Symptom: Fever


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Fever: Raised body temperature usually with other symptoms.
Introduction: A fever usually means the body has raised its temperature to fight an infection or condition. The most common causes are infectious viruses such as cold or flu. Also possibilities include gastroenteritis, hepatitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, otitis media, urinary tract infections, measles, roseola, prostratitis, mononucleosis, dental abcess, TB, and drug reactions. The most common causes of fever in children include cold, flu, otitis media, throat infection, UTI, or roseola, but there are numerous other possibilities. Less commonly, fever can be caused by extremely serious conditions such as meningitis, meningococcal disease, and others.

Chronic cases of mild fever can indicate various conditions. Some possibilities are hepatitis, tuberculosis, lymphoma, and reactions to drugs (so-called drug fever). But there are many other possibilities and there is a long list of conditions with fever as a symptom. For comparison, see the list of conditions with cold-like symptoms or flu-like symptoms.


Detailed cause information for symptom: Fever:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Fever (166 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Fever (21 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Fever (279 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Fever (8 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Fever condition information
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Fever: chills (91), FUO (5)
    Symptoms related to Fever: flu-like symptoms (44), cold-like symptoms (35), headache (189), cough (87), chills (91), night sweats (11), cold sweats (15)
    Fever type of: Common symptoms (662), Temperature symptoms (274), Sick (464)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Fever: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Fever as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Fever: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Fever as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
    • Certain antibiotics
    • Sulfa
    • Antihistamines
    • Barbiturates
      • Phenobarbital
      • Seconal
      • Nembutal
      • Tuinal
    • High blood pressure drugs
      • Hydralazine (Apresoline)
      • Methyldopa (Aldomet)
      • Thiazide diuretics
      • Hydrodiuril
      • Esidrix
      • Dyazide
      • Maxzide
      • Moduretic

    Conditions listing symptoms: Fever: The following list of conditions have 'Fever' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Abscess ... fever
  • Actinymycosis ... fever
  • Acute Appendicitis ... low fever
  • Acute bacterial prostatitis ... fever, chills
  • Acute Bronchitis ... fever
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ... fever
  • Acute Pancreatitis ... fever
  • Acute rheumatic fever ... fever
  • Addison's Disease ... coldness
  • African Sleeping sickness ... Fever
  • Agranulocytosis ... fever
  • Alcoholic liver disease ... fever
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis ... low-grade fever
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... fever
  • Amebic dysentery ... high fever, chills
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis ... fever
  • Anthrax ... fever, mild fever
  • Arthritis ... fever
  • Ascariasis ... fever

    B

  • Barmah Forest virus ... mild fever
  • Blastomycosis ... fever, chills
  • Boil ... fever
  • Bornholm disease ... fever
  • Brain abscess ... fever
  • Brainerd diarrhea ... fever
  • Breast abscess ... fever
  • Bronchiolitis ... fever, mild fever
  • Bronchitis ... fever, mild fever
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia ... fever
  • Brucellosis ... fever, relapsing cycles of fevers
  • Bubonic plague ... high fever, chills
  • Bursitis ... fever

    C

  • Campylobacter food poisoning ... fever
  • Cat scratch disease ... fever, mild fever
  • Cellulitis ... fever, chills
  • Chagas disease ... Fever, High fever, mild fever
  • Chemical pneumonia ... fever
  • Chickenpox ... fever
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae ... no fever, mild fever
  • Cholangitis ... fever
  • Cholecystitis ... fever
  • Cholera ... cold skin
  • Chronic Bronchitis ... mild fever
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease ... fevers
  • Cluster headache ... mild fever
  • Coccidioidomycosis ... fever
  • Common cold ... high fever, mild chills, mild fever
  • Congenital syphilis ... fever
  • Crohn's disease ... fever
  • Croup ... fever
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis ... fever
  • Cryptosporiosis ... mild fever
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome ... fever
  • Cyclosporiasis ... low-grade fever
  • Cystitis ... fever, chills
  • Cytomegalovirus ... fever

    D

  • Dehydration ... High fever
  • Delirium ... fever
  • Dengue fever ... High fever
  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever ... fever
  • Dental abscess ... fever
  • Dermatomyositis ... low-grade fever
  • Diabetes Insipidus ... fever
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... feeling cold
  • Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli ... no fever, fever
  • Diphtheria ... high fever, low-grade fever
  • Diverticular Disease ... fever, chills
  • Dracunculiasis ... fever
  • Dry socket ... fever
  • Dysentery ... fever

    E

  • E-coli food poisoning ... mild fever (or no fever)
  • Earache ... feverishness
  • East African Trypanosomiasis ... Fever
  • Ebola ... high fever
  • Ecstasy ... high temperature
  • Ectopic pregnancy ... cold skin
  • Ehrlichiosis ... fever
  • Encephalitis ... sudden fever, mild fever
  • Endocarditis ... fever, high fever, chills
  • Endometritis ... fever
  • Enterocolitis ... fever
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli ... Fever, chills
  • Enteroviruses ... fever
  • Epididymitis ... fever
  • Epiglotitis ... high fever
  • Erythema nodosum ... fever
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 ... little or no fever
  • Ewing's sarcoma ... high temperature
  • Exfoliative dermatitis ... fever, feeling cold

    F

  • Fascioliasis ... fever
  • Favism ... fever
  • Flu ... fever, chills
  • Food poisoning ... fever
  • Fungal meningitis ... fever

