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My 58 y/o sister has had a fever that reaches

My 58 y/o sister has had a fever that reaches 102 degrees daily and hasn't broken since last Sunday. She has had vomiting, diarrhea, a headache, and generalized weakness since that time. She has not eaten and has not been able to keep fluids in. She went to the ER on Friday night to get 2 bags of IV fluids and was discharged after they put a heart monitor on due to low potassium levels. She has enough strength to reach the bathroom and that's it--getting progressively weaker. She is a lifelong smoker but now too weak to smoke. She has severe rheumatoid arthritis for which she takes Enbrel, and she has hypertension. Could this be something other than viral gastroenteritis?
Thu, 10 May 2018
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