Dr. Usha Jain is a medical director of the walk in medical center in Orlando. The Flu season is in the cold weather and patient comes with sudden onset of fever, chills and rigor means shaking of the body, headache and body ache along with cough and congestion. Dr. Jain saw a 2o year old patient who had all the above symptoms and also felt that he as run over by the truck.
Dr. Jain examined the patient and ordered blood tests, flu test and chest x-ray. The chest x ray was normal and flu test was negative.
Flu test can be false negative up to 50% time and also can be negative sometimes in first 24 to 48 hours. Dr. Jain treated her with the flu medicine and also antibiotics and the patient responded well.