Symptom: Flu-like symptoms

Flu-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to flu including fever
Introduction: Flu-like symptoms appear like the flu (see symptoms of flu), which tends to be more severe than the similar cold-like symptoms. Flu-like symptoms may include fever, shivering, chills, malaise, dry cough, loss of appetite, and body aches. A runny nose or stuffy nose does not always occur with flu whereas it usually does for a common cold. This section lists conditions explicitly mentioned as having "flu-like symptoms" or similar phrasing; for specific information on individual symptoms see the information links for related symptoms.

The flu is not the only condition starting with flu-like symptoms. These symptoms are similar to the body's general method of reacting to a serious infection and are called "flu-like" simply because the flu is the most common of such infections. Numerous other conditions include other infectious viral conditions, initial phase HIV infection, viral hepatitis, food poisoning, lymphoma, leukemia, Lyme disease, and many others. The list of conditions with fever is much longer than those with the full list of flu-like symptoms.

Detailed cause information for symptom: Flu-like symptoms:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Flu-like symptoms (44 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Flu-like symptoms: respiratory symptoms (172), lung symptoms (123), fever (279), cough (87), headache (189), cold-like symptoms (35), sore throat (60), shivering (13), chills (91), loss of appetite (100), aches (58)
    Flu-like symptoms type of: Respiratory symptoms (172)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Flu-like symptoms: The following list of conditions have 'Flu-like symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


  • Blastomycosis ... flu-like symptoms
  • Bornholm disease ... flu-like symptoms
  • Brucellosis ... flu-like symptoms


  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... flu-like symptoms
  • Cat scratch disease ... flu-like symptoms
  • Chickenpox ... flu-like symptoms
  • Coccidioidomycosis ... flu-like symptoms
  • Cytomegalovirus ... flu-like symptoms


  • Enteroviruses ... flu-like illness


  • Food poisoning ... flu-like symptoms


  • Hepatitis ... mild flu-like symptoms
  • Hepatitis A ... flu-like symptoms
  • Hepatitis B ... flu-like symptoms
  • Hepatitis C ... flu-like symptoms
  • Hepatitis D ... flu-like symptoms
  • Hepatitis E ... flu-like symptoms
  • Hepatitis X ... flu-like symptoms
  • Histoplasmosis ... flu-like illness
  • HIV/AIDS ... flu-like symptoms
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... Flu-like symptoms


  • Legionnaires' disease ... flu-like symptoms
  • Leptospirosis ... flu-like symptoms
  • Leukemia ... flu-like symptoms
  • Listeriosis ... flu-like illness
  • Lyme disease ... flu-like symptoms
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum ... flu-like symptoms
  • Lymphoma ... flu-like symptoms


  • Mastitis ... flu-like symptoms


  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... Flu-like symptoms


  • Parainfluenza ... mild flu-like symptoms
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica ... flu-like symptoms
  • Puerperal fever ... flu-like symptoms


  • Reiterís syndrome ... flu-like symptoms


  • Salmonella food poisoning ... flu-like symptoms
  • Sandfly fever ... flu-like symptoms
  • SARS ... flu-like symptoms
  • Slap-cheek syndrome ... flu-like symptoms
  • Smallpox ... flu-like symptoms
  • Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome ... flu-like symptoms
  • Syphilis ... flu-like symptoms


  • Temporal arteritis ... flu-like symptoms
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome ... Flu-like symptoms
  • Tuberculosis ... flu-like symptoms


  • Weil's syndrome ... flu-like symptoms

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