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How common of a complication is sepsis with rocky mountain fever?

How common of a complication is sepsis with rocky mountain fever?

Uncertain how common: Information on the approximate percentage of rocky mountain spotted fever patients who get sepsis is hard to find. Nowadays, with antibiotic treatment, the rmsf fatality rate is 4%. A rough guess on the percentage with sepsis could be 20%-25%. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of rheumatic fever bad?

Are the symptoms of rheumatic fever bad?

They could be: Particularly the ones related to joint swelling and inflammation. It is not unusual for the "arthritic" symptoms to be severe enough to prevent you form bearing weight and even walking. Other symptoms occurring several months later on (chorea) may also be debilitating by producing uncontrolled involuntary movements. ...Read more

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What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

What causes chorea of rheumatic fever?

Chorea: Rheumatic fever is a form of auto-immune reaction of the body to substances contained in the strep which are similar to those in some of our tissues, and the body reacts against those areas, confusing them with the strep. The central nervous system is not exempt from this and chorea is one manifestation of this type of involvement. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ross river fever?

What are the symptoms of ross river fever?

Ross River Fever Sxs: Ross River Virus is a Alphavirus that can be transmitted by mosquitoes in areas like Australia & Papua New Guinea & is the cause of Ross River Fever. Sx's may include: fever, chills, headache, fatigue, weakness, drop in appetite, pain, muscle pain, stiffness & swelling of joints (esp. knees, ankles, fingers, toes & wrists) as well as a rash (small red dots on trunk & extremities). Usually > ...Read more

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How many cases of scarlet fever are there? How many cases of scarlet fever are reported in america each year? .

How many cases of scarlet fever are there? How many cases of scarlet fever are reported in america each year?

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Not uncommon: Scarlet fever affects a subset of strep a infections when the strain produces the extra chemical that produces the rash. It is so common & prevalent within & outside the us that reporting is neither required or relevant. ...Read more

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What are the dermatological side effects of dengue fever?

What are the dermatological side effects of dengue fever?

Sequential : The first rash appears 2-5 days after the fever begins & appears on trunk, face, & out to limbs. Fever may sweep back again days later & a second rash appears on arms/legs & can cover the entire body except the face. Palms and soles may be bright red & swollen. This 2nd rash often itches terribly and peels. Patients can experience temporary hair loss as well. ...Read more

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Are there any cases of domestic (u.S.) dengue fever?

Are there any cases of domestic (u.S.) dengue fever?

Yes: It occurs occasionally in the U.S. - especially south florida and puerto rico. You can follow current surveillance about dengue from the cdc. http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/. ...Read more

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Scarlet fever type rash-negative for strep.Fatigue, headaches, loss of appetite w/seemingly no other symptoms.No fever.MD said good luck...help!

Scarlet fever type rash-negative for strep.Fatigue, headaches, loss of appetite w/seemingly no other symptoms.No fever.MD said good luck...help!

Infectious Disease: This could be any of a dozen or more syndromes that could be thought of. You should find an infectious diseases specialist and let them thoroughly evaluate you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Early symptoms of dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Many people who are infected w/ Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However, more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with the swine flu vaccine?

Can you please list the risks associated with the swine flu vaccine?

Safe to use: Swine flu is related to the strain that caused a world wide pandemic, felt to be the precurser of parkinson's disease in those infected. In more recent times, swine flu vaccine was associated with paralysis and in rare cased death. The current vaccines have not been associated with these problems. Vaccine can prevent swine flu or make the course less severe. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is the symptoms of dengue fever in infants ?

Dental experts! what is the symptoms of dengue fever in infants ?

Dengue fever: Dengue in infants and toddlers usually starts with the symptoms of a viral illness: high fever or temperature; runny nose; cough; a mild skin rash. If you live in an endemic area, then best to have a child tested as these symptoms can be like any viral illness.... (and I am not a dental expert). ...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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What are the complications of Avian Flu?

What are the complications of Avian Flu?

Avian Flu: Complications can include pneumonia, respiratory failure, as well as renal & cardiac complications. It has been lethal in > 50% of infected people. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fevers bad?

Are the symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fevers bad?

Yes: Specific symptoms vary by the type of vhf, but symptoms often include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and exhaustion. Patients with severe cases of vhf often show signs of bleeding under the skin, in internal organs, or from body orifices like the mouth, eyes, or ears. Severe cases also cause any organ to fail, with shock, coma, and death. ...Read more

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What are the complications of CMV virus?

What are the complications of CMV virus?

Varies.: Most people have been in contact with CMV, but only people with weakened immune systems tend to get seriously ill with it. One of the most serious complications is pneumonia followed by encephalitis. There can be serious problems if the virus is contracted by pregnant women. ...Read more

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What are the complications of food borne illnesses?

What are the complications of food borne illnesses?

Vomit/Diarrhea: Usually food borne illnesses cause vomiting or diarrhea, but it really depends on the infection type. Food borne illnesses can be caused by bacteria, parasites, some viruses, and toxins produced by bacteria and molds. The symptoms will be a little different with each one. Some ca be deadly other just unpleasant. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of scarlet fever in a child?

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What are symptoms of scarlet fever in a child?

Fever, sore throat &: Scarlet fever is most often seen in school age children. They present with fever, sore throat, and red morbilliform rash (feels like sand paper). Strawberry tongue and mild abdominal pain are also common. ...Read more

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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

Viral infection: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious complic ...Read more

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What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

What is chikungunya fever & what are its symptoms?

