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Understanding the symptoms of the common cold and influenza.

Abstract

The common cold and influenza (flu) are the most common syndromes of infection in human beings. These diseases are diagnosed on symptomatology, and treatments are mainly symptomatic, yet our understanding of the mechanisms that generate the familiar symptoms is poor compared with the amount of knowledge available on the molecular biology of the viruses involved. New knowledge of the effects of cytokines in human beings now helps to explain some of the symptoms of colds and flu that were previously in the realm of folklore rather than medicine-eg, fever, anorexia, malaise, chilliness, headache, and muscle aches and pains. The mechanisms of symptoms of sore throat, rhinorrhoea, sneezing, nasal congestion, cough, watery eyes, and sinus pain are discussed, since these mechanisms are not dealt with in any detail in standard medical textbooks.

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    Common Cold Centre, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. eccles@cardiff.ac.uk

    Source

    The Lancet. Infectious diseases 5:11 2005 Nov pg 718-25

    MeSH

    Anorexia
    Chills
    Common Cold
    Cough
    Fever
    Headache
    Humans
    Influenza, Human
    Pharyngitis
    Sneezing

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16253889

    Citation

    Eccles, Ron. "Understanding the Symptoms of the Common Cold and Influenza." The Lancet. Infectious Diseases, vol. 5, no. 11, 2005, pp. 718-25.
    Eccles R. Understanding the symptoms of the common cold and influenza. Lancet Infect Dis. 2005;5(11):718-25.
    Eccles, R. (2005). Understanding the symptoms of the common cold and influenza. The Lancet. Infectious Diseases, 5(11), pp. 718-25.
    Eccles R. Understanding the Symptoms of the Common Cold and Influenza. Lancet Infect Dis. 2005;5(11):718-25. PubMed PMID: 16253889.
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