A case of “proper” flu

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 05 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:37
  1. Nigel Williams, general practitioner (
  1. Sighthill Health Centre, Edinburgh

    A few months ago I developed some non-specific symptoms—fatigue, malaise, and fever. I told myself that it was “just a virus,” but as the weeks went by I began to worry. I scanned myself for other symptoms and identified nausea after meals, aversion to alcohol, and some vague gastrointestinal symptoms. …

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