Adenovirus infections can cause a range of symptoms depending on the type of virus and the affected individual’s overall health status. Some common symptoms of adenovirus infection include:
- Respiratory symptoms: Adenovirus infections can cause respiratory symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, and fever. These symptoms are often similar to those of a common cold or flu.
- Conjunctivitis: Adenovirus infections can cause pink eye or conjunctivitis, which is characterized by redness, swelling, and discharge from the eyes.
- Gastrointestinal symptoms: Adenovirus infections can cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.
- Skin rashes: Some types of adenovirus infections can cause skin rashes, which may be accompanied by fever and other symptoms.
- Urinary symptoms: Adenovirus infections can cause urinary symptoms such as pain during urination, frequent urination, and blood in the urine.
In rare cases, adenovirus infections can lead to more severe complications, especially in individuals with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS, cancer, or organ transplants. These complications can include pneumonia, meningitis, encephalitis, and even death.