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What causes chills? 77 possible conditions

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The Plague

The plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly. It's caused by poor sanitation, overcrowding, and large rodent populations.

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Weils Disease

Weil's disease is a severe form of the bacterial infection leptospirosis, which can lead to organ failure and bleeding. Symptoms include nausea, fever, headache, and jaundice.

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Colorado Tick Fever

Colorado tick fever is a viral infection transmitted through a bite from an infected tick. Learn about Colorado tick fever symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Adrenergic Bronchodilators Overdose

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

An adrenergic bronchodilators overdose is when you take too much of a certain kind of asthma medication.

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Q Fever

Q fever is an infection caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii. The bacteria are most commonly found in cattle, sheep, and goats.

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Hemolytic Anemia

When dying red blood cells outpace the bone marrow's production in a person, hemolytic anemia occurs. Hemolytic anemia can be extrinsic or intrinsic.

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Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a condition that occurs when your body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Major complications can result from this drop in temperature, including death. Hypothermia is particularly dangerou...

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Aseptic Meningitis

Aseptic meningitis is usually caused by a virus. Learn about aseptic meningitis symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

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Transfusion Reactions

A transfusion reaction is a rare condition that occurs when a person receives a transfusion with blood that is not matched to their blood type. This may cause symptoms such as back pain, fever, fainting, or dizziness.

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Discitis

Discitis, sometimes spelled diskitis, affects the discs between individual bones of the spine (vertebrae). Swelling in the small spaces between these bones (the intervertebral disc spaces) puts pressure on the discs an...

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Pyogenic Liver Abscess

A pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a pocket of pus in the liver. It can be life-threatening. Find out the causes and symptoms of PLA and how it's treated.

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Animal Bite

Learn what to do if a pet or a wild animal has bitten you.

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Tularemia

Tularemia is an infectious disease in wild rodents, squirrels, and rabbits. Humans can be infected if they're bitten. Learn how you can prevent it.

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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in childhood, although it can also occur in adults. ALL is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells in a part of the body begi...

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and blood-forming tissues. There are many types of leukemia, each affecting different kinds of blood cells. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is a cancer of th...

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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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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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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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