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Can viral hemorrhagic fevers be cured?

Can viral hemorrhagic fevers be cured?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hemorrhagic Fever (Definition)

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, ...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 is the definition or description of: Viral hemorrhagic fevers?

What is the definition or description of: Viral hemorrhagic fevers?

VHF: Viral hemorrhagic fevers are infectious diseases that can cause a series of symptoms which may include high fever as well as bruising/ bleeding excessively. Dengue Fever and Ebola may both present as viral hemorrhoragic fevers. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for viral hemorrhagic fevers?

What is the treatment for viral hemorrhagic fevers?

VHF treatment: Most of the vhf infections are not specifically treatable although immune serum has been used especially in argentine vhf. Ribavirin is useful especially in lassa fever infection, an arenavirus and probably in other arenavirus vhfs. ...Read more

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How is simian hemorrhagic fever (shf) similar to and different from ebola?

How is simian hemorrhagic fever (shf) similar to and different from ebola?

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

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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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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 is treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

What is treatment for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Supportive care: "supportive care, " meaning there's no specific treatment against the virus. You focus on treating the complications of the illness until it resolves. This can require hospitalization, sometime in an intensive care unit. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Do hemorrhagic fevers make you bleed?

Do hemorrhagic fevers make you bleed?

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

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Is ebola hemorrhagic fever the same thing as the ebola virus?

Is ebola hemorrhagic fever the same thing as the ebola virus?

Ebola: Ebola virus disease (EVD) = Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). Ebola is the infecting virus. ...Read more

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Difference between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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

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If I have had dengue fever before, should I avoid traveling to countries with prevalent dengue as a rule to avoid hemorrhagic fever?

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

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What is the pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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

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Pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever, what is this?

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

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What are the tests for hemorrhagic fevers?

What are the tests for hemorrhagic fevers?

Blood tests: Usually blood and sputum tests done at a very special lab like cdc in atlanta are the best way to diagnose these very dangerous ailments. ...Read more

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How can dengue hemorrhagic fever cause low bp?

How can dengue hemorrhagic fever cause low bp?

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

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Can a person who had dengue hemorrhagic fever donate blood?

Can a person who had dengue hemorrhagic fever donate blood?

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

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What are the abg results of a patient with dengue hemorrhagic fever?

What are the abg results of a patient with dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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

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Is there a relation between kawasaki disease and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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

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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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I had dengue hemorrhagic fever 5 years ago & my lymph nodes swelled. Two have stayed swollen, squishy. Dr says it's normal, checked. How?

Residual inflammatio: This is possibly scarring which has lead to the non-painful and swollen lymph nodes. If you have had this examined, and feel confident with the answers you received, then this is something to simply watch. If they change in any way, they should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hi doc! What is the the medicine for viral fever?

Hi doc! What is the the medicine for viral fever?

Best to not lower!: Your body goes to a lot of trouble to create a fever to help fight infection- your white blood cells work better & microbes don't survive at high temperatures. Thus, lowering fever sabotages your immune system & prolongs infections. If you're absolutely miserable you can take acetaminophen but it's better to tough it out! See http://tinyurl. Com/pqw26te consider homeopathy: http://tinyurl. Com/pzombx2 ...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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Have low grade fever since 2 weeks now. Took blood test and doc says its viral. Gave no medicines. I'm tired and my food intake has reduced. Any home rem?

Have low grade fever since 2 weeks now. Took blood test and doc says its viral. Gave no medicines. I'm tired and my food intake has reduced. Any home rem?

Many, none I trust: If indeed your condition is due to a viral infection your immune system will eliminate the virus. There are countless home remedies, herbs and spices that reportedly help people recover from illness but I have no convincing evidence that they work. The best advice is to rest and let your immune system eliminate the infection. Get well soon. Http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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Why don't anti-viral drugs work on the flu and colds?

Why don't anti-viral drugs work on the flu and colds?

Antiviral medicatios: In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, (zanamivir) Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms of FLU to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. There are over 100 cold viruses that may mutate often. Colds are usually not severe. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (Definition)

Viral hemorrhagic fevers are infectious diseases that can cause a series of symptoms which may include high fever as well as bruising/ bleeding excessively. Dengue Fever and Ebola may both present ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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