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A 36-year-old male asked:

I am having flu like symptoms and what looks like a bite on my leg . i am having muscle and joint pains and been running a fever.can a bite cause this?

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
IT depends but...: if it's a tick bite and you have recently been in the woods (or backyard North Carolina) then it would explain your symptoms... of Lyme's disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Or it could all be a flu virus and incidental bite mark from a flea. Please get yourself checked out by healthcare provider.

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Last updated Oct 7, 2015

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