Chest pain, Fever: 28 Possible Causes
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What causes chest pain and fever? 28 possible conditions

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

1

Chronic Bronchitis

Learn about the causes and treatment of acute bronchitis.

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2

Lung Cancer Overview

Lung cancer is a cancer that originates in the lungs. Lung cancer often goes undetected in the early stages, since symptoms don't usually present themselves until the advanced stages of the disease.

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3

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

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4

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is a complication of strep throat. If it's left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to your heart. Find out about symptoms and treatment.

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5

Infectious Mononucleosis

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, refers to a group of symptoms usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

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6

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. Read more on whom it affects and how to treat it.

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7

Pericarditis

Pericarditis is the inflammation of the sac that surrounds your heart. The sac is a double-layered membrane called the pericardium. The pericardium protects your heart and helps it function properly.Pericarditis can b...

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8

Myocarditis

Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. It is a rare condition that can be caused by any number of autoimmune diseases, viral, bacterial, or fungal infections, or parasites. When you have an infection or a...

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9

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer is a very aggressive form of lung cancer. Learn about small cell lung cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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10

Sarcoidosis

Learn about sarcoidosis and its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications.

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11

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects your spine. It causes severe inflammation of the vertebrae that might eventually lead to chronic pain and disability.

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12

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common form of lupus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause severe fatigue and joint pain. Learn more about it.

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13

Empyema

An empyema is a condition in which pus collects in the pleural space, which is the area between your lungs and the inner surface of your chest wall.

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14

Getting a Handle on Aspiration Pneumonia

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Aspiration pneumonia is an inflammation (usually due to an infection) of your lungs and bronchial tubes that occurs after you inhale foreign matter.

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15

Hernia

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are most common in th...

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16

Pulmonary Actinomycosis

Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare bacterial lung infection. It's also known as thoracic actinomycosis.

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17

Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) is the most serious form of alcohol withdrawal. It causes sudden and severe problems in your brain and nervous system. Approximately five percent of hospital patients being treated fo...

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18

Legionnaires' Disease

Legionnaires' disease is a severe type of pneumonia, or lung infection. Learn about its symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

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19

Anthrax

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Anthrax is a serious illness caused by a microbe called Bacillus anthracis that lives in soil. Read about the symptoms of anthrax.

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20

Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis is an infection, allergic reaction, or fungal growth caused by the Aspergillus fungus.

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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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