"A case of Acute Intermittent Fever"

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Hello everybody, sharing a case of intermittent fever with a history of chronic Gastro-duodenal ulcer. Patient was Mr. X aged 37 years reported on Jun 2014. This was a unique experience.

Presenting complain – Low-grade fever resembling seasonal viral fever with common constitutional symptoms.

History – Patient was under my treatment since starting of 2014, but he had been suffering from long time before he reported to me. Complain was, very loud frequent eructation with frequent watery stool. Health was deteriorating. ENDOSCOPY revealed mild form of gastro-duodenal ulcer. But before Endoscopy he was given some medicines to get symptomatic relieve because the patient was delaying the examination. During the process of endoscopy, when it was told to the Doctor that already the patient had taken some Medicine, then the doctor doing the endoscopy told that the inflammation and ulcer might have been in a worse condition before taking that medicine than the picture which was visible to him in laboratory.

After getting the report, I advised the patient to visit to one of my known Gastroenterologist for a special consultation. The Gastroenterologist told me that nothing much serious is noted and I can continue my treatment. Patient's condition was improving hence treatment and observation continued further after proper analysis of the present and past histories.

Now let's discuss the part of Intermittent fever. The treatment regarding the gastro-duodenal ulcer was going smoothly, but after 10-12 days the acute fever aroused. As I mentioned above that the presenting complaint was simple fever with common constitutional symptoms, so I gave medicines accordingly. Patient responded, but not satisfactorily. After 4-5 days when condition was repeating Blood tests advised to exclude MP, Typhoid, but result was negative, Hb% was normal. Hence, treatment continued according to the status of the fever, but result was unsatisfactory. Blood tests done again with negative results, but some early sign of Hepatomegaly found on palpation. Patient condition was neither improved totally nor much degrading and in this way it became 20th day of fever. Blood tests done again, but result were negative. But this time noticeable hepato-splenomegaly observed on palpation with prominent episode of intermittent fever and lowered Hb%. This time I again decided to consult with the gastroenterologist to exclude anything serious related to the gastro-duodenal ulcer, but he denied any relation to that. He asked about blood tests and after knowing that the results were negative he told me that it is better to hospitalize and wrote in the prescription that Intermittent Fever with Hepato-splenomegaly. But the patient couldn't be hospitalized due to some unfavourable circumstances.

But in the meantime, as because it was a clear case of intermittent fever, I prescribed well selected Homoeopathic medicine with proper analysis of the intermittent fever episodes and got good result on the next day, i.e. a weaker episode of fever. So, hospitalization was cancelled (Though Hospitalization is good to treat these conditions) with the positive sign that the patient was able to eat at least something to maintain health and treatment continued. This time intermittent fever was controlled after three episodes. Patient was advised to take selective food items at minimum quantity and rest, to cope up with the gross pathological changes. The general health was improving gradually and the hepato-splenomegaly subsided within 10-12 days. Patient was advised to report for any discomfort.

Thanks to Dr. Hahnemann for postulating the great Homoeopathic Intermittent Fever treatment theory and thanks to the Senior Gastroenterologist for his guidance.

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