Ive been having a case of Rheumatic Fever lasting for Two MONTHS! Is this normal or do I have something else?
These are my symptopms, they are ONLY on the left side of the body, unless they have a star by them.
headaches on top and left side of head
More seizures than usual *
Fingers turning white and tingly *
joint pain, sometimes disabling movement
dry eyes *
abdominal pain on left side
Purple dotty rash on arm simalar to Kapsoki's Sarcoma
How are you? Diagnosis of rheumatic fever is difficult since the disease has different forms. Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that may develop after an infection with Streptococcus bacteria and can affect the heart, joints, skin, and brain. Diagnostic tests may include: blood test for recurrent strep infection (such as an ASO test), complete blood count, Electrocardiogram and sedimentation rate (ESR). Several major and minor criteria have been developed to help standardize rheumatic fever diagnosis. Meeting these criteria, as well as having evidence of a recent streptococcal infection, can help confirm that you have rheumatic fever. Check with your doctor for proper evaluation and management. Direct clinical examiantion is important. Take care and do keep us posted.
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