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What causes back pain, muscle pain and rash? 4 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Porphyrias

Porphyrias are rare types of genetic blood disorders in which patients have a defect in heme production, an important part of hemoglobin. Blisters are a sign of porphyria cutanea tarda, the most common type of porphyria.

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2

Typhus

Typhus is caused by bacteria transmitted by flea, mite, louse, or tick bites. Scratching the bite opens the skin and allows the bacteria to enter the bloodstream.

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3

Polio

Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system.

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4

West Nile Virus Infection (West Nile Fever)

Learn about the causes and symptoms of the West Nile virus.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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