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What are serious symptoms of adenovirus infection in children?

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Call the doctor right away if your child has any of these serious symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Swelling around his eyes
  • Fever that doesn't go away after a few days
  • Signs of dehydration, such as few tears or less wet diapers

From: What Are Adenovirus Infections? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Adenovirus Infections."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Adenovirus Infections in Children."

CDC: "Adenovirus," “Adenoviruses: Outbreaks.”

HealthyKids.org: "Adenovirus Infections."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Adenovirus Infections."

Boston Children's Hospital: "Adenovirus Infections in Children."

CDC: "Adenovirus," “Adenoviruses: Outbreaks.”

HealthyKids.org: "Adenovirus Infections."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 04, 2018

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