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What causes chills? 77 possible conditions

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Septic Shock

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

Septic shock is a complication of an infection in which toxins can initiate a full-body inflammatory response and organ failure. Confusion, breathing problems, chills, and cold sweats.

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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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Yellow fever

Yellow fever is a serious, potentially deadly flu-like disease spread by mosquitoes. It's characterized by a high fever and jaundice. It isn't curable.

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Poisoning Due to Brown Spider Venom (Brown Recluse Spider Bites)

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

A bite from a brown recluse spider can be life threatening. Sweating and chills are two possible symptoms of poisoning by brown spider venom.

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Panic Disorder

Panic disorder occurs when you live in fear of a panic attack. You may be having a panic attack when you feel sudden, overwhelming terror with no obvious cause.

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Gout Overview

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood. When the concentration of uric acid gets too high, sharp urate crystals form and collect in the joints, causing swelling and intense pain.

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Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Chickenpox can live on in your nervous tissues.

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Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, a common condition in adult males. It is often caused by infection.

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Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)

A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Epididymitis

Epididymitis is inflammation of the epididymis, the tube located at the back of the testicles that stores and carries sperm. It's usually caused by a bacterial or sexually transmitted infection.

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Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that affects the throat and nose. Find information on diphtheria symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

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SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

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

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a particularly serious form of viral pneumonia. In addition to fever, dry cough, breathing problems, and several other symptoms, one symptom of SARS is a rash.

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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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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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Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is an infection that may develop after strep throat. It usually affects children between six and 15 years old. It can cause a rash that consists of small red bumps and feels like sandpaper.

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Salmonella Food Poisoning (Salmonella Enterocolitis)

Salmonella food poisoning is one of the most common types of food poisoning. The Salmonella bacteria live in the intestines of humans and animals.

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Parrot Fever (Psittacosis)

Parrot fever, also called parrot disease and psittacosis, is very rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been fewer than 50 confirmed cases per year in the United States sinc...

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Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

Coccidioidomycosis, also known as valley fever, is a fungal infection that starts in the lungs and can potentially spread to the rest of the body. Fever, chills and sweating are common.

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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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