Infection of uncertain origin

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What is infection of uncertain origin?

An infection of uncertain origin refers to an illness that may include fevers, fatigue, vomiting and other flu-like symptoms characteristic of an infection but for which the underlying infectious agent (viral, bacterial or fungal) is unknown.

Common symptoms reported by people with infection of uncertain origin

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with infection of uncertain origin

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with infection of uncertain origin, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with infection of uncertain origin

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Acne breakout Brain fog 4 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness Headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Waking up during the night
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dry mouth Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 6 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 7 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Depressed mood (1) Insomnia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with infection of uncertain origin, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has infection of uncertain origin on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 7
30s 15
40s 28
50s 37
60s 38
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

76% Female
24% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 40
Not Diagnosed 11

These charts show data from infection of uncertain origin patients who have completed their condition history
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