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Symptoms of Lassa fever

Symptoms of Lassa fever

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Lassa fever includes the 26 symptoms listed below:

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Lassa Fever: DVRD (Excerpt)

While the disease is mild or has no observable symptoms in about 80% of people infected with the virus, the remaining 20% have a severe multisystem disease. Lassa fever is also associated with occasional epidemics, during which the case-fatality rate can reach 50%. (Source: excerpt from Lassa Fever: DVRD)

Lassa Fever: DVRD (Excerpt)

Symptoms of Lassa fever typically occur 1-3 weeks after the patient comes into contact with the virus. These include fever, retrosternal pain (pain behind the chest wall), sore throat, back pain, cough, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, facial swelling, proteinuria (protein in the urine), and mucosal bleeding. Neurological symptoms have also been described, including hearing loss, tremors, and encephalitis. Because the symptoms of Lassa fever are so varied and nonspecific, clinical diagnosis is often difficult. (Source: excerpt from Lassa Fever: DVRD)

Lassa fever as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Lassa fever, it is also important to consider Lassa fever as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Lassa fever may cause:

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Lassa fever: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Lassa fever: typically about ten days (but may vary)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Lassa fever. This signs and symptoms information for Lassa fever has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Lassa fever signs or Lassa fever symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Lassa fever may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Lassa fever symptoms.


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