Fever, Sore throat, Swollen lymph nodes: 14 Possible Causes
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What causes fever, sore throat and swollen lymph nodes? 14 possible conditions

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

1

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. This common condition is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria.

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2

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis can occur at any age and is a common childhood ailment. It is most often diagnosed in children from preschool age through their midteens.

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3

Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx, which is in the back of the throat. It's most often referred to simply as "sore throat" and is very common.

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4

Acute HIV Infection

Acute HIV infection occurs soon after someone is infected with HIV. Learn about acute HIV infection symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

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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

Laryngitis

Laryngitis is when your voice box or vocal cords become inflamed from overuse, irritation, or infection. It comes in both acute and chronic forms.

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7

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare but serious illness that causes heart problems in children. It is a form of a condition called vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels). The blood vessels include arteries, veins, an...

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8

AIDS

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

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9

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, more than 36,000 cases of syphilis wer...

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10

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a parasite. This parasite, called Toxoplasma gondii, can be found in cat feces and in undercooked meat.

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11

Adult-Onset Still's Disease

Adult-onset Still's disease is an inflammatory condition causing swelling in joints, tissues, organs, and lymph nodes. Read more on this rare disease.

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12

Weils Disease

Weil's disease is a severe form of the bacterial infection leptospirosis. Learn how to lower your risk of getting this potentially life-threatening illness.

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13

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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14

West Nile Virus Infection (West Nile Fever)

Spread by mosquitos, West Nile virus symptoms can vary in severity. Diarrhea and abdominal pain usually appears within two weeks of infection.

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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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