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17 Possible Causes for Patient Appears Acutely Ill, Positive STD Test

  • Gonorrhea

    The possibility that positive test results may be false should be considered when patients have unanticipated positive test results.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Next Steps After Testing Positive for Gonorrhea or Chlamydia Data and Surveillance California STD Data National STD Data Resources for Providers CDC Division of STD Prevention[cdph.ca.gov] Before conducting a follow-up of a positive STD-test result, public health professionals should consult the patient’s health-care provider if possible to verify the diagnosis[cdc.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] The antigen persists during the acute illness and usually clears from the circulation during convalescence.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The surface antigen appears in the sera of most patients during the incubation period, 2–8 weeks before biochemical evidence of liver damage or onset of jaundice.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A is a form of viral hepatitis, caused by the hepatitis A virus, a single-stranded, positive-sense, linear RNA enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family. The virus spreads by the fecal-oral route and infections often occur in conditions of poor sanitation. The incubation period usually lasts 2 to 6 weeks.[…][symptoma.com]

  • 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] A positive urinalysis is usually detection of about two to five leukocytes (white blood cells), about 15 bacteria per high-power microscopic field, and a positive nitrite[rxlist.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]

  • Gram-Negative Pneumonia

    […] then lead me to get tested for STD's.[healthquestions.medhelp.org] Tested positive for chlamydia. Husband tests negative but did admit he cheated on me 2 years ago.[healthquestions.medhelp.org] I tested positive for several bacteria infections including gram positive cocci 10,000-50,000, citrobactor 100,000, and Klebsiella pneumonia spp 100,000 in my urine which[healthquestions.medhelp.org]

  • 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] Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of the genital tract is one of the most common viral sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).[womenshealthsection.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] Specifically, the χ 2 test was used to compare the distributions of the various combinations of other positive test results that co-occurred with HGV/GBV-C PCR–positive results[cid.oxfordjournals.org] […] for an STD (the non-STD group).[cid.oxfordjournals.org]

  • 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] Seventy percent of the acute HIV infections were in people who were tested at STD clinics. [5] As of 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a roughly[reference.medscape.com]

  • Meningovascular Syphilis

    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] Patients with secondary syphilis should be tested for other STDs and for asymptomatic neurosyphilis.[merckmanuals.com]

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