Chills, Fever, Unintentional weight loss: 15 Possible Causes
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What causes chills, fever and unintentional weight loss? 15 possible conditions

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

1

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly infectious disease that primarily affects the lungs. A severe and long-lasting cough, fever, and night sweats could indicate an active TB infection.

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2

AIDS

There are many symptoms of HIV/AIDS, including persistent skin rashes, night sweats, and mouth sores.

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3

Viral Gastroenteritis

Viral gastroenteritis, also known as the stomach flu, is caused by a number of different viruses. Its symptoms usually last for two to three days.

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4

Leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. There are several types of blood cells, including red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Generally, leukemia refers to cancers of the WBCs. Two types o...

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5

Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an infection in the heart valves or endocardium. It can lead to stroke and heart failure. Read about the symptoms and treatments.

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6

Endocarditis

Endocarditis, also known as infective endocarditis, is a condition in which your heart's inner lining is inflamed. Learn about causes and symptoms.

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7

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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8

Hodgkin's Disease

Learn more about a type of blood cancer called Hodgkin's disease (HD), including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

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9

Brucellosis

Brucellosis is a disease caused by bacteria from the genus Brucella. Learn more about how this condition is spread, symptoms, and treatment.

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10

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

Valley fever is an infection caused by the Coccidioides fungus. Learn about valley fever symptoms, causes, treatment, prevention, and more.

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11

Addisonian Crisis (Acute Adrenal Crisis)

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

An Addisonian crisis occurs when levels of cortisol suddenly drop. Learn more about an Addisonian crisis, including symptoms, risk factors, and treatment.

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12

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

Leukemia is a type of cancer that starts in the blood or blood-forming tissues. There are many different types of leukemia, and treatment is different for each one. Chronic leukemias are slower growing than acut...

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13

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

ALL is a cancer in your blood and bone marrow that occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control. Read more about this disease in children and adults.

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14

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Learn about your risk factors and treatment options.

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15

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a form of cancer that affects your lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Learn about symptoms and treatment.

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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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