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I heard that if you have a fever of 50c you die, I went to an American doc who told me I had 105, will I d?

I agree with Tezzy. 105 F = 40 C. A temperature of 50 C would be 122 F. If you had a temperature of 122 F, you probably would not be in any condition to write questions on Yahoo! Answers.  (+ info)

What are quality hospitals in Metro Manila for treatment of Dengue Fever?

My son has been diagnosed with Dengue in Manila, but the hospital he is admitted to does not have all the equipment necessary for tests and treatment. Is there a good hospital that has north american standards and equipment in Metro Manila that he should transfer to?

i have my son positive of DHF too here in Cebu, and yet the 8specialist attending to my sons' health suggested to have my sons blood checked in RITM (research institute of tropical medicine) and with that i found that theyre the agency task to do research about the virus, i supposed you can checked them out.  (+ info)

dengue hemorrhagic fever?

discharge planning for the patient

Discharge to mosquito free environement.

Review home supports and patient needs

Supply sufficient anti-mosquito measures  (+ info)

pathophysiology of dengue hemorrhagic fever please..... i need it for my case study?

Alternative Names
-Hemorrhagic dengue; Dengue shock syndrome; Philippine hemorrhagic fever; Thai hemorrhagic fever; Singapore hemorrhagic fever

-Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a severe, potentially deadly infection spread by certain mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti ).

-Four different dengue viruses have been shown to cause dengue hemorrhagic fever. This condition occurs when a person catches a different dengue virus after being infected by another type sometime before. Prior immunity to a different dengue virus type plays an important role in this severe disease.

Worldwide, more than 100 million cases of dengue fever occur every year. A small number of these develop into dengue hemorrhagic fever. Most infections in the United States are brought in from other countries. It is possible for a traveler who has returned to the United States to pass the infection to someone who has not traveled.

Risk factors for dengue hemorrhagic fever include having antibodies to dengue virus from prior infection and being younger than 12, female, or Caucasian.

-Early symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever are similar to those of dengue fever, but after several days the patient becomes irritable, restless, and sweaty. These symptoms are followed by a shock-like state.

Bleeding may appear as pinpoint spots of blood on the skin (petechiae) and larger patches of blood under the skin (ecchymoses). Bleeding may occur from minor injuries.

Shock may cause death. If the patient survives, recovery begins after a one-day crisis period.

Early symptoms include the following:

Muscle aches
Joint aches
Decreased appetite

Acute phase symptoms include the following:

Shock-like state
-Sweaty (diaphoretic)
-Cold, clammy extremities

Restlessness followed by:
-Worsening of earlier symptoms
-Generalized rash

Exams and Tests

Physical examination may reveal the following:

-Low blood pressure
-A weak, rapid pulse
-Red eyes
-Red throat
-Swollen glands
-Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly)

Tests may include the following:
-Platelet count
-Coagulation studies
-Liver enzymes
-Blood gases
-Tourniquet test (causes petechiae below the tourniquet)
-X-ray of the chest (may demonstrate pleural effusion)
-Serologic studies (demonstrate antibodies to Dengue viruses)
-Serum studies from samples taken during acute illness and convalescence (increase in titer to Dengue antigen)


Because Dengue hemorrhagic fever is caused by a virus for which there is no known cure or vaccine, the only treatment is to treat the symptoms.

-Rehydration with intravenous (IV) fluids is often necessary to treat dehydration.
-IV fluids and electrolytes are also used to correct electrolyte imbalances.
-A transfusion of fresh blood or platelets can correct bleeding problems.
-Oxygen therapy may be needed to treat abnormally low blood oxygen.

Outlook (Prognosis)
-With early and aggressive care, most patients recover from dengue hemorrhagic fever. However, half of untreated patients who go into shock do not survive

Possible Complications

-Residual brain damage
-Liver damage

When to Contact a Medical Professional
-Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of dengue fever and have been in an area where dengue fever is known to occur.

-There is no vaccine available to prevent dengue fever. Use personal protection such as full-coverage clothing, netting, mosquito repellent containing DEET, and if possible, travel during periods of minimal mosquito activity. Mosquito abatement programs can also reduce the risk of infection.  (+ info)

pathophysiology of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever?

Click on http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic528.htm and scroll down about 1/5th of the page to Pathophysiology. You could have found this yourself.  (+ info)

what is a british medicine for fever called calpole or cowpoe?

th mcann parents were accused of giving maddie some fever med ..not sure of the spelling.what is that in american medicine.?

Probably they were referring to CALPOL which is a brand name for the generic of Paracetamol.  (+ info)

nursing care plans for dengue hemorrhagic fever?

You can put together a plan from the info at the link below.  (+ info)

What kind of foods did Americans eat during the Yellow Fever Epidemic?

I have to find 6 food recipes from The Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793.

Try searching "American diet" or "American recipes" with whatever date you want. You can round it off to 1800, maybe. I doubt if food changed that much in 7 years.  (+ info)

Can i have any Url for booking appointment for having yellow fever vaccination from Chennai center?

There is requirement for the various african and South American countries to Have yellow fever vaccination.

I don't think Yellow Fever Vaccination Centres in Chennai take internet bookings. You will have to phone one of the vaccination centres below to arrange an appointment:

Port Trust Hospital / Institute college
Paris, Opposite to Customs office
CTC: 044-25260038
Days: Mon / Wed / before 12:00 Hrs as per appointment given

Kings Institute
Guindy, Behind S.P.IC, Chennai.
CTC: 044-22341026
Days: Fri / before 12:00 Hrs as per appointment given  (+ info)

what is a hemorrhagic fever??

Ebola and Dengue—not now a problem in the US.  (+ info)

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