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Scarlet Fever Long-term Effects

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I had Scarlet Fever as a small child. Now, in m forties, whenever I have a fever from flu or food poisoning or whatever, I have a seizure. I'm wondering if these fever-related seizures could be a lingering long-term effect of the childhood illness. I don't have epilepsy, so I can't figure out what else the seizures could be about.
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replied September 14th, 2007
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i had a horrible case so SF when i was 13
i havent had anything happen to me since that me nor the doctors believe is from haveing SF
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replied September 14th, 2007
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Re: Scarlet Fever Long-term Effects
bevyofbeauty wrote:
I had Scarlet Fever as a small child. Now, in m forties, whenever I have a fever from flu or food poisoning or whatever, I have a seizure. I'm wondering if these fever-related seizures could be a lingering long-term effect of the childhood illness. I don't have epilepsy, so I can't figure out what else the seizures could be about.

Have you gone to any doctors about this? Seizures are a very serious medical condition.
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replied December 24th, 2009
Did you let your doctors know you had scarlet fever as a child? On-line research mentions that meningitis can be a long term effect - resulting in inflammation of brain and spinal cord. Ask your doctor about further testing - MR of brain and spinal cord. Though, if you have already had these tests to rule out epilepsy it may be a moot point.

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