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High fever, maleria, swine flu normal, platelets, shivering, loose motion, sore throat, rashes on body. Suggest treatment and cause?

Hi. My neice who is 18 year old is suffering from high grade fever (104 degrees) since 16th March (On-off, off for a day or two when medication (paracetamol) is administered. Malaria, Swine Flu all other test results are normal / Negative. Last blood tests show increasing platelets. Symptoms include - shivering, loose motions and sore throat. Today she also developed rashes on her body. The fever is not subsiding. Will appreciate your feedback.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Fever in most cases indicates an infection which could be
bacterial or parasitic like in the case of malaria.
It would have been more helpful if you listed all the tests
you have done so far and the results.

C-reactive protein is an important test to rule out bacterial
infections together with white blood cell count.
The malaria test you did, if it was microscopy then there is
a chance of having a false negative result unlike if the test
that was done was a rapid diagnostic test.

You should do C-reactive protein test, if its positive with an
elevated white blood cell then its a bacterial infection. On
the other hand if they are negative then you should do a
rapid test and consider treating for malaria.
Rare causes of fevers are tumors.

Hope this helps you.

Dr Achuo
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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