Pediatric Influenza Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 23, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Accurately diagnosing influenza A or B infection based solely on clinical criteria is difficult because of the overlapping symptoms caused by the various viruses associated with upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). In addition, several serious viruses, including adenoviruses, enteroviruses, and paramyxoviruses, may initially cause influenzalike symptoms.

Differential Diagnoses