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Can viral fever cause joint pain?

Can viral fever cause joint pain?

Half of the patients who have viral fever are complaining of severe joint pain, doctors say. Patients are having a tough time because swollen joints and arthritis-like symptoms are more troublesome than running temperature, doctors say.

What is JRA?

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), often referred to by doctors today as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is a type of arthritis that causes joint inflammation and stiffness for more than six weeks in a child aged 16 or younger. It affects approximately 50,000 children in the United States.

How is JRA treated?

Methotrexate is usually the main DMARD doctors prescribe for JRA. Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, may help children with severe JRA. These drugs can help stop serious symptoms such as inflammation of the lining around the heart (pericarditis).

What causes a fever, headache and neck pain?

Aseptic meningitis, or viral meningitis, can cause fever, headaches, neck pain, nausea, and more. Osteoarthritis happens when the cartilage in your joints breaks down causing pain, stiffness, and swelling.

What causes fever, joint pain and sore throat?

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease and causes fever, joint pain, abdominal pain, rash, and more. Septic arthritis, a joint infection, causes severe pain, swelling, redness, and warmth in the joint and fever. Mononucleosis is a viral infection causing extreme fatigue, sore throat, fever, rash, muscle aches, and more.

Why do I have a fever and muscle aches?

Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, can cause fatigue, pale skin, weakness, dizziness, headache and more. Aseptic meningitis, or viral meningitis, can cause fever, headaches, neck pain, nausea, and more. Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection of the lungs causing muscle aches, fever, chest pain, cough, and more.

Why does a broken collarbone cause a fever?

Rheumatic fever Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease and causes fever, joint pain, abdominal pain, rash, and more. Broken (fractured) collarbone Broken collarbones are usually caused by a blow to the shoulder and causes pain and swelling in that area.