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12 possible causes of "Shortness of breath, Joint pa..."
Symptoms:
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Loss of appetite
1. Cold and Flu Overview
Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...
Symptoms:
  • Low grade fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Dermatitis
  • Purple eyelids
2. Dermatomyositis
Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disease. It is an inflammatory myopathy, a condition that occurs when muscles become inflamed. It is one of only three known inflammatory myopathies. The most common symptom i...
Symptoms:
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting
3. Swine Flu
Swine flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, made headlines in 2009 when it was declared a pandemic (Dandagi & Byahatti, 2011). Pandemics are contagious diseases affecting people throughout the world or on multipl...
Symptoms:
  • Fatigue
  • Facial pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Anemia
4. Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes pain and stiffness in various parts of the body. Parts of the body commonly affected include the shoulders, neck, arms, thighs, and hips. This disorder i...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blindness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
5. Sarcoidosis
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease where granulomas (clumps of immune cells, usually macrophages) form in various organs. This causes organ inflammation. Doctors believe that sarcoidosis may be caused by an abnorma...
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Red throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Drooling
6. Polio
Polio (also known as poliomyelitis) is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than any other group...
Symptoms:
  • Groin lump
  • Neck lump
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
7. Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis, often called "mono," is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some peopl...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Tired
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Clubbing of toes
8. Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. This keeps the body from getting enough oxygen.
Symptoms:
  • Stiff neck
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain
9. Histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is a type of lung infection. It is caused by inhaling Histoplasma capsulatum fungal spores. Spores are found in soil and in the droppings of bats and birds. This fungus mainly grows in the central...
Symptoms:
  • Ataxia
  • Confusion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle stiffness
10. Legionnaires' Disease
Legionnaires' disease is a serious type of lung infection, or pneumonia. It is caused by bacteria called Legionella. The bacteria and the disease were named following an outbreak of the infection at a Philadelphi...

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