What Are The Causes Of Systemic Viral Infection?


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Robin Burden Profile
Robin Burden answered
Systemic viral infections can be triggered by a number of things.

The fact that a virus is deemed 'systemic' only serves to explain the scale at which a it could affect a person's body.

It has nothing to do with the actual cause of a condition.

How do people get systemic viral infections?
Systemic viruses are ones that target several different organs, or the body as a whole. (This is opposed to 'localized' infection where the virus targets a specific area.)

Asking, 'what causes systemic infection?' is a bit like asking, 'what makes people get sick?'. There are many possible answers, but not one definitive one.

The following are all examples of systemic infections:

  • AIDS is a systemic infection because - although the initial virus specifically targets the body's autoimmune system - the effects of a weakened immune system can have an impact on the entire system. The cause of AIDS is often contact with infected bodily fluids such as blood or semen.
  • Rubella is another example of a systemic infection. Although mainly affecting the respiratory tract and eyes, rubella can have a detrimental affect on someone's entire system. The cause of this virus is contagion through the inhalation of infected airborne moisture droplets.
Other examples of systemic viral infections include:

  • Chicken Pox
  • Shingles
  • Measles
  • Mumps
Amanda Wells Profile
Amanda Wells answered
It's called systemic because it may affect multiple organs of the body (i.e. The 'system').

It is caused by a virus entering the body, usually through the respiratory tract, and then travelling through the bloodstream and acting on other organs such as the liver, glands, spleen etc...
Muhammad Nadeem Profile
Muhammad Nadeem answered
It is a virus that causes systemic viral infection. Viral infection of internal body organs is called systemic viral infection. Virus can cause infection in brain, lungs, liver, and urinary tract etc.

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