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How does dengue hemorrhagic fever lead to muscle pain?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Good question

I don't think the exact mechanism is known, but the body's immune response to the virus is responsible for most of the symptoms, .
Including the "bone-breaking" pain. In the hemorrhagic fever form, the prior exposure has already created antibodies against the virus and their levels are higher, leading to the bleeding complications.

In brief: Good question

I don't think the exact mechanism is known, but the body's immune response to the virus is responsible for most of the symptoms, .
Including the "bone-breaking" pain. In the hemorrhagic fever form, the prior exposure has already created antibodies against the virus and their levels are higher, leading to the bleeding complications.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mysositis

The dengue virus produces muscle inflammation which like any inflammatory process has pain as one of the major manifestations.

In brief: Mysositis

The dengue virus produces muscle inflammation which like any inflammatory process has pain as one of the major manifestations.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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