Causes of Chills

Causes of chills include:

Infectious Diseases: There are various diseases causing fever and chills, such as:

Almost any acute infection may elicit chills in its early stages (along with fever), so this is only the short list of possibilities.

Other Infections and Inflammations: Other types of infections of specific systems causing chills include:

Internal Organ Disorders: Infections with abscess or other inflammatory disorders of the internal organs causing chills include:

  • Lung abscess
  • Subdiaphragmatic abscess
  • Renal abscess
  • Perinephric abscess
  • Liver abscess
  • Cholangitis
  • Prostate abscess
  • Bile duct obstruction
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholangitis
  • Lymphangitis
  • Endocarditis (infectious)
  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Phlebitis
  • Diverticulitis

Brain Conditions: Some conditions of the brain and CNS may cause chills:

Systemic or Non-Infectious Diseases: Other non-infectious causes of chills include:

  • Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Ischemic bowel disease
  • Hemolytic Anemia

Non-Disease Causes: Non-disease causes of chills include:

Similar Symptoms: Other causes of chills from similar symptoms include the causes of these disorders:



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