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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hemorrhagic Fever (Overview)

Hemorrhagic fever is a condition in which a person has an infection causing fever, bleeding into the skin, internal bleeding, dropping blood pressure, shock, and death. These viral infections (usually found in tropical climates) include dengue fever, Ebola, and yellow fever.


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What are the tests for hemorrhagic fever?

What are the tests for hemorrhagic fever?

Hemorrhagic fever: The viral hemorrhagic fever viruses come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are generally endemic to a fairly localized area of the world. Antibody tests may not be positive early so that for, as an example, ebola virus using the electron microscope can visualize the virus in blood or tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
133 doctors shared insights

Hemorrhagic Fever (Overview)

Hemorrhagic fever is a condition in which a person has an infection causing fever, bleeding into the skin, internal bleeding, dropping blood pressure, shock, and death. These viral infections (usually found in tropical climates) include dengue fever, Ebola, and yellow fever.


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How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

Good question: I don't think the exact mechanism is known, but the body's immune response to the virus is responsible for most of the symptoms, . Including the "bone-breaking" pain. In the hemorrhagic fever form, the prior exposure has already created antibodies against the virus and their levels are higher, leading to the bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fevers is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doctor if your fever is higher than 102 for more than 2 days
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What are the symptoms of hemorrhagic fever?

What are the symptoms of hemorrhagic fever?

Multiple disorders: Infection with a wide variety of viruses can cause hemorrhagic fever. There is fever, and hemorrhages and depending on the virus other symptoms may include server muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, photophobia, severe headaches and severe cases alterations in mental status. ...Read more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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What is the treatment for hemorrhagic fever?

What is the treatment for hemorrhagic fever?

Difficult: Usually hemorrhagic fever infections are very dangerous with over 90% mortality-such as ebola virus- for example. Usually isolation and intense supportive care is all that can be done. Often, sadly, this doesn't work and the patient usually dies. There are really no great effective treatments for these diseases at this time. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hemorrhagic fever?

Hemorrhagic fever: The viral hemorrhagic fever viruses come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are generally endemic to a fairly localized area of the world. Antibody tests may not be positive early so that for, as an example, ebola virus using the electron microscope can visualize the virus in blood or tissue. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemorrhagic fever?

Multiple disorders: Infection with a wide variety of viruses can cause hemorrhagic fever. There is fever, and hemorrhages and depending on the virus other symptoms may include server muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, photophobia, severe headaches and severe cases alterations in mental status. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more