Misdiagnosis in patient with Fever (high temperature) (malaria)
Tired of treating fever or malaria periodically? Then take your time to read this post; it might save you, your loved ones or that person you know.
If you always treat malaria whenever you are sick or you are always diagnosed with malaria each time you have a fever, then any of the below health conditions may be the reason why.
Having a fever is actually a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body, but it does not necessarily mean that you have malaria. Fever is a very common medical sign to various illnesses. As a matter of fact there are various illnesses that causes fever which are often misdiagnosed as malaria.
Wrong diagnosis in patients with fever are actually huge as it can occur in many diseases but its occurrence with other symptoms including chills (cold), sweating, cough, sore throats, headache, muscles achy, lack of appetite, restlessness, Influenza, weakness or fatigue can help narrow down the difference, which can be treated within few days. But if symptoms continue to worsen, please seek for accurate diagnosis.
The most common causes of fever are infectious diseases such as lobar pneumonia, typhoid, bladder infections, respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal (stomach) infections, urinary tract (kidney) infections and skin infections.
Other hidden conditions that causes fever which are not always considered in fever causing factors until it becomes late are malignant neoplasm (tumors), connective tissue disorders, drug reactions, central nervous system (CNS) disorders, inflammatory diseases, crohn’s disease, blood clots, autoimmune diseases, cancers, hormone disorders, Bechet’s syndrome, Lyme disease, scleroderma, etc.
Cardiogenic Causes of Fever: Another hidden conditions
According to researchgate, persistent fever of unknown cause is of cardiac origin, but heart disease must be considered in the differential diagnosis. This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed (National Library of Medicine) employing the term “fever” in combination with “myocardial infarction,” “pericarditis,” “endocarditis,” and “postcardiac injury,” with additional consideration of current cardiological guidelines. Results have it that endocarditis is associated with fever in 90% of cases, but 25-50% of patients also develop high body temperatures after acute myocardial infarction.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) states that fever and cardiogenic shock is an unusual time bomb: infective endocarditis causing aortic pseudo-aneurysm. Fulminant myocarditis associated with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging viral infectious disease with high mortality, and it causes multiple organ dysfunctions.
All of the cardiac issues that cause fever are life-threatening hidden conditions, and some people who always have fever may have any of them without knowing.
If you are having periodic fever which last from a few days to a week and are separated by symptom free intervals or a very high fever which doesn’t improve with antipyretic drugs, please consult with a doctor for accurate diagnosis to prevent any further deterioration of your health.
Also if you are having recurring malaria or symptoms of malaria periodically, please consult with a doctor for further evaluation to avoid severe or complication of malaria. The major complications of severe malaria include cerebral malaria, pulmonary edema, acute renal failure, severe anemia or bleeding. Acidosis and hypoglycemia are the most common metabolic complications. Any of these complications can develop rapidly and progress to death within hours or days. This is one the reasons why people die after a brief illness.
We have helped a lot of people who were having periodic fever and recurring malaria detect exactly the root cause of their issue and that saved them from further deterioration of their health and increased risk for developing complications.
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