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What Could Be The Cause For Frequent Fever And Numbness In The Legs, Arms And Fingers?

Oct. 2017 started losing weight, persistant low grade fevers, fatigue. Diagnosed with Hemochromatosis in late Jan. 2018. Now ferritin at target level and all is good in hematology dept. Over the course of several months started having tingling, numb fingers, then toes. I mentioned to hematologist, nothing was said about it. Eventually progressed up hands/arms & legs, then numbness/ tingling in & around mouth, along with ice cold sensation in back. This numbess/tingling comes and goes. My ribs hurts; like I’ve fell off a ladder or something, wrists, ankle. Still run low grade fevers always in evening, I am exhausted, short of breath and have chest pain periodically. My blood pressure over time keeps going lower and lower. I went back to my primary Dr. and was sent to neuromuscular specialist. Blood chemistry, A1C, B-12,Copper, Methylmalonic Acid, & Immunofixation Electrophoresis all normal. Nerve conduction & EMG normal. Still waiting on some antibodies panel blood test & skin biopsy results. No help from hematologist; just said they don’t have an explanation for my fevers ( which have been present from day one) just good luck and hope you get some answers with your current tests. Please.... any insight to what might be going on? Frustrated & feel like I’ve been run over.
Tue, 8 Sep 2020
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Hi,

My opinion is that you should not worry about it. As fever of undetermined origin (FUO) may or may not co-exist with hemochromatosis in adults.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sam Salahia, Dermatologist
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What Could Be The Cause For Frequent Fever And Numbness In The Legs, Arms And Fingers?

Hi, My opinion is that you should not worry about it. As fever of undetermined origin (FUO) may or may not co-exist with hemochromatosis in adults. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sam Salahia, Dermatologist