What is relapsing fever?
It is a recurrent fever. It is a contagious disease. In this, the patient has a very high fever. Which gradually decreases after the 7th day. Fever occurs at its peak on the 5th and 6th days. After that, the fever starts decreasing gradually. The fever is so high that the patient sweats and has aching muscles. The patient also complains of vomiting. After 1 week, the fever may come back after recovering.
Causes of relapsing fever:
The bacterium called Borrelia recurrentis is the main cause of this disease. This fever occurs more in the winter season. This disease is mainly found in people who live in dirt or wear dirty clothes. The disease mostly occurs through lice in people living in filth. It is an infectious disease. This disease is also spread by drinking or drinking contaminated water. This disease is more common in people living in slums, such people, who have weak immunity, take it very soon.
Symptoms of relapsing fever:
The patient has a fever with a cold.
There is intense pain in the head.
The patient vomits.
There is a pain in the muscles of the body.
The patient suffers from a dry cough.
There is an excessive amount of thirst.
The liver begins to rise.
There is anemia.
The spleen size increases.
The body temperature is between 103 and 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
Dryness remains on the tongue.
Pneumonia can be a disease.
Sometimes the death of the patient may also occur if the fever increases.
Fever can come back after being cured for 1 week.
Examining relapsing fever:
Leucocytosis is found when blood is tested.
W.B.C. The account is between 10000 and 15000 cm m.
A blood Smear is usually positive for spirochaetes.
C.S.F. Detection of protein is found.