There are common symptoms associated with EV infections, which can vary among patients, and even in the same patient over time.
Enteroviruses are inhaled or ingested so they have a large impact on the respiratory tract and the digestive system.
Enteroviruses can also harm the muscles, the heart, pancreas, lungs, liver, spleen, colon, ovaries, testicles, thyroid, skin, and the central nervous system (brain).
Patients may experience some of these symptoms, or all of them at any point during a 1 month period.
Runny and stuffy nose
Sinus congestion and pain
Difficulty in swallowing
Loss of smell or taste
Shortness of breath
Upper and lower abdominal pain
Constipation or Diarrhea
Sudden weight loss, due to stomach problems
Sudden weight gain, due to inactivity
Headaches, many types or headache of a new kind
Psychological problems: Anxiety or Depression
Swollen Lymph Nodes in neck and armpits
Mental Fatigue when trying to concentrate
Short-term memory loss
Seizures (rare but can occur)
Body and Muscle Symptoms
Bone, muscle, and/or joint pain
Foot pain is quite common
Numbness in the limbs,
Muscle twitching and spasms
Chest pain, palpitations and tightness
Heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
Intermittent low grade fever
Reproductive irregularities and pain
Prostate issues and pelvic pain
Recurring yeast or bacterial infections
Adrenal surge or dysfunction
High or low cortisol levels
Herpangina (blisters or ulcers on roof of mouth)
Ulcers may form in throat
Females may have ulcers in vagina or cervix
Symptoms include but are not limited to: debilitating fatigue and post-exertional malaise, especially following minor activity. Mood swings, and a decreased libido (sex drive) can also be symptoms.
Symptoms can be cyclic, come and go, or worsen and improve. Chronic EV infections tend to worsen if patients are active, athletic, or stressed. If the same symptoms recur every month, an EV infection should be ruled out.
Enterovirus infections have a large economical and social impact, as many patients miss school and work from being too ill.
Diseases Associated with Enteroviruses can be ACUTE or CHRONIC.
Acute infections are generally mild and can be cleared by the immune system quickly. Chronic infections can last for years, and are hard to diagnose.
Enterovirus infections are RNA based, and they can trigger dormant DNA viruses to reactivate, such as HHV-6, Epstein Barr Virus, CMV, and the Shingles.
Relapse of symptoms often occurs after simple viral or bacterial infections, emotional stress, or exercise.
Vaccinations can cause self-limited, mild relapse in about half of the patients.
Misdiagnosing an EV infection can result in mistreatment, worsening of symptoms, and overall health.
Get Tested for both Echoviruses and Coxsackie viruses so you can achieve a full or partial recovery.