Associated Conditions of Flu


About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Flu, and underlying causes may be causes of Flu, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Flu. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Flu. People with Flu may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Flu is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Flu as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Flu is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Flu is listed as a risk factor includes:

Last revision: May 30, 2003

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