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Pontiac fever

Pontiac fever: Introduction

A mild from of legionellosis - the severe form is called Legionnaires disease. The condition is caused by a bacteria, usually only last for 2 to 5 days and treatment is generally unnecessary. Symptoms include fever, headache and muscle ache. Infection usually occurs by breathing in mist from a water source contaminated with the bacteria such as air conditioning cooling towers and showers. It cannot be transmitted from person to person. ...more »

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Pontiac fever: Complications

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Causes of Pontiac fever

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Misdiagnosis and Pontiac fever

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off more »

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Prognosis for Pontiac fever

Prognosis for Pontiac fever: Usually recovery in 2-5 days without treatment

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