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What is the pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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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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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's the pathogenesis of dengue?

What's the pathogenesis of dengue?

Viral infection: Dengue is a mosquito borne virus infection. For more information consult this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dengue-fever/. ...Read more

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What is pathophysiology of typhoid fever?

What is pathophysiology of typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever ehow!: in a nutshell: bug in human feces (typhoid Mary) -- evades gut with less acid, taken up by M cells in the small gut.. causes diarrhea at times bloody (dysentery) and if bad --a hole in the bowel (needs surgery). Can go to lymphatics then blood stream, then macrophages (cells that chew bacteria) in liver/spleen/bone marrow -- back in blood/sepsis and quite ill or gallbladder (cholecysitis/carrier). ...Read more

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Difference between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

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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What is the pathogenesis of the west nile virus infection?

What is the pathogenesis of the west nile virus infection?

Brain virus: The flavivirus is carried by mosquitoes, often mutants that bite both birds and people. It usually produces no symptoms, less often a mild fever, 1% of the time affects the brain, with the virus entering and multiplying in brain cells sometimes with lasting damage. Until there is a vaccine, avoiding mosquitoes is safest. ...Read more

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Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas. ...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's the initial symptoms of typhoid fever?

What's the initial symptoms of typhoid fever?

Multiple: A gradual step-wise increase in fevers, often to as high as 105+, constipation, lassitude, malaise, shaking chills. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dengue fever?

What are symptoms of dengue fever?

Fever/pain/bleeding: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or boney pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; rash and signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...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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What is the difference between dengue fever and typhoid fever? Different viruses?

What is the difference between dengue fever and typhoid fever?  Different viruses?

No relation: Dengue is caused by a mosquito-borne virus (dengue virus). Typhoid fever is cause by a food-borne bacteria (salmonella typhi). They symptoms are also completely different. ...Read more

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Describe the features of break-bone (dengue) fever.?

Describe the features of break-bone (dengue) fever.?

Fever+head+limb pain: Denue fever is increasing world-wide. It is caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes. Some suffer headache, fever, and extreme body pain (as if your bones are broken). Sometimes the infection can go on to internal bleeding. Treat the symptoms with acetaminophen, rest, and plenty of fluids. A vaccine is in research trials, so for now preventing daytime mosquito bites is only way to prevent it. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of a west nile virus infection?

What are the presenting symptoms of a west nile virus infection?

Many have none: May present with fever, fatigue, body aches, skin rash on the trunk, enlarged lymph nodes and generalized sense of not feeling well. In about one in 150 patients develop neurological findings of meningitis/encephalitis, and this can be potentially devastating. ...Read more

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Diferential diagnosis between dengue fever and malaria.

Fever: If you are trying to differentiate dengue fever and malaria, check the fever. If it is periodic (comes an goes) especially if it comes every 12, 24 36 or 72 hours and lasts for a couple hours then resolves, it is probably malaria. If the fever comes and stays for a couple days then it is more likely dengue. ...Read more

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Malaria yellow fever and encephalitis are transmitted by the male mosquito?

Malaria yellow fever and encephalitis are transmitted by the male mosquito?

Female: My university days are near 40 years past but i remember at that time the disease vectors of which you speak are from the adult female of the species who require blood for their life cycle. ...Read more

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What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

What type of pathogen causes the chikungunya virus?

RNA virus: Chikungunya belongs to family Togaviridae & genus Alphavirus. It is an RNA virus. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dengue fever?

What are the causes of dengue fever?

One cause: It is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. In this part of the world, it is more prevalent in the south and caribbean. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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