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Forgileills diseases

Forgileill was exposed to any number of diseases in Western Immorean. As Sythyss, none of the symptoms manifest. However, with her return to Oerick and restoration to life, the diseases that she has carried within herself have now manifest themselves; advanced to the point that they would have reached, had she been exposed as a normal living person.

For the last year she has been in constant exposure to Tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases that would have resulted in productive, prolonged coughing episodes of more than three weeks duration, chest pain, and coughing up blood. Systemic symptoms include fever, chills, night sweats, appetite loss, weight loss, and easy fatigability. However, being undead, she only has to breathe to speak or sing and when engaging in close personal contact. Therefore, for a lot of the time, she just has not been breathing. Hence you stood a much higher chance of not contracting any of these ailments.

This lack of use would normally have resulted in a weakened chest (plural walls, diaphragm etc [-50 to breathing]). However the occasional use has kept things in (mostly) working order, so her ability to breathe is not so badly affected [-20 to breathing].

This pattern of infection holds for all the other diseases that she has contracted. Some are sexually transmitted ‘lifestyle’ ailments from when she was Sythyss under control of Pelyth Rhysslyr. Others are environmental hazards from living in Filcher’s Crossing.

Chlamydia

She has had Chlamydia for about eighteen months. This has developed into pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a generic term for infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries. PID can cause scarring inside the reproductive organs, which can later cause serious complications, including chronic pelvic pain, difficulty becoming pregnant, ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, and other dangerous complications of pregnancy.

The immediate symptoms that Forgileill experiences are unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge, pain in the abdomen, fever, painful urination and the urge to urinate more frequently than usual.

Eighteen months incubation, -150 to RR vs disease. Bleeding 2 hits/rd, Chronic Pain -20 to all activity, immediate bladder vacation.

Hepatitis C

Forgileill has had Hep C for over a year (ie was still with Pelyth Rhysslr when she contracted it). Symptoms specifically suggestive of liver disease are typically absent until substantial scarring of the liver has occurred. Hepatitis C is a systemic disease and Forgileill experiences crippling debilitating illness at the onset of advanced liver disease. This manifests as immediate fatigue, flu-like symptoms, muscle pain, joint pain, intermittent low-grade fevers, itching, sleep disturbances, abdominal pain (especially in the right upper quadrant), appetite changes, nausea, dyspepsia, cognitive changes, depression, headaches, and mood swings.

Her chronic hepatitis C has progressed to cirrhosis. Signs and symptoms are now appearing that are generally caused by either decreased liver function or increased pressure in the liver circulation, a condition known as portal hypertension. She is immediately stricken with symptoms of liver cirrhosis including ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen), bruising and bleeding tendency, bone pain, varices (enlarged veins, especially in the stomach and esophagus), fatty stools (steatorrhea), jaundice, and a syndrome of cognitive impairment known as hepatic encephalopathy.

Twelve months incubation, -90 to RR Vs Disease. Fatigue (-10 to all activity) muscle, joint and abdominal pain (-30 to all activity) Concentration problems and headache (-25 to all mental activity). Oh, and not happy either.

Hepatic encephalopathy

This is a complication of cirrhosis of the liver and its resultant portal hypertension, toxic substances accumulate in the blood and impair the function of brain cells. Signs can include impaired cognition, a flapping tremor (asterixis), and a decreased level of consciousness.

Six months incubation, -50 to RR vs disease. Loss of fine motor control of her hands (-20 to all manual handling activity). Subdued mental functionality (-25 to all mental activity)

Cholera

She was exposed to Cholera in Filcher’s Crossing. However, the disease does not begin to take hold for a long time as she doesn’t actually imbibe that much infected water. Symptoms include a productive, prolonged cough of more than three weeks duration, chest pain, and coughing up blood. Systemic symptoms include fever, chills, night sweats, appetite loss, weight loss, and easy fatigability. None of these manifest itself at the time, due to her status as one of the undead.

The infection has spread out of her lungs and into extrapulmonary sites including the pleura, central nervous system in (meningitis), lymphatic system in (scrofula of the neck), genitourinary system in urogenital tuberculosis, and bones and joints (Pott's disease) of the spine. Extrapulmonary forms are more common in immunosuppressed persons such as the people she has been living with.

Twelve months mild exposure, -50 to RR vs Disease. Acute onset of fever 20 concussion hits. Fatigued –10 to all activity. –15 to breathing, -25 to mental activity. Chronic pain in bones and joints –30 to all activity.

Typhoid

As with Cholera, her period of exposure was brief and recent. However, the incubation period is less than twenty days. After infection, symptoms include:

  • a high fever from 39 °C to 40 °C (103 °F to 104 °F) that rises slowly
  • chills
  • bouts of sweating
  • bradycardia (slow heart rate)
  • coughing
  • pulse becomes weak and rapid
  • In 2nd phase, constipation is replaced by severe pea-soup-like diarrhea; feces may also contain blood.
  • weakness
  • headaches delusions and confusion
  • myalgia (muscle pain), not to be confused with the more severe muscle pain in Dengue fever, known as "Breakbone fever."
  • lack of appetite
  • stomach pains
  • a rash of flat, rose-colored spots called "rose spots"
  • in some cases, loss of hair resulting from the prolonged high fever
  • intestinal perforation or hemorrhage,

Twelve months mild exposure, -50 to RR vs Disease. -50 to all activity. –25 to mental activity. Sudden onset of symptoms 30 concussion hits.

Scurvy

With the exception of the traces of Vitamin C that there are in blood, she has also had no Vitamin C for over two years. Untreated scurvy is always fatal. However, all that is required for a full recovery is the resumption of normal vitamin C intake. Additionally, being one of the undead has prevented the catastrophic onset of this ailment. Scurvy leads to the formation of liver spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from all mucous membranes. The spots are most abundant on the thighs and legs, and a person with the ailment looks pale, feels depressed, and is partially immobilised.

Time in excess of two years exposure. Bleeding 2/rd from nose and throat, 2/rd inside the oesophagus, 2/rd in each lung and additional 2/rd from other mucous membranes. Immediate –100 to all physical activity. Additional –10 to activity each ten minutes until dead. Teeth fall out after two hours as gums shrink.


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