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What Does It Mean To Test Positive For Malaria Antibody
A life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. These parasites infect red blood cells, causing high fever, shaking chills, sweats, vomiting, muscle pain, headache, anemia. First symptoms occur 10 days to four weeks post infection, symptoms occur in cycles of ...Read more
Whats the cause of fever and chills during antibiotic treatment when viral and malaria are ruled out and anti fungal medicine is also being given .?
FUO: Fuo, or fever of unknown origin, can have a large variety of causes. Classically it was due to infections that didn't respond to usual antibiotics, like tuberculosis or malaria, but it also includes things like autoimmune diseases and malignancy. It is difficult to "rule out" viral illness as a cause, as well. You need an infectious disease specialist to take a detailed history and exam. ...Read more
My son 15 months old has high fever for last 8 days continuous. Managed with pcm and antibiotics. No malaria, dengue, typhoid. Has cough too. ?
When a blood cultuce results comes back saying you have malaria +3, does that mean HIV positive as well?
Not related: The test for malaria is where a thin film of blood is examined through a microscope after being stained and the number of red blood cells that are infected with the malaria parasite are counted. 3+ would mean a fairly high number. This test has no relation to an HIV test, which is entirely different. ...Read more
Positive malaria test finished coartem (artemether and lumefantrine) regime still feel weak and feverish...Do I take second dose?
No: See your doctor as soon as possible and get retested. ...Read more
Carry +ana 160 homo new low c3/4 comp & both lymphocyte test w/ other symptoms. Given meds to treat malaria and lupus. Does this mean I have lupus?
Very possible: With the limited information given the diagnosis of lupus is strongly suggested .This is base on a positive ANA low complement levels and low white blood cell count there are many other features to lupus it sounds like your were goven Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which is very commonly used to treat mild lupus. Make sure to follow through with your rheumatologist and make sure you have a baseline eye exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer