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Doctor insights on: Does The Flu Cause Acute Myositis

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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9 yr old has benign acute myositis for the second time in a year. Both times while recovering from a virus. Could this indicate an ongoing condition?

9 yr old has benign acute myositis for the second time in a year. Both times while recovering from a virus. Could this indicate an ongoing condition?

Less likely: Myositis is a clinical diagnosis based on concurrent viral illness. fever is often associated with it. Acute onset, and recovery. Yes there are several viruses that can cause it, common ones being influenza this time of the year. Confirmation is by doing a CPK-MB fraction assay. Without such information recurrent episodes have to be looked at further. ...Read more

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Would the flu cause lots of diarreia and frequent falling?

Would the flu cause lots of diarreia and frequent falling?

Most likely: With the flu you tend to get nausea, diarrhea and anorexia. This all leads to dehydration with resultant unsteadiness with standing. Keep drinking fluid! ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

?: I don't think that the list of se includes neutropenia but someone who has neutropenia should not receive the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

See below: Tonsillitis is by definition, inflammation of the tonsils. Therefore, flu could cause the tonsils to become inflamed. ...Read more

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Could having the flu cause emotional changes?

I suppose so...: People are rarely happy when they have the flu. And they often feel like idiots for not getting the flu shot. I guess you could call those "emotional changes.". ...Read more

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Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Sure: True influenza is always caused by an influenza virus but there are lots of influenza-like viruses caused by other respiratory viruses and the stomach 'flu, not an influenza at all. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Myositis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, ...Read more