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High Fever in a young man( FUO)

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  • Posted By: slrdmr1
  • March 4, 2008
  • 03:55 AM

My sons fever, sweats, swollen glands, started in 2006 . This happens all the time, sometime it will be 3-4 weeks before the next one and sometimes it is 6 weeks apart and then there are times it 7 days apart. He has been tested for everything he had 3 different doctors, family, infection diease doc, and ent. Had all the ct scans, had sinus surgery in april fo 2007 - had e-coli in his nose, thought that might have been the answer we were looking for. Jan, Feb, March they have come back. He gets so sick with this we have 6 ice bags and to use them to bring fever down. tyl and mortin work sometimes along with the ice. He was in hosp. once to get all the test done. Nothing, his blood test then showed there is a infection somewhere. He is in fear of losing his job he going to graduate this May, he has privite ins. Not good ins. We have spent over 5000.00 in addtion to his ins to try to find some one who will help us. These spells last 3 days and he will be fine for awhile. All we get he has FUO. what is this doing to his body. His fever will go over 104. He has been tested for all know Sexually Transmitted Diseases, all we negative. He has had his liver and kidney functions checked, all checked out OK. He can usually feel it coming on when his neck starts to hurt then, it will move into a full blown attack. I feel that we're out of options and no where to turn. We're afraid his high fevers are going to lead into seizures, which will cause more damage than his body could handle during attack. Any advice of where to turn, or obscure infections that meet his symptoms would be of the utmost help in trying to diagnose this FUO.

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  • My sons fever, sweats, swollen glands, started in 2006 . This happens all the time, sometime it will be 3-4 weeks before the next one and sometimes it is 6 weeks apart and then there are times it 7 days apart. He has been tested for everything he had 3 different doctors, family, infection diease doc, and ent. Had all the ct scans, had sinus surgery in april fo 2007 - had e-coli in his nose, thought that might have been the answer we were looking for. Jan, Feb, March they have come back. He gets so sick with this we have 6 ice bags and to use them to bring fever down. tyl and mortin work sometimes along with the ice. He was in hosp. once to get all the test done. Nothing, his blood test then showed there is a infection somewhere. He is in fear of losing his job he going to graduate this May, he has privite ins. Not good ins. We have spent over 5000.00 in addtion to his ins to try to find some one who will help us. These spells last 3 days and he will be fine for awhile. All we get he has FUO. what is this doing to his body. His fever will go over 104. He has been tested for all know Sexually Transmitted Diseases, all we negative. He has had his liver and kidney functions checked, all checked out OK. He can usually feel it coming on when his neck starts to hurt then, it will move into a full blown attack. I feel that we're out of options and no where to turn. We're afraid his high fevers are going to lead into seizures, which will cause more damage than his body could handle during attack. Any advice of where to turn, or obscure infections that meet his symptoms would be of the utmost help in trying to diagnose this FUO. I had FUO twice for 45 days each cycle during 6 months, had high temp. and high levels of ESR and CRP, Doc. didn't know what I had. You must encourage your son, It is very hard mentally not only physically.All the best
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