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What could be the cause of on and off fever, sore throat, joint pain and joint stiffness ?

my aunty having rash for 3 weeks , on and off fever, sore throat for more than 2 weeks joint pain and joint stiffness . however, blood test is normal and proven not lupus. X-ray doesnt show any abnormalities as well. do you have any idea what disease it is?
Fri, 13 Jan 2012
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Hi,
What type of blood test had done? These symptoms may be allergic. In homoeopathy give Rhus tox 200 - 2drops 4 times daily. Report after ten days.
ENT Specialist Dr. Sumit Bhatti's  Response
1. Get an urgent evaluation of her skin rash done by a local skin specialist. Post the clinical details here such as distribution, spread, appearance, color, itching and so on.
2. Get the following blood tests done or repeated:
a) Hemogram,
b) Platelet Count,
c) ESR,
d) BT/CT,
e) PT/PTTK,
f) Liver Function Tests,
g) CRP,
h) RA Factor,
i) Serum Ferritin.
3. Discuss with your treating physician to rule out the following with special tests:
a) Dengue
b) Chikungunya
c) Rickketsial Fever
d) Adult Rubella
e) Leptospirosis
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