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Doctor insights on: Lifestyle Factors Affecting Dengue Fever

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Dengue Fever (Definition)

Also known as breakbone fever, this is a viral, flu-like illness spread ...Read more


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Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

Can dengue fever affect your cycle?

If you have severe: Dengue fever - it would be more likely, then with a mild case. ...Read more

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Viral fever medicenes , symptoms and preventions?

Viral fever medicenes , symptoms and preventions?

Antivirals: There are antiviral medications available for some forms of infection. Hepatitis b and c, HIV disease, influenza, herpes simplex and several others. For the average common cold there is nothing but symptomatic relief available. Take Acetaminophen (tylenol), decongestants, etc. There are many otc products and your friendly pharmacist will be happy to guide you to the best. ...Read more

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Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.

Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/Symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. FH of JRA & Lupus.

Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis ...Read more

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How is BP affected from dengue hemorrhagic fever?

How is BP affected from dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Low: Usually hypotensive with acute phase and variable otherwise. ...Read more

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What role do health departments play in mitigating the spread of contagious disease, such as hiv?

What role do health departments play in mitigating the spread of contagious disease, such as hiv?

Work to reduce : The transmission of hiv, through outreach, and education and treatment of segments of the population most at risk for getting infected, or spreading the disease. Educate to prevent infection, including needle exchange programs, access to condoms, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Is yellow fever genetically related disease?

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Is yellow fever genetically related disease?

Yellow fever : Yellow fever is an infection caused by a virus . Virus is transmitted to people by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Illness can range from self limited fever to severe liver disease with bleeding. ...Read more

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Hx of crohns, kidney failure, enlarged liver-14cm, skin issues, ^ in alt,ast,crp, extreme fatigue for 10yrs and unexplained fevers. maybe lupus?

Hx of crohns, kidney failure, enlarged liver-14cm, skin issues, ^ in alt,ast,crp, extreme fatigue for 10yrs and unexplained fevers. maybe lupus?

? Uncontrolled Crohn: Uncontrolled Crohn's can cause all this, either directly or indirectly, kindly revisit your Gastroenterologist for re-evaluation before considering other diagnosis, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Chf of unknown ethi & ef @ 10% no other med conditions. No recent viral infection. Any advice as for cause and chances of full recovery? 41 yo male

Chf of unknown ethi & ef @ 10% no other med conditions. No recent viral infection. Any advice as for cause and chances of full recovery? 41 yo male

Idiopathic: Check for chagas. Most often no etiology is found. There is hope for recover if transient myocarditis. You must take medications which inculde Coreg (carvedilol) and ace/arb. Coenzyme q10 400 mg per day naturally might help. Start a gentle doctor prescribed exercise program- very gentle. Keep the spirits high. Hopefully whatever caused it will reverse. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for catching west nile encephalitis?

What are the risk factors for catching west nile encephalitis?

Mosquito bite: West nile occurs in epidemics, usually during summer, and seems to afflict humans and horses most often. Carried by mosquitoes and these bites infect the victim. ...Read more

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Will A serious auto immune disease affecting the entire body cause elevated ESR & CRP ??

Will A serious auto immune disease affecting the entire body cause elevated ESR & CRP ??

Not necessarily : These labs are unreliable in any case, and are only one small part of a work up. The real question is, "How do you feel?" A serious systemic autoimmune disease such as lupus, Wegener's, scleroderma or dermatitis iris has you suffering from obvious physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Are your kidneys affected by dengue fever?

Are your kidneys affected by dengue fever?

Yes: It is extremely common for renal complications to be part of the signs and symptoms of dengue fever. ...Read more

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How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

How can chikungunya infection complicate pre exisiting lupus, over -active thyroid and coronary arythmia?

Chikungunya: This and any infection can complicate pre-existing conditions. You should talk to an infectious disease doctor and let your doctor know. You may also need to see other specialist but start with ID doctor. ...Read more

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In adult male with chronic elevation in antiphosphlipid antibodies but no clotting event, is splenomegaly & fluctuating thromocytopenia common?

In adult male with chronic elevation in antiphosphlipid antibodies but no clotting event, is splenomegaly  & fluctuating thromocytopenia common?

Thrombocytopenia yes: Thrombocytopenia is not uncommon and this can be improved by aspirin. The spleen may suggest somthing else and I would recommend an evalution on this to becertain.Your physician can better put this into perspective ...Read more

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Who is most affected by dengue fever (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Who is most affected by dengue fever (sex, ethnicity, age, etc)?

Location is issue.: Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. See: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology/ ...Read more

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Is there any relations between otoimmune disease and familial mediterranean fever?

Is there any relations between otoimmune disease and familial mediterranean fever?

No, but...: They mimic each other, since both are prone to cause serositis unexpectedly. The most important thing to know about fmf -- if you actually have it -- is to comply with your treatment even if you do not feel sick. It will make you much less likely to get amyloidosis, which is a miserable way to go. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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