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16 Possible Causes for Loss of Appetite, Patient Appears Acutely Ill, Positive STD Test

  • 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] The hepatitis B virus can cause: Acute (short-term) illness, the symptoms of which are flu-like and include loss of appetite, tiredness, joint and muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting[walgreens.com] Symptoms that can occur include mild fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, muscle and joint pain, abdominal pain, a skin rash, and jaundice[emoryhealthcare.org]

  • Hepatitis A

    Symptoms include: Fever Tiredness Nausea Loss of appetite Abdominal pains Dark urine Pale coloured faeces Jaundice (yellow colour of the skin and eyes), rare in young children[immune.org.nz] The most common symptoms are as follows: Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea, especially in children Low-grade fever Loss of appetite Rash Tiredness, fatigue Jaundice - A yellow discoloration[web.archive.org] As the illness develops, the symptoms are: fever jaundice (yellow discolouration of the eyes and/or skin) anorexia (loss of appetite) nausea abdominal discomfort malaise ([health.govt.nz]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    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] […] of appetite Failure to gain weight Since these are generalized symptoms in most infants, the possibility of a urinary tract infection may be overlooked.[ucsfbenioffchildrens.org] Constitutional symptoms, such as fever, nausea, and anorexia, are rare or mild.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Hepatitis G

    Logistic regression was used to estimate the OR for a positive HGV/GBV-C test result associated with STD exposure, after adjustment for confounding variables.[cid.oxfordjournals.org] Symptoms can return over the following 6 - 9 months and include: Fatigue Fever Abdominal pain Nausea Diarrhea Appetite loss Depression Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and[disabled-world.com] For those who do develop symptoms of viral hepatitis, the most common are flu- like symptoms including: Loss of appetite Nausea Vomiting Fever Weakness Tiredness Aching in[medicinenet.com]

  • 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] […] infections in 3,789 people tested; 8% of those with HIV infection were acutely infected (antibody findings negative, antigen findings positive).[reference.medscape.com] […] of appetite, weight loss, a sore throat, sores in the mouth, joint or muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, diarrhea, fatigue, night sweats, nausea and vomiting, headache, or[archive.org]

  • 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 most common side effects seen in the studies of Truvada as PrEP include headache, nausea, vomiting, rash and loss of appetite.[aidsinfonet.org] Symptoms of acute HIV infection can include: rash fever chills headache fatigue sore throat night sweats loss of appetite ulcers that appear in the mouth, esophagus, or genitals[healthline.com]

  • Gram-Negative Pneumonia

    […] then lead me to get tested for STD's.[healthquestions.medhelp.org] Gastrointestinal upset, such as diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting or loss of appetite/anorexia, may occur.[patient.info] Often a prodrome of additional nonspecific symptoms will precede the fever; chills, anorexia, headache, weakness, cough, sore throat, dizziness and muscle pains are just some[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Primary Herpes Simplex Infection

    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] Toddlers with primary herpes experience fever, malaise, loss of appetite, and severe intraoral pain. Increased salivation and foul breath may also be present.[dentalresource.org] Children may present with extensive erythema, drooling, bad breath, and anorexia.[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu]

  • Meningovascular Syphilis

    Tests for STD showed positive VDRL, TPHA and anti-HIV result.[file.scirp.org] Fever, loss of appetite, nausea, and fatigue are common.[merckmanuals.com] A positive serologic test for syphilis is the only evidence of infection during latent syphilis.[www2a.cdc.gov]

  • Syphilitic Meningitis

    Providers should consider screening patients with syphilis for other STDs, based on risk.[std.uw.edu] He was well until 6 weeks prior to evaluation when he sustained minor head trauma in an automobile accident, followed by intermittent headaches, fatigue, photophobia, and anorexia[doi.org] Patients may also present with various constitutional symptoms such as headache, fever, malaise, nausea, anorexia, and low-grade fever. (5)(14)(15) Circulating immune complexes[emdocs.net]

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