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How Often Does Chicken Pox Lead To Respiratory Failure
Around 40%: Varicella (chicken pox) pneumonia is rare, but has been cited to occur in about 1 in 400 adults with varicella infection. Of those patients that develop varicella pneumonia, approximately 40% may develop respiratory failure. Although respiratory failure is a significant cause of mortality in varicella infection, the majority of patients do recover. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Not connected : In the intensive care unit where i practice, respiratory failure and papilledema can occur in the same situation but one does not cause the other. I can think of situations such as high blood pressure emergency causing both, or trauma situation, or meningitis etc. This is typically a very dire situation where danger of dying or remaining handicapped for the rest of one's life is quite high. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Viruses and Kidneys: I have spent a great deal of time researching your question. Hepatitis, hiv, hanta, ebstein-barr, west nile, b-k, and herpes varicella zoster viruses can all affect the kidney. The only one that has chickenpox-like symptoms is zoster though many of the others can have rashes but not vesicles like chickenpox. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more
Nerve activity: It causes a potent stimulus of your "parasympathetic" nevrous system, those nerves that cause constriction of the airways and secretion of sliva and mucus. It can lead to respiratory symptoms similar to asthma and severe bronchoconstriction, increased secretions, salivation and a rapid heart rate. ...Read more
Hours to days: Pneumonia can cause respiratory distress in a matter of hours to days. Some cases of pneumonia can be very mild and might not cause significant respiratory symptoms even if untreated. Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can occur due to any number of conditions, pneumonia is just one of them. It can happen within minutes or hours of the trigger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long would untreated pneumonia take to turn into acute respiratory distress syndrome, and then on to death?
Status asthmaticus and respiratory failure. How long can someone be in this state before brain damage occurs?
How come people with chicken pox can get shingles but normal people can't, and does that mean it could be bad to get vaccines?
So shingles is: actually a reinfection of chickenpox. Which means if you didn't contract the chicken pox virus, then you won't have the virus in your body to attack and lead to shingles. If you have never had the chicken pox virus you can get the vaccine to prevent it. If you had the ckicken pox, then you can get the shingles vaccine which reduces (not eliminates) your risk of getting shingles. Hope that helps ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Every person unique: I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. ...Read more
How long does someone in a state of asthmaticus and respiratory failure have before brain damage occurs?
Depends...: The answer depends on the person's oxygen level during the episode. If the oxygen level is maintained, then the brain will be undamaged. Whether or not brain damage occurs depends on how low the oxygen level in the blood becomes; the lower the oxygen level, the less time it takes for brain damage to occur. The time can be measured in minutes if there is little to no oxygen getting to the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a person have to live when diagnosed with severe liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy?
Unlikely: Since exposure chicken pox, the virus is already replicating days before pox are noted. This is ample time for a person's immunity to start making antibodies. Recurrence of cp is more likely to be based on an individual's innate immunity when they first acquire the infection and later health. Rx needs to be started in 24 hours after pox appear, and important if newborn or other health issue. ...Read more
Well chicken pox: Affects all organs. I do not know that it might cause renal failure on its own. But say you had borderline function already and then you got the virus. It is possible it would tip you over.... Many cases of renal failure are borderline with some other incidental mild nephrotoxity i would ask a nephrologist. ...Read more
Bad complication: Death from appendicitis is extremely rare in the modern era. With good surgical treatment and potent antibiotics, most patient recover just fine. However, if the diagnosis is delayed, patient suffers from significant systemic illness, allergic to the appropriate antibiotic, has resistant infection that lead to severe sepsis, death is an unfortunate complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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