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My friend had a fever and difficulty breathing 3 weeks ago. She has since developed a rash, especially around her joints and very achy joints.?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
16 doctors agree

In brief: Needs to be seen

Many things can cause these symptoms, and most are temporary and nothing to worry about.
However, many other things are worrrisome that can caus this, such as infection (tick tillnesses, toxic shock syndrome, etc) and rheumatological problems (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, erythema nodosum, sarcoid, etc). To be sure, see a dr. To get some testing.

In brief: Needs to be seen

Many things can cause these symptoms, and most are temporary and nothing to worry about.
However, many other things are worrrisome that can caus this, such as infection (tick tillnesses, toxic shock syndrome, etc) and rheumatological problems (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, erythema nodosum, sarcoid, etc). To be sure, see a dr. To get some testing.
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Needs to be seen! Could be something serious but I guess there is only so much you can do.
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune disease

This can be a sign of numerous diseases.
This can vary from a self limited viral infection to a serious life threatening autoimmune disease. Your friend should see a physician.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

This can be a sign of numerous diseases.
This can vary from a self limited viral infection to a serious life threatening autoimmune disease. Your friend should see a physician.
Dr. Howard Feinberg
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rheumatic fever?

Dr. Neilsen provides sound advice.
Another infection to consider is streptococcal pharyngitis and post-streptococcal rheumatic fever. She has 2 of 4 symptoms necessary for diagnosis - rash and arthritis.

In brief: Rheumatic fever?

Dr. Neilsen provides sound advice.
Another infection to consider is streptococcal pharyngitis and post-streptococcal rheumatic fever. She has 2 of 4 symptoms necessary for diagnosis - rash and arthritis.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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