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Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers In Children
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
So many reasons: There may be so many reasons why your child has a fever. Is your child tugging at the ear? Does your child look sick? Is your child active? Your child can have a viral or a bacterial infection. There may be an ear infection, a urinary infection, etc. You should have your child evaluated by a physican. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: He probably gave you antibiotics to avoid a secondary infection or misdiagnosed your symptoms. ...Read more
Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
Viral Exanthum : The level of contagion drops significantly once a child has been fever free without medications for 24 hours. Viral rashes often take much longer to resolve but should not prohibit school or daycare attendance. An exception would be chickenpox, which should be considered contagious until all lesions are scanned and dry. ...Read more
How long can a fever last in a toddler with a viral illness? It comes and goes. Fever began 3 days ago.
Up to a week: Many viral illnesses that would last 24-48 hr in an adult will remain symptomatic in toddlers for a week. As long as they keep up with their fluid needs (wet at least every 6-8 hr) their system will usually self heal. A worsening of symptoms or change in behaviors may indicate a new secondary infection requiring a recheck. ...Read more
I have suffered fro viral fever a week ago...And now my father is suffering from it....Will i again catch the fever?
After having a fever last night my 9month old has a temp of 35 tonight. He has has a viral rash which is still there?
I am having fever from 2 days . No cough and cold . Is it possible to have viral without having cough and cold . What can it be ?
Yes, You can: It is possible to suffer a viral syndrome with fever, body aches and pains, without upper respiratory symptoms of nasal congestion, sore throat , runny nose, etc. You can take a medication like Ibuprofen to help with fever and body aches. See your doctor if your fever persists. ...Read more
Son has fever above 102 for 3 days, not many other symptoms, just lethargic.took him to dr, they say viral..was in hosp 2 wks ago for enterovirus?
Viral infections: Viral infections are common in children. Biggest issue is the continued Fever Phobia we have - belief the fever is harmful. It is not - it is how the body kills infection. Viral treatment is rest, fluids, and as needed Tylenol/motrin for pain/fever discomfort. Most improve by five days - some can break out into rash at end of infection. Keep close eye and tell your MD if any major changes. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/bacterial-and-viral-infections?page=2 ...Read more
I gave baby crocin to my son as has fever.B4 that he ate 1chikoo some milk n a biscuit.He has viral gastro....Somethin since sunday.N not eating well?
Had fever for 2 weeks. All tests are negative doc said its viral. But after 15 days the fever is back with slight body pain.i dont know what to do nw.
Is it normal for my 2yo to have a rash days advance of a fever if viral? She had a rash since Mon., and fever Thurs. & Fri. I see two small ones today
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