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What is the difference between a viral infection and viral syndrome?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Definitive diagnosis

When someone is diagnosed with a viral infection, the exact virus causing the infection is known.
A viral syndrome is a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms which suggest that someone has been infected with a virus but no virus has been detected.

In brief: Definitive diagnosis

When someone is diagnosed with a viral infection, the exact virus causing the infection is known.
A viral syndrome is a constellation of clinical signs and symptoms which suggest that someone has been infected with a virus but no virus has been detected.
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