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

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


Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an infection of the heart, normally caused by bacteria in the blood stream. It is a serious medical condition. If left untreated, the infection can damage your heart and may even cause death.

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Typhus fevers are caused by a bacteria that is transmitted by bites from fleas, ticks, mites, and other arthropods. Rash is a common symptom of typhus.

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Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. It's found mostly in Africa and South America. Symptoms of stage 3 yellow fever include abdominal pain, vomiting, and jaundice.

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Brucellosis is a rare disease usually spread through ingesting infected raw meat and unpasteurized milk. Back pain, lethargy, chills, and fever may occur and could lead to complications.

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