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Will malaria cause a low grade fever that lasts for 3 months?

Will malaria cause a low grade fever that lasts for 3 months?

It can, until Rx'd..: There r many types of malaria, major early symptoms. The fevers follow patterns, daily, every other day or every 3 or 4 days. I believe this is quartinary malaria (4). It is treatable ; also preventable.

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Malaria (Definition)

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


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I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?

I have been had low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I am diagnosed malaria. What malaria parasite causes such symptom?

Malaria: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a type of unicellular microorganism) of the genus plasmodium. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death.

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Might someone have malaria for 3 months and a low grade fever?

Might someone have malaria for 3 months and a low grade fever?

Yes: Yes, if you are in an area where it is endemic, but the fever is usually periodic (comes and goes).

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I have been experienced low grade fever for 3 month in nigeria. I was diagnosed malaria. What type of malaria parasite has such symptoms?

Malaria: Hard to know without seeing the blood smear slides. The likelihood is that it is not p. Falciparum, but any of the other species can potentially produce this clinical picture.

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I took Plan B one step three days ago after unprotected sex. Since yesterday exp. Extreme fatigue, no appetite and low grade fever (100.3) causes?

I took Plan B one step three days ago after unprotected sex. Since yesterday exp. Extreme fatigue, no appetite and low grade fever (100.3) causes?

See doctor: Fever is not normal. Plan b is better if taken within 3 days (even 5 days). You should get a period, see doctor to figure out your fever, get exam and get further history.

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Low grade fever, chills, nausea, headache, burning eyes, for the last three weeks, 70 year old woman, healthy otherwise and Active?

Low grade fever, chills, nausea, headache, burning eyes, for the last three weeks, 70 year old woman, healthy otherwise and Active?

Fever: Fever and chills usually means your body is trying to mount and attack against an infectious process (viral or bacterial) and with a headache and burning eyes I'd guess maybe a sinusitis. Best see your doctor and take some Aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for now to help with the symptoms.

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What can cause a low grade fever every 7 to 10 days?

What can cause a low grade fever every 7 to 10 days?

Need more info: What's low grade? Recurring fever is usually a sign of a significant problem, especially if you have other symptoms or problems. Some infections such as malaria can do this, relapsing mediterranean fever (rare). Some inflammatory condition even like rheumatoid arthritis can do it. Some cancers like lymphoma come to mind. If you feel fine, some people just have higher 'normal" temperatures.

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What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

Multiple things: Fever at night can be caused by many things, including chronic infections, rheumatological entities (like lupus), and even malignancy (cancer). It is never normal, and it requires a comprehensive workup.

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Can stress cause a low-grade fever?

Can stress cause a low-grade fever?

Not directly: Though stress can result in physical symptoms like worsening pain and reduction of immune system. Decreasing ability to fight infections which could cause fever

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Does teething cause a low grade fever?

Does teething cause a low grade fever?

Teething fever?: I don't think anyone can answer that question for sure. There seems to be a disagreement in the dental and medical community on that issue. It's possible. Having said that, if your child has a low grade fever, I would check with your own pediatrician as to what he\she believes and whether it would be a good idea to have your child in for an evaluation.

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What could cause a low grade fever in 6 wk olds?

What could cause a low grade fever in 6 wk olds?

Different infections: Viral infection is often the cause but there is also a possibility of bacterial infection, e.g., urinary tract infection. The infant has to be seen by primary care doctor.

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Could PMS cause a low grade fever, ranging around 98.8-99.2?

Could PMS cause a low grade fever, ranging around 98.8-99.2?

Not a fever: Sorry, that's not a fever - and there is no medical definition of "low-grade" fever. Normal human body temperatures fluctuate during the day even up to 100 degrees, and can be influenced by activity and ambient temperatures.

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Can a fungal infection cause a low grade fever?

Can a fungal infection cause a low grade fever?

Sure...: Infection with any fungal pathogen can cause persistent low grade temperatures. Examples include coccidiodomycosis, histoplasmosis and blastomycosis. Almost always, other focal symptoms related to the infection's location are present.

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Can anemia cause a low grade fever and chills with fatigue?

Can anemia cause a low grade fever and chills with fatigue?

How about...: ...aplastic anemia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, leukemia/lymphomas, multiple infectious or inflamatory causes (including inflammatory bowel disease), chemical poisoning, bone cancer, drug hypersensitivity, to name just a few. Please get checked ASAP.

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What should I do for a low grade fever for three days?

What should I do for a low grade fever for three days?

May not need to...: The most common cause of elevated body temperature/fever is viral illness/infection. It is a defense mechanism your body is mounting in attempt to rid off the infection quicker--heat speeds up chemical reaction, thus body can work a bit quicker. If it is mild and not causing symptoms for you, leave it alone. If too high, motrin/tylenol as needed for comfort. Consult doc if much worse. Good luck.

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