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Glossary for High fever

Medical terms related to High fever or mentioned in this section include:

  • Adrenal hemorrhage, neonatal: Hemorrhage of the adrenal gland after birth. The severity of the disorder is varies from a small hemorrhage to damage to the whole adrenal gland. Sometimes the condition is discovered incidentally during ultrasounds for other reasons. The hemorrhage may occur as the result of a variety of causes including adrenal tumor, neonatal stress, and blood coagulation disorder or for no apparent reason.
  • Amebic dysentery: Intestinal inflammation caused by Entamoeba histolytica and often marked by symptoms such as frequent, loose bowel movements that contain blood and mucus. Also called intestinal amebiasis.
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Babesiosis: A protozoal infection which is transmitted to human via the bite of certain ticks.
  • Bacteremia: A condition where bacteria is present in the blood.
  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Bacterial toxic-shock syndrome: A very rare, potentially fatal infection caused by toxins produced by bacteria, especially bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. The condition is often associated with tampon use but can originate from other sources.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bortonneuse fever: A mild infectious disease caused by the bacterium Rickettsia Conorrii. The disease is transmitted by a dog tick (Riphicephalus sanguineus) and is most common in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Incubation usually takes about one week.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Bubonic plague: Severe flea-borne bacterial disease
  • Chagas disease: A parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insect bites or blood transfusions. The disease primarily involves the heart and gastrointestinal system.
  • Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
  • Cold-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to the common cold.
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Dengue fever: An acute viral disease characterized by fever, rash and myalgia and caused by a flavivirus which is transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Diarrhea: Loose, soft, or watery stool.
  • Diphtheria: Infectious bacterial respiratory disease
  • Ebola: Dangerous virus mostly found in Africa.
  • Endocarditis: Inflammatory alterations of the endocardium of ones heart
  • Epidemic typhus: An infectious disease caused by Rickettsia prowazekii and transmitted by body lice. The severity of the illness may range from moderate to fatal.
  • Epiglotitis: Inflamation of the epiglottis in the throat
  • FUO: Fever of unknown origin (fever without known cause)
  • Fatal fever: A temperature that results in a fatal outcome
  • Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
  • Fever of Unknown Origin: Fever of unknown origin (fever without known cause)
  • Flu: Symptoms similar to flu including fever
  • Flu-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to flu including fever
  • Francisella tularenis infection: Francisella tularenis is a type of bacteria that can cause infection involving the skin, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems. The nature and severity of symptoms varies depending on the location of the infection. The bacteria primarily causes localized tissue necrosis. The pathogen is considered a possible biological weapon.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
  • Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
  • Herpes stomatitis: Mouth infection with ulcers/blisters due to the herpes virus
  • Immune symptoms: Symptoms affecting the immune system
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Infective endocarditis: The infection and inflammation of the inner heart layers, especially the valves. The infection is usually bacterial. The condition carries a high risk of death.
  • Japanese encephalitis: A form of encephalitis caused by a flavivirus (Japanese B encephalitis virus - JBEV) and transmitted by mosquito bites. Most cases are mild and asymptomatic but severe cases can lead to death.
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic arthritis affecting children and teens
  • Legionnaires' disease: A severe respiratory disease which is caused by the Legionella pneumophila bacteria. The condition can result in pneumonia and can be life-threatening.
  • Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
  • Lysteria monocytoigeneses meningitis: A very rare form of meningitis (bacterial infection of the brain membrane or meninges) caused by Listeria monocytogenes. The condition is more common in the elderly and those with poor immune system and death is common.
  • Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Mastitis: Infected breast common in nursing mothers
  • Mastoiditis: Inflammation of a bone behind the ear
  • Measles: Once common viral infection now rare due to vaccination.
  • Melioidosis: Bacterial infection from soil or water.
  • Meningitis: Infection of the membrane around the brain (as a symptom)
  • Meningococcal A: Meningococcal meningitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningococcal meningitis A is caused by meningococcus A which is mostly common in hyperendemic areas in Africa known as the meningitis belt.
  • Meningococcal B: Meningococcal meningitis B is an infection that causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
  • Meningococcal C: Meningitis C is a strain of meningococcal meningitis, a bacterial infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
  • Meningococcal disease: Dangerous bacterial infection causing meningitis or bacteremia.
