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can the flu virus cause a swollen spleen

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: I don' t think that normally this should occur but if the illness affected the liver or brain, then i suppose an imbalence could occur.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No pain due to fever: Fever is part of the body's response to infection, mediated by the release of chemicals (cytokines) from inflammatory cells directed against the agent ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Many types: Every year the flu strain is different.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You may develop immunity to one or more types of influenza virus by having been infected or immunized, but this virus undergoes regular changes in its ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: Viral shedding in influenza will usually stop 7 days after the start of illness. In children the viral shedding can be somewhat longer.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Yearly vaccinations are the best way although they are not 100% effective. Avoid those people who are infected and frequent hand washings help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Many ways: Droplets.Someone coughs or sneezes in your vicinity and you inhale the virus.Hand touching is also a common method of transmission .Hand washing often ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The flu can be caused by different strains of influenza virus. That's why a flu shot has more than one type of attenuated strain. It is possible to ge ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Fever: Fever, cough, sore throat, generally not feeling well, achiness, being around those with flu. We see lots of colds that are actually flu. Kids do well ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Bottom line is that most people (but not all) recover from influenza without medical intervention. Some people do take antiviral medications in the f ... Read More

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