This initial acute illness may become more severe disease, including chronic and disseminated coccidioidomycosis. Acute coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) The initial form, or acute coccidioidomycosis is often mild, with few, if you experience any signs and symptoms, which appear 1-3 weeks after exposure. They tend to resemble those of the flu, and can range from mild to severe: • Temperature • Cough • Chest pain - ranging from a mild feeling of constriction to intense pressure resembling a heart
The Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is a rare autoimmune with an estimated annual incidence of one case per million per year. It is characterized by painful ophthalmoplegia (weakness of the eye muscles) and is caused by an idiopathic granulomatous inflammation of the cavernous sinus. While considered a benign condition, permanent neurologic deficits can occur, and relapses are common, often requiring prolonged immunosuppressive therapy. Tolosa-Hunt syndrome must be carefully differentiated from more malignant diagnoses, a mandate challenged by the lack of a specific diagnostic test abnormality. The Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is caused by an inflammatory process of unknown etiology.
Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis can develop lung diseases that affect their life. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “up to 80 percent of people with [rheumatoid arthritis] have some degree of lung involvement, which is usually not severe enough to cause symptoms.”  For instance, people who are at the last stage and have severe inflammation can develop a disease called pulmonary fibrosis, which is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for patients. Because this disease has no cure, it usually worsens the patient’s condition over time. Furthermore, rheumatoid arthritis can affect the heart when the inflammation damages the endothelial cells that cause the blood vessels to form plaques. These plaques block the blood vessels and cause heart attack and stroke for the
In the lungs the SLE can cause pleurisy (with or without fluid), inflammation, bleeding into the lungs, and blood clots. Lupus is chronic and diagnosis is complicated because patients have to meet certain criteria and because the symptoms very with each episode the disease can take years to diagnose.8 However, lupus is not deadly and most individuals who suffer with the disease live normal lives with minor
The appearance of that sores usually happens in 2 to 10 weeks following exposure, and chancres, another name for the sores, are red, oval, and painless. Therefore, most of the infected people are not aware of having that disease in its primary stage. The sores may develop into ulcers that secret uncolored, very infectious fluid. The lesions most of the time are healed without treatment in about six, or it will develop into the secondary
They are evidence of asbestos exposure. 2. Pleural disease - a slightly different form, with more severe thickening which can impair breathing. 3. Asbestosis - diffuse lung disease that is usually slowly progressive and can be fatal in the end-stage, causing respiratory failure.
Once someone is infected the typical symptoms of Cryptosporidiosis includes; watery diarrhoea, stomach cramps, bloating, vomiting, fever.  The majority of people recover without therapy however children, the elderly and the immune compromised are at risk. There is no known safe and effective therapy for gastroenteritis caused by cryptosporidium. Therefore since cryptosporidiosis is a self-limiting illness in individuals with weakened immune systems, then supportive care is the only treatment for the illness. However, if the patient’s symptoms are persistent and severe, specifically in the case of diarrhoea, then they require oral or IV rehydration as the diarrhoea is causing them to lose essential electrolytes, which can lead to further
Yerisinia Pestis, (commonly referred to as the “Black Plague”) is a virus that spreads through contact. The victims of the virus first would notice swelling under the armpits or in the groin, these sores can become as large as an apple or an egg. The sores begin to spread around the body and then change into a black or red colour. After a few days the host would develop a rash and pain all over the body. The victim would also develop a fever and become lethargic, however, they would find it almost impossible to sleep due to increasing pain.