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Stealth Infection and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome

Stealth Infection and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome – Part 1

Infectious States

When a microorganism invades an individual, physiologic changes such as fever, elevated white blood cell count, and positive x-ray findings typically manifest. This is what we commonly call an active infection, and most agree that antibiotic treatment is required. Sometimes lesser symptoms present themselves and exist over a longer period of time. These include enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, persistent cough, and low-grade fever. Patients with these subtle signs and symptoms fall classically in a state of subclinical infection, and would still be treated with antibiotics.

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Stealth Infection and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome – Part 2

Diagnosis of Stealth Infections

Due to the mysterious stealth nature of these infections, they are often hard to diagnose. By definition, they are not detectable by typical means. Certain viruses and bacteria may be found via highly specialized cultures and assays. However, more often than not, a diagnosis is made via clinical judgment. Experienced and astute physicians on the lookout will be able to piece together the subtle signs and symptoms and come to a definitive most probable cause. It is often a diagnosis by exclusion.

Let us look at some specific stealth Infections from well-known pathogens.....

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CC thanks again for posting and sorry again you haven't had any replies.


Hi Clutter, I remember posting this one, no replies but hopefully members will have found it of interest.


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