Misdiagnosis in patient with Fever (high temperature) (malaria)
If you always treat malaria whenever you have fever or always diagnosed with malaria each time you are sick, please read this to save yourself from the impending danger of your action.
Having a fever (high temperature) is a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body.
Fever is one of body’s natural defenses against bacteria and infection, and is a very common medical sign to various illnesses. Fevers should normally go untreated unless there are other troubling symptoms. Fever seems to play a key role in helping your body fight off a number of infections.
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 different, 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 causes of fever are;
- Malignant tumor; (Mastocytoma, Breat carcinoma,soft tissue sarcoma, lymphoma)
- Connective tissue disorders; (Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)
- Churg-Strauss syndrome
- Drug reactions; (rashes, jaundice, anemia, a decrease in the white blood cell count, kidney damage, and nerve injury that may impair vision or hearing.
- Central nervous system (CNS)
- Disorders; (Addiction, Arachnoid cysts, Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Brain tumors)
- Inflammatory diseases; (allergy, asthma, autoimmune diseases, coeliac disease, glomerulonephritis, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, preperfusion injury and transplant rejection.)
- Endocarditis (bacterial acute endocarditis, bacterial subacute endocarditis, prosthetic valvular endocarditis (PVA))
- Crohn’s disease (Ileocolitis, Ileitis, Gastroduodenal Crohn’s Disease, Jejunoileitis)
- Blood clots (superficial venous thrombosis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE))
- Autoimmune diseases (Addison disease, Celiac disease – sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy), Dermatomyositis, Graves disease)
- Cancer ( leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma)
- Hormone disorders (diabetes mellitus, acromegaly (overproduction of growth hormone).
- Addison’s disease (decreased production of hormones by the adrenal glands).
- Cushing’s syndrome (high cortisol levels for extended periods of time).
- Bechet’s syndrome (painful mouth sores, genital sores, inflammation of parts of the eye, and arthritis) and many other diseases.
If you are having periodic fever which last from a few days to a few weeks and are separated by symptom free intervals or a very high fever which doesn’t improve with antipyretics drugs, please go for accurate diagnosis to prevent any further deterioration of your health and to avoid after a brief illness story which is always sad.
These are the health conditions that have similar symptoms with heart diseases. If you are having any of these symptoms that goes and comes back even after running series of test and taking different medications, then you need to know that the root cause of your issue has not been detected to be treated properly, and that you might also be at risk of heart dangers.
Therefore, in other to avoid being a victim of sudden death caused by heart disease due to any of these symptoms, the root cause of your issue must be detected to know whether it is heart related diseases or not to ensure appropriate treatment.