Between the cause of prolonged flu fever is an infection caused by bacteria called mycoplasma. Mycoplasma are bacteria that commonly infect human Airways. It spread through air drops from patients suffering from these infections.
It is also happy to spread, especially in areas that have many human beings at a time such as care centres and colleges. These bacteria just show symptoms after a week to four weeks are in the body of the patient.
It usually begins with a fever, flu, body pains, joint pain, headaches and coughing. In most cases, these infections will end in three to five days only.
But for patients, especially children and the elderly, germs spread quickly, resulting in prolonged fever. Patients began experiencing cough with phlegm, breath sounds and is sometimes suffocating.
Shortness of breath occurs due to an infection that spreads from the cavity on the respiratory lung patients. They cause an infection or inflammation of the lungs, called pneumonia.
Almost 40 per cent of patients infected with mycoplasma tend to get infected lung.Sign of infection is a fever that become too hot and coughing with phlegm. For children, they began to lose appetite and sometimes vomiting.
In most infections, patients can be treated as an outpatient where drugs and also appropriate antibiotics are given to a patient to kill mycoplasma. If antibiotics are not appropriate given, infection spread and finally happened pneumonia (pneumonia).
If body temperature becomes increasingly difficult to control, the patient needs to be hospitalized, where liquid intravena will be given other drugs suitable injection to control infection and treating pneumonia.
Inspection at the clinic can determine whether a patient is suffering from lung infection or not. Blood tests can determine the rate of infection and blood tests to confirm whether the patient has infection mycoplasma or not.
This test can be done at the hospital. X radiation screening lung can help confirm the infection. Case of death for the mycoplasma infection very few.
However, it is important to control the infection and the patient's body temperature, especially children, to avoid complications due to high temperature such as fever convulsions.
It is important that patients taken to hospital if fever and cough lasting even after given antibiotics by the clinic. At this time, there is still no vaccine to mycoplasma infection. | myTontolou