's thrombocytopenic purpura?

There are 2 types: Of thrombocytopenic purpura. The idiopathic type is low platelets due to immune destruction (itp). The consumption of platelets be formation of miniclots in the small vessels is called thrombotic (ttp). ...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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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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Headaches and night fever. Low white count and elevated liver enzymes.Negative for: hepatitis, dengue, malaria, typhoid fever, negative blood cultures?

Headaches and night fever. Low white count and elevated liver enzymes.Negative for: hepatitis, dengue, malaria, typhoid fever, negative blood cultures?

More info needed: How high a temp? Any swollen glands? Any other lab abnormalities? Any drenching sweats or just light sweating? Why are you on cipro (ciprofloxacin)? How low is the wbc? ...Read more

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Itp - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, what is this?

Itp - idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, what is this?

ITP is just what...: It sounds like. It is characterized by bleeding, bruising (purpura) and petechiae that develop because of a low PLT count (aka thrombocytopenia), and where the specific trigger for thrombocytopenia is not known (idiopathic). We do know that in itp, the pt makes antibodies to auto-antigens found on the PLT surface (often pla-1) which mark them for destruction. This makes the PLT count low. ...Read more

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What illness causes fever, malaise, inflamed tonsils, elevated sgot, and sgpt?

What illness causes fever, malaise, inflamed tonsils, elevated sgot, and sgpt?

Rule out mono: This sounds like infectious mononucleosis -- epstein-barr, cmv, toxoplasmosis or -- if you are at risk -- acute hiv, a medical emergency. Your physician knows how to rule in or out drug allergy, the other important situation; or you may have a strep throat and some reason to have elevated sgot/sgpt, especially if you drink or are not a fitness buff. ...Read more

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Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Difference between idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura?

The are completely: Different. Itp is the autoimmune destruction of platelets and is managed with immunosuppression - the first line is usually prednisone. Ttp is the microvascular consumption of platelets (small clots). This can be associated with anemia, renal failure, ha and fever. It is a medical emergency and is managed with plasma exchange. ...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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Why does your platelet count fall in dengue fever?

Why does your platelet count fall in dengue fever?

Marrow + destruction: It is suggested that dengue fever may involve the bone marrow and cause suppression of new platelet formation. Another theory is that there is increased destruction of platelets due to an immunologic mechanism. ...Read more

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Pediatrics. IGM0.43 WBC4.1 RBC3.60 PLATELETS120 MCV107.0 MCH34.5 NEUTROPHIL0.66 MONOCYTE0.04 BRUISING EASY does this indicate MDS or APLASTIC AMENIA?

Pediatrics. IGM0.43 WBC4.1 RBC3.60 PLATELETS120 MCV107.0 MCH34.5 NEUTROPHIL0.66 MONOCYTE0.04 BRUISING EASY does this indicate MDS or APLASTIC AMENIA?

Easy bruise: These results do not point to an aplastic condition because there is normal WBC count and adequate platelets. They should have done labs for bleeding diathesis such as Prothrombin time(PT/INR) and Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) as well as possible blood clotting factor levels. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Autoimmune disease: Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Persons with the disease have too few platelets in the blood. Check this site: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001562/. ...Read more

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Chriari, joint pain, high platelets, potassium, and wbc, severe anemia, extreme fatigue, fever, chronic sore throat. High neutriophil?

Chriari, joint pain, high platelets, potassium, and wbc, severe anemia, extreme  fatigue, fever, chronic sore throat. High neutriophil?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds quite severe. Platelets are increased by anything stimulating the bone marrow. This can be caused by infection, autoimmune diseases, leukemia, and other conditions. If you are severely anemic and taking nsaids like Naproxen you should stop until sure you are not bleeding. You really should seek medical care immediately. Hope you are better soon. ...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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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, wha tis this?

Platelets destroyed: ITP is a bruising disease where your platelets are destroyed for an unknown reason and it causes you to bleed. This oversimplified but a complicated answer won't fit in 400 characters. ...Read more

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Is rheumatic fever something like sepsis?

Is rheumatic fever something like sepsis?

Autoimmune: Rheumatic fever is a sequels of untreated streptococcal throat infection. Body produces antibodies to the bacteria which can attack joints and heart valves as they share some protein structures with the bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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