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Medicine 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
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
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
SHFV vs Ebola: Simian hemorrhagic fever virus (SHFV) comes from the arterividae family of viruses. Ebola virus (EV) is in the Filoviridae family. Patas, red-tailed guenons & red colobus monkeys are believed to be the natural host for SHFV. It is very pathogenic to simians but has not been linked to human disease. EV has led to many deaths in humans. Both are viruses that cause high fevers and hemorrhaging. ...Read more
Ebola : Ebola virus disease (EVD) = Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). Ebola is the infecting virus. ...Read more
Are you kidding?: There is no way we can discuss pathophysiology in the short space allotted. People with homework assignments should go to the library or do their own web searches. We're here to answer clinical questions. ...Read more
Dengue Fever: Hemorrhagic fever is the most serious manifestation of dengue fever. It can lead to circulatory failure and shock. In it there's a plasma leakage syndrome with increased vascular permeability, platelet count less than 100, 000, fever lasing 2-7 days, and spontaneous bleeding with microvascular fragility. There may be small bruises (petechiae) in the skin all the way to profuse bleeding. ...Read more
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
If I have had dengue fever before, should I avoid traveling to countries with prevalent dengue as a rule to avoid hemorrhagic fever?
Yes: Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. Recovery from infection by one provides lifelong immunity against that particular serotype. However, cross-immunity to the other serotypes after recovery is only partial and temporary. Subsequent infections by other serotypes increase the risk of developing severe dengue. ...Read more
Dengue: There are many mechanisms by which this could occur, including severe anemia induced by the intravascular hemolysis, renal failure, vascular collapse, dehydration and other mechanisms. You need to get a medical education to understand this fully, and don't think that this is place in which to obtain that. Good luck. ...Read more
American Red Cross:
recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/faq.html ...Read more
Depends: If there is sepsis, the oxygen goes down and there could be acidosis (low ph). Otherwise, the carrying capacity of oxygen goes down due to lysis of cells but the oxygen seen, the saturation, may be the same. If there is fever, a person breaths faster and the ph goes up and co2 goes down. In short, there is nothing specific attributable to dengue fever in abg. ...Read more
No: Dengue hemorrhagic fever is caused by one of four different dengue viruses and it is transmitted by mosquitoes. The cause of kawasaki disease remains unknown. The symptoms and course of the diseases is also very different. ...Read more
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
Is it normal having higher blood pressure after platelet transfusion caused by hemorrhagic fever? My BP is now 140/80. Which I never had, it is usually 110/80
Hemorrhagic Fevers: Hemorrhagic Fevers can cause bleeding from multiple sites. There may be blood in vomit & stool as well as bleeding from eyes, ears, nose & mouth. Examples include: Marburg hemorrhagic fever, Dengue, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Ebola, Argentine hemorrhagic fever, Yellow Fever, Rift Valley Fever, Hantaan hemorrhagic fever,Omsk hemorrhagic fever & Kyasanur forest disease. ...Read more
By yourself...: In many cases, we don't have medication to kill the viruses that can cause hemorrhagic fevers. Anecdotally, people have used iv-ig, but in general, your immune system has to do the brunt of the work. As physicians, we can pretty much help with supportive management only. ...Read more
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
I had a surgical abortion 4 days ago a fever yesterday of a 100.3 & blood cots the size of a quarter the next day with heavy bleeding what's wrong?
A few ideas: I'm not so concerned that you had blood clots the size of a quarter, as these can be normal following a surgical abortion. Sometimes a low grade fever is also normal. Did your surgeon give you some Doxycycline to take following abortion? That is best. If fever is gone, you're likely not infected, but keep eye on temperature. Motrin can help as well. ...Read more
My period came early heavy bleeding and its been 3 days I have a slight fever and feel nauseous what should I do?
Check with your Dr.: If you have a fever (meaning you've taken your temperature and it's greater than 100.4) i would see a physician. If you just feel kinda achey, then maybe wait and see. Sometimes a period alone can bring on the symptoms you describe thanks to prostaglandins which rise before and during our menstrual cycle. Try some Ibuprofen as well, if you haven't already, that may help with your symptoms. ...Read more
How does thrompocytopenia result in Hemorrhage?.. Whats the Main role of plateles that gets hampered due to dengue fever?
Platelets are the first line of defense in plugging any hole in a blood vessel. Microscopic holes happen with natural activity. Lack of platelets allows bleeding. Thrombocytopeina in Dengue occurs to due a combination of issues. You may consult this site for information.
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/dengue/012-23.pdf ...Read more
Yellowish bloody discharges with fishy smells and bad cramps 4 days after d&c. No heavy bleeding or fever. Should i be worried about this?
1st period after d&c/hysteroscopy/polypectomy. 7 days of on an off heavy bleeding 4 more days of spotting lightly. IS THIS NORMAL? No pain, fever,odor
Can happen: Bleeding after the above procedure is variable, can last days, so what is your describe is not unusual. ...Read more