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What causes transient flu-like symptoms rather than flu itself? An infection in body?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Mainly immune system

Though direct viral killing can occur, causing some of the sx, in response to infections from viruses, your body produces a lot of different proteins to help signal and coordinate your immune system to fight infection, and to create a hostile environment to the virus.
Examples includes interferon alpha/beta- this group of proteins can cause muscle aches, joint pain, and fever. Hope this helps.

In brief: Mainly immune system

Though direct viral killing can occur, causing some of the sx, in response to infections from viruses, your body produces a lot of different proteins to help signal and coordinate your immune system to fight infection, and to create a hostile environment to the virus.
Examples includes interferon alpha/beta- this group of proteins can cause muscle aches, joint pain, and fever. Hope this helps.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Mitchell Blass
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: So many things

There are literally hundreds of possibilities, if you have fever that persists despite antipyretics such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) or additional symptoms other than flulike illness, please seek the attention of a physician for a personal evaluation.

In brief: So many things

There are literally hundreds of possibilities, if you have fever that persists despite antipyretics such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) or additional symptoms other than flulike illness, please seek the attention of a physician for a personal evaluation.
Dr. Mitchell Blass
Dr. Mitchell Blass
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