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1,417 Possible Causes for Patient Appears Acutely Ill, Positive STD Test, Subacute Clinical Course

  • 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 virus (HAV) causes an acute infection and is usually asymptomatic in children. When clinical manifestations appear, these include choluria, jaundice, and abdominal pain. Although infrequent, extra-hepatic manifestations related to HAV have been described, affecting the heart, bone marrow, blood vessels, and[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

    Missing: Subacute Clinical Course
  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer meet the metabolic demands of the body at normal physiologic venous pressures. Typically, the heart can respond to increased demands by means of 1 of the following: Increasing the heart rate, which is controlled by neural and humoral input Increasing[…][emedicine.com]

    Missing: Positive STD Test
  • Stroke

    Your doctor will diagnose a stroke based on your signs and symptoms, your medical history, a physical exam, and test results. Your doctor will want to find out the type of stroke you’ve had, its cause, the part of the brain that's affected, and whether you have bleeding in the brain. If your doctor thinks you’ve[…][nhlbi.nih.gov]

    Missing: Positive STD Test
  • Acute Pancreatitis

    Generally patients appear acutely ill and sweaty and report feelings of malaise, while about 20% experience upper abdominal distention attributable to gastric distention or[physio-pedia.com] […] may appear ill with MODS, or may initially appear well walled off necrosis acute necrotic collection that has persisted 4 weeks and developed a well-defined wall sterile[lifeinthefastlane.com] Along with pain, the disease also tends to cause nausea, anorexia, and vomiting in 90% of people with pancreatitis. [1] [6] Patients also display marked changes in appearance[physio-pedia.com]

    Missing: Positive STD Test
  • Exfoliation Syndrome

    To provide evidence for the hypothesis that dynamic iridolenticular contact predisposes to the development of glaucoma in exfoliation syndrome (XFS). We present four patients with bilateral XFS and unilateral exfoliation glaucoma (XFG) whose normotensive eyes had suffered traumatic loss of dynamic iridolenticular[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Positive STD Test