  • Meprobamate -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Meprobamate during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Miscarriage: Symptoms related to miscarriage or stillbirth.
  • Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
  • Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease.
  • Murine typhus: An infectious condition which is characterized by a similar condition to that of typhus due to Rickettsia typhi.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: A severe, potentially fatal reaction to antipsychotic drugs.
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Neutrophilic dermatosis, acute febrile: A rare skin disorder characterized by the appearance of painful red skin lesions on various parts of the body as well as fever.
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Peritonitis: Inflammation of the peritoneum.
  • Plague: Any epidemic disease with a high death rate.
  • Pneumonia: Lung infection or inflammation (as a symptom)
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial: Inflammation of the lungs and bronchioles caused by bacteria.
  • Pneumonia, Staphylococcal: Inflammation of the lungs and bronchioles caused by the Staphylococcal bacteria. The condition is not common and often occurs as a complication of influenza or other viral respiratory infections. This form of pneumonia is considered serious and up to a third of cases can result in death.
  • Postoperative septicemia: Septicemia (blood poisoning) after surgery from an infection.
  • Pulmonary infections related to AIDS: It usually occurs due to decreased immunity.
  • Q fever: A disease caused by Coxiella burnetti which causes fever, headache and muscle pain.
  • Quinsy: Tonsil abscess
  • Reye's Syndrome: is a potentially fatal disease that causes numerous detrimental effects to many organs, especially the brain and liver
  • Reye's syndrome: is a potentially fatal disease that causes numerous detrimental effects to many organs, especially the brain and liver
  • Roseola infantum: Contagious infant conditions
  • Rubella: A contagious viral infection caused by the Rubella virus which produces a rash and lymph node swelling. It can have serious implication in pregnant women as the virus can be transmitted through the placenta and cause serious fetal defects or even fetal death.
  • SARS: Serious respiratory infection
  • Scarlet fever: A complication of infection from strep bacteria such as strep throat.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Septicemia: A systemic inflammatory response to an infection.
  • Severe temperature increase: A condition which is characterized by a severe increase in a persons temperature
  • Sick: Feeling ill or off color
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome: A very rare, potentially fatal infection caused by the bacterial toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes. The condition is often associated with tampon use but can originate from other sources.
  • Still's Disease, Adult-Onset: A form of arthritic inflammation characterized by fever, rash and joint pain that occurs in adults. The cause is unknown.
  • Sudden onset of high fever: Sudden onset of high fever is the sudden development of a severe elevation in body temperature.
  • Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Onset of JRA with fevers and systemic symptoms
  • Temperature symptoms: Abnormalities of body temperature including fever.
  • Tetanus: A disease caused by chemicals which are produced by a bacterium (clostridium tetani) and are toxic to the nerves. The infection usually occurs when the bacteria enter the body through a deep wound - these bacteria are anaerobic and hence don't need oxygen to survive.
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, congenital: A rare blood condition where small blood clots form in blood vessels which reduces the number of blood platelets and results in kidney failure, neurological symptoms and anemia.
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: Severe immune reaction causing shock
  • Trichinosis: Worm infection usually caught from pigs
  • Trypanosomiasis, east-African: A rare infectious disease caused by a parasite called Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense and is transmitted through the bite of an infected Tsetse fly. The infection causes an acute illness with symptoms occurring from days to weeks after infection. Death relatively common, especially in untreated cases.
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Typhoid fever: Fever from bacterial food poisoning.
  • Typhus: A general name for various arthropod-borne rickettsial infections
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
  • Venezuelan equine encephalitis: A mosquito-borne virus that usually affects horses and related animals but may also infect humans. Young, weak and old people may become very sick and in some cases death can occur. It occurs in Central and South America. The incubation period is 2-5 days. The period of illness is usually 3-8 days but relapses are possible.
  • Very high fever: The occurrence of an extremely high temperature
  • Viral hemorrhagic fever: A group of diseases caused by viruses which cause damage to blood vessels and result in hemorrhages and fever. The hemorrhaging does not always cause serious bleeding. The specific symptoms may vary depending on which particular virus is involved.
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Weil's syndrome: Severe form of Leptospirosis
  • Yellow fever: A viral infection transmitted by mosquito bites which can damage various organs such as the liver, heart, kidney and digestive tract.

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