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How Does Your Heart Get Affected By Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Germ damages organs: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite. The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Many organs including the heart are damaged because damaged blood vessels disrupt the circulation in the vital organs, and damaged or dead cells lead to inflammation in organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not entirely: Rmsf is caused by an organism called rickettsia rickettsiae and transmitted to humans by tick bite (several different ticks). It is most common in the southeastern usa and presents with rash on the extremities gradually progressing centrally, accompanied by fever, malaise, headaches, muscle aches. Easily treated with antibiotics when suspected. ...Read more
Treatment: It can be treated with antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
It's transmitted: By tick bites, and i've never heard on anyone with ticks in their ejaculate. Sounds like a good b-grade horror movie -- in the genre of "snakes on a plane". ...Read more
Incubation: Per the CDC “The incubation period for WNV disease is typically 2 to 6 days but ranges from 2 to 14 days and can be several weeks in immunocompromised people.” REF: https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/healthcareproviders/healthCareProviders-ClinLabEval.html Chickungunya Sx's "usually begin 3–7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito." REF:https://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/symptoms/index.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By a tick bite: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human reservoir : Humans and monkeys are the reservoir --or holding cell for the chikungunya virus. The mosquito bites an infected person and thus infects the next person down the line (if i understand what you are asking) non human primates also carry the virus. Mosquitoes are just the hapless postal carriers so to speak in this illness. Incubation is usually 2-3 days but can vary from 1-12 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few people do die: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite. Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14day range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels throughout the body, causing multi-organ damage and sometimes death. Death rate is uncertain, but may be about one out of 30 patients. Some patients do worse than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can enlarged spleen as a child with rocky mountain tick fever and still enlarged spleen as an adult give problems? Blood test showed low neutrophils
Clinical: There isn't a reliable test earlier in the disease. Later skin biopsy & serology can confirm it diagnosis is based symptoms & probability from local prevalence. Signs & symptoms include fever, ha, joint & muscle pains +/- n/v . A maculopapular rash occurs (90% of time) between the third & fifth days of illness usually starting on the ankles. It is critical you're seen early if you suspect it. ...Read more
I'm planning to donate a kidney to a friend, but had rocky mountain spotted fever as a child. Will this make my antigens unsuitable?
No.: An infectious disease won't make your hla antigens unsuitable. But any infectious disease has the possibility of transmission from the donor to the recipient. While unlikely in your case, you should discuss this with your transplant team and an infectious disease specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood tests: Very specific blood tests are available to determine the presence of tick transmitted infections. Since results can take some time to be finalized, early testing is highly recommended. ...Read more
No: Diagnostic tests are generally negative during the first few days of infection. ...Read more
My mother is suffering severally with rocky mountain spotted fever with no signs of improvement. Becoming hopeless. What to do?
Yes: Fmf is an inherited genetic condition. If a family member has already been diagnosed with fmf then other family members can undergo genetic testing to see if they have the mutation before symptoms start. Early management may prevent some of the long term complications of the disease. ...Read more
High fever but otherwise happy. Going on 2 days. Staying around 38.5-39 degrees C. How long with fever until a doctor needs to be seen?
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