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Old 01-07-2008, 07:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am wondering what para-flu is and if it can be a result of a flu shot. Our friends all got the flu shot, three days latter they all have para flu. Just wondering if it is a coincidence.

I also can't find what para-flu actually is. It is just a flu virus, right? Their ped told them it's not the flu, it's para flu.

Anyway, just wondering and hoping for some wisdom!
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paraflu is Parainfluenza (or Human parainfluenza virus). There are four types of parainfluenza (paraflu) that are associated with croup, bronchitis/pneumonia, upper/lower respiratory tract infections.

Paraflu and "the flu" are not the same thing. However, if their symptoms are flu-like it would NOT be paraflu. Paraflu tends to be respiratory infections and DOES NOT show flu-like symptoms.
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Okay, thanks, so they all have flu-like symptoms, but the little girl has croup, although the mom said she thought it was the flu.
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