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What causes arthralgia and myalgia in dengue ?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Viruses

There are four different but related viruses that cause dengue fever.
The viruses which cause fever, arthralgia, myalgia, and other symptoms (depending on which virus is present) are transmitted through mosquito bites.

In brief: Viruses

There are four different but related viruses that cause dengue fever.
The viruses which cause fever, arthralgia, myalgia, and other symptoms (depending on which virus is present) are transmitted through mosquito bites.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Dengue virus

There are 4 degue viruses.
They cause infection and this is the cause of the very severe joint and muscle aches which is worse than viral infection like the flu. They can damage the blood vessels and the clotting factors may not work and then there can be bleeding. Fever and rash can be part of the symptoms and a severe form is "hemorrhagic fever". It is an arbor virus spread by mosquitos.

In brief: Dengue virus

There are 4 degue viruses.
They cause infection and this is the cause of the very severe joint and muscle aches which is worse than viral infection like the flu. They can damage the blood vessels and the clotting factors may not work and then there can be bleeding. Fever and rash can be part of the symptoms and a severe form is "hemorrhagic fever". It is an arbor virus spread by mosquitos.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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