Recurring fever can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose recurring fever, we could:
|Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)||2%||Ruled out|
|Lupus (SLE)||1%||Ruled out|
|Lyme Disease||1%||Ruled out|
|Gallbladder Disease||1%||Ruled out|
If you suffer from unexplained recurring fever, how would you rate its average severity?
Possible responses:→ Not applicable / don't know
→ Very mild, almost nothing
→ Mild - I can function normally with it
→ High - I can function but I would rather be in bed
→ Very high - I'm bedridden
Fever of more than 100F (38C) is reported by 90% of lupus patients.