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16 Possible Causes for Headache, Patient Appears Acutely Ill, Positive STD Test

  • Hepatitis A

    The symptoms of dehydration include the following: Feeling weak, tired, or "blah" Feeling confused or unable to concentrate Rapid heartbeat Headache Urinating less frequently[web.archive.org] Multiple Vaccinations and the Immune System Top of Page Vaccine Safety As with all vaccines, there can be minor reactions, including pain and redness at the injection site, headache[cdc.gov] […] are not reheated after contact with an infected food handler Incubation Period 28 days average (ranges from 15 to 50 days) Symptoms Diarrhea, dark urine, jaundice, fever, headache[foodsafety.gov]

  • Gonorrhea

    Symptoms usually include chills, fever, joint pain or swelling, painful wrist and heel tendons, skin rash, and symptoms of meningitis (such as headaches, stiff and painful[stdcheck.com] The possibility that positive test results may be false should be considered when patients have unanticipated positive test results.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Side effects include nausea, rash headache, itching, and pain and redness at the injection site.[healthcommunities.com]

  • HIV Infection

    In the emergency department, the patient appeared acutely ill, was febrile, tachycardic, hypotensive, and slow to respond to commands.[pediatrics.aappublications.org] The authors describe a 7-y-old boy who presented with severe headache and was detected to have aneurysmal bleed due to intracranial aneurysm.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Neurologic symptoms can be headache, cognitive function disorders, focal neurologic, deficit and epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hepatitis B

    During the incubation period and during the acute phase of the illness, surface antigen-antibody complexes may be found in the sera of some patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 33-year-old Nepalese man presented to our hospital with headache, swelling of his body, paraplegia, and back pain that developed over a period of 10 days.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The drug can cause side effects such as flu-like symptoms, depression, and headaches. Approved 1991 and available for both children and adults.[web.archive.org]

  • Primary Herpes Simplex Infection

    An initial infection starts after an incubation period of 3-7 days, after which fever, headaches, fatigue and muscle pains can occur.[americanskin.org] Approximately 45 million adolescent and adult Americans have been infected with genital herpes based on positive serology test results for HSV-2 and estimates of genital HSV[womenshealthsection.com] Symptoms include lymph node enlargement, fever, tiredness, headache, and muscle aches during the episode.[biology.kenyon.edu]

  • Meningovascular Syphilis

    […] and vasculitis; Tonsilar ectopia and headaches; Post-traumatic headaches; Metabolic headaches; Temporomandibular joint disorders, bruxism, and headaches.[books.google.com] Tests for STD showed positive VDRL, TPHA and anti-HIV result.[file.scirp.org] A positive serologic test for syphilis is the only evidence of infection during latent syphilis.[www2a.cdc.gov]

  • Primary HIV Infection

    In the emergency department, the patient appeared acutely ill, was febrile, tachycardic, hypotensive, and slow to respond to commands.[pediatrics.aappublications.org] Meningoencephalitis has been described as a fairly common presenting condition in PHI, with nuchal rigidity, fatigue, photophobia and headache; therefore, PHI should be considered[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] infections in 3,789 people tested; 8% of those with HIV infection were acutely infected (antibody findings negative, antigen findings positive).[reference.medscape.com]

  • Syphilitic Meningitis

    A man with systemic lupus erythematosus receiving chronic steroid therapy presented with headache, fever and panophthalmitis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Providers should consider screening patients with syphilis for other STDs, based on risk.[std.uw.edu] Call your provider if you have a severe headache with fever or other symptoms, especially if you have a history of syphilis infection.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    She had fever, headache, vomiting, and right back pain. Urinary analysis showed leukocyturia, and urinary culture identified Klebsiella pneumoniae.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients with a "discharge," or possibility of having an STD, usually will have the discharge tested for STD organisms (for example, Neisseria and Chlamydia).[rxlist.com] Side effects of urinary tract and bladder infection pain relievers include headache, dizziness, or stomach upset.[rxlist.com]

  • Gram-Negative Pneumonia

    In univariable analyses, patients with GNB aetiology were more likely to present with headache (21/97 [22%] vs 169/1326 [13%], p 0.01), dyspnoea (75/97 [77%] vs 900/1326 [[academic.oup.com] […] then lead me to get tested for STD's.[healthquestions.medhelp.org] Haug Browse recently published Learning/CME Learning/CME View all learning/CME CME Case 3-2019: A 70-Year-Old Woman with Fever, Headache, and Progressive Encephalopathy Caplacizumab[nejm.org]

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