Chikungunya: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious complications can sometimes occur. Death from Chikungunya is rare. ...Read more

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What to do if there is bodyache after got rid of chikungunya fever ?which medicines or oil we should intake or any home remedies

What to do if there is bodyache after got rid of chikungunya fever
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Pain: Sometimes body pain may persist for many months. Try anti-inflammatories. Steroids can be considered and a specialist may prescribe other medications for persistent pain. Botanical oils are not as good as DEET or picaridin. Minimize mosquito exposure. ...Read more

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Chikungunya fever,rash,muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days,but i have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts,my mom deliever theSame,Help?

Chikungunya fever,rash,muscle swell and bones itsGone bybfar of 3days,but i have a little lymph nude on groin that hurts,my mom deliever theSame,Help?

Chikungunya fever: Most post disease symptoms seem to be related to joint pain or arthritis. The lymph node you have sounds small and may be normal. See your doctor for an exam and any follow up tests you should have. ...Read more

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Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender, hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

Have Chikungunya. Fever's broken, body aches as well 3 days in. My throat however burns slightly as if tender,  hard to swallow. Thoughts? On Tylenol (acetaminophen).

So sad: The symptoms that you describe are typical and usually last for about 2-12 days. unfortunately for some the articular pain may last much longer. The only treatment is symptomatic such as Ibuprofen with food in your stomach per directions. Do not use aspirin. ...Read more

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What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

What is the first symptom of chikungunya usually? At what point does rash occur? I had dengue and fever was first, sudden.

Chikungunya virus: Sudden onset of high fever then joint pain and then rash occurring 2-5 days after onset of symptoms. Eye symptoms and GI problems can occur. There is no specific treatment but supportive care. All the best and I hope this hasn't affected you. ...Read more

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I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

I think i have chikungunya"because i was ok ,but in amoment a rash appeal,fever,muscles aches,bones artritis andhunger is gone,the same simtom of fam?

Travel history?: Chikungunya is a virus that is primarily transmitted to humans via the bite of infected mosquitoes. There have been outbreaks in Asia, Africa, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Europe & the Caribbean. As of 2014 there have been no outbreaks in the continental United States. Symptoms include fever, pain of multiple joints, muscle pain,nausea, vomiting, rash, headache & conjunctivitis. Serious > ...Read more

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Do lots of people get chikungunya, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get chikungunya, or is it unusual?

Lots of people...: ...In southern asia and sub-saharan africa. In the rest of the world, it is unusual. ...Read more

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I suspect there may be a relation between tsunami and chikungunya?

You may be right.: "surge of outbreaks in the islands have occurred at the end of 2004 and beginning 2005, after the Tsunami of December 2004. This could be simply a coincidence or perhaps linked to environmental changes after the Tsunami. " See: http://www.natureseychelles.org/~naturese/component/content/38-news/commentary/136-climate-change-and-chikungunya?Itemid=63 ...Read more

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What is the name of medicine which is suitable for chikungunya treatment.?

What is the name of medicine which is suitable for chikungunya treatment.?

Chikungunya: treatment is largely symptomatic in nature. There is no vaccine to prevent it & no specific treatment for it. Rest, hydration and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are recommended. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids ...Read more

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What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

What is the structure of the chikungunya virus?

Chikungunya Virus: See: article “Structural proteins of Chikungunya virus” at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC254427/ ...Read more

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Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

Cannot sleep. My child has chikungunya. What is that?

A viral illness...: ...Spread by mosquitos. Most common symptoms are fever, joint pain, and general malaise. Since it is a virus there is no definitive treatment other than bedrest. Some doctors advise tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for the fever, while others say it has no effect. Children typically recover within one to two weeks. ...Read more

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I have chikungunya and a swelling nude in the left buttock is that common?

I have chikungunya and a swelling nude in the left buttock is that common?

Not chikungunya: This is totally unrelated to chikungunya and is a separate problem. It's a bit hard to tell from the pic but it could be a 'Staph boil' or possibly an STD if you've been having unsafe sex. Sometimes the condom doesn't cover the 'whole area' so what's not covered could, in theory, get infected. Best to get a doc to see it and CULTURE that so you know exactly what it is, and therefore the best Rx. ...Read more

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How is the chikungunya virus transmitted by mosquitoes and how long until symptoms show?

How is the chikungunya virus transmitted by mosquitoes and how long until symptoms show?

Human reservoir : Humans and monkeys are the reservoir --or holding cell for the chikungunya virus. The mosquito bites an infected person and thus infects the next person down the line (if i understand what you are asking) non human primates also carry the virus. Mosquitoes are just the hapless postal carriers so to speak in this illness. Incubation is usually 2-3 days but can vary from 1-12 days. ...Read more

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Is chikungunya contagious??? Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??

Is chikungunya contagious???  Does it spread?? If yes how does it spread?? Does it spread from person to person??? How can that be prevented??

Mosquito transmitted: Chikumgunya is a virus which causes a febrile illness lasting two to five days followed by a longer period of joint pain. It is transmitted by two species of mosquitos. The virus survives in the reservoir of monkeys, birds, cattle & rodents. It does not seem to spread from person to person. The most effective prevention is protection from mosquitoes & mosquito control. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chikungunya rashes?

How can I get rid of chikungunya rashes?

Chikungunya: Rash is common w red patches w raised dots. Some potential skin issues that can occur w Chikyngunya include Erythema multiforme, Erythema nodosum, swelling & tenderness of hands & feet & bullous skin lesions. Some males have developed aphthous-like ulcers in the groin & some women have presented w vulvar ulcerations. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated with topical corticosteroids > ...Read more

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How can I reduce joint pain in chikungunya?

How can I reduce joint pain in chikungunya?

Chikungunya: Joint pains in Chikungunya can be severe. There is no specific therapy, however. Usually, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications are used. These should be taken with food, and for limited amount of time, and only if you are otherwise healthy and on no meds that may interact. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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