    G

  • Gallstones ... fever, chills
  • Gangrene ... fever, local coldness
  • Gastritis ... fever
  • Gastroenteritis ... fever
  • Gastrointestinal Anthrax ... fever
  • Genital herpes ... low-grade fever
  • Giardia ... fever
  • Glanders ... fever
  • Glomerulonephritis ... fever
  • Gonorrhea ... fever

    H

  • Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease ... mild fever
  • Headache-free migraine ... fever
  • Heat exhaustion ... cold skin
  • Heatstroke ... high body temperature
  • Hemophilus influenzae B ... fever
  • Hepatitis ... fever, mild fever, chills
  • Hepatitis A ... fever
  • Hepatitis B ... fever
  • Hepatitis C ... fever
  • Hepatitis D ... fever
  • Hepatitis E ... fever
  • Hepatitis X ... fever
  • Hepatoma ... fever
  • Hernia ... fever
  • Herpes stomatitis ... high fever
  • Histoplasmosis ... fever
  • HIV/AIDS ... fever, frequent low-grade fevers
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... Pel-Ebstein fever, recurring intermittent fever, Unexplained recurrent fevers
  • Hypoglycemia ... feeling cold
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... feeling cold

    I

  • Interstitial lung disease ... fever
  • Invasive candidiasis ... Fever, chills

    J

  • Japanese encephalitis ... fever, high fever
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... high fever

    K

  • Kawasaki disease ... fever
  • Kidney Cancer ... Recurrent fevers, fever
  • Kidney stones ... fever, chills
  • Krabbé Disease ... unexplained fevers

    L

  • Laryngitis ... fever
  • Lassa fever ... fever, chills
  • Legionnaires' disease ... fever, chills
  • Leishmaniasis ... fever
  • Leptospirosis ... Fever, high fever, chills
  • Leukemia ... Fever, chills
  • Listeriosis ... fever, chills
  • Liver abscess ... fever
  • Liver cancer ... Fever
  • Lung abscess ... fever, chills
  • Lung cancer ... fever
  • Lupus ... Fever, unexplained fever, chills
  • Lyme disease ... fever, chills
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis ... fever
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum ... fever
  • Lymphoma ... fever

    M

  • Malaria ... Fever, High fever, Chills
  • Marburg virus ... fever, chills
  • Mastitis ... high fever, mild fever, chills
  • Mastoiditis ... high fever
  • Measles ... high temperature, high fever
  • Melioidosis ... high fever, irregular fever, chills, chills
  • Meningitis ... Fever, High fever
  • Meningococcal disease ... Fever, High fever
  • Mesenteric Adenitis ... mild fever
  • Middle ear infection ... Fever
  • Mononucleosis ... fever
  • Mumps ... fever, chills
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae ... fever

    N

  • Naegleria ... fever
  • Necrotizing fasciitis ... fever
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome ... high fever
  • Neutropenia ... fever
  • Nocardiosis ... fever
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... Unexplained fever
  • Norwalk-like viruses ... low-grade fever

    O

  • Oophoritis ... fever
  • Oral thrush ... low-grade fever
  • Osteoarthritis ... fever
  • Osteomyelitis ... fever, mild fever
  • Ovarian cysts ... fever

    P

  • Pancreatitis ... fever
  • Panic attack ... Chills
  • Panic disorder ... Chills
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease ... fever
  • Pericarditis ... fever
  • Peritonitis ... high fever, chills
  • Pernicious anemia ... fever
  • Pharyngitis ... fever
  • Pheochromocytoma ... cold skin
  • Plague ... fever, high fever, chills, chills, chills
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia ... High fever
  • Pneumonia ... High fever, Chills
  • Pneumonic plague ... fever, chills
  • Polio ... fever, mild fever
  • Polyarteritis nodosa ... fever
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica ... fever
  • Pontiac fever ... fever
  • Porphyria ... fever
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis ... fever, chills
  • Prostatitis ... fever, chills
  • Psittacosis ... fever, chills
  • Puerperal fever ... fever
  • Pulmonary Anthrax ... mild fever
  • Pulmonary embolism ... fever
  • Pyelonephritis ... fever, chills

    Q

  • Q fever ... chills, high fevers
  • Queensland tick typhus ... fever
  • Quinsy ... high fever

    R

  • Rabies ... Fever, feverishness
  • Reiter’s syndrome ... fever, chills
  • Relapsing fever ... fever, chills
  • Renal carbuncle ... fever, chills
  • Renal colic ... fever, chills
  • Renal tuberculosis ... fever, chills
  • Respiratory diphtheria ... low-grade fever
  • Respiratory syncytial virus ... fever
  • Rheumatic fever ... fever
  • Rheumatoid arthritis ... occasional fever
  • Rift Valley Fever ... fever, hemorrhagic fever
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... fever, chills
  • Roseola infantum ... sudden high fever
  • Ross River virus ... mild fever
  • Rubella ... high fever, mild fever

    S

  • Salmonella enteritidis ... fever
  • Salmonella food poisoning ... fever
  • Salpingitis ... fever
  • Sandfly fever ... fever, chills
  • Sarcoidosis ... fever
  • SARS ... high fever, chills
  • Scarlet fever ... high fever, chills
  • Schistosomiasis ... Fever, chills
  • Scrub typhus ... fever
  • Septicemia ... high fever, chills
  • Serum sickness ... mild fever
  • Shigellosis ... fever
  • Shingles ... mild fever, chills
  • Shock ... cold skin
  • Sickle Cell Anemia ... fever
  • Sinusitis ... Fever
  • Slap-cheek syndrome ... low fever
  • Small Intestine Cancer ... fever
  • Strep throat ... fever
  • Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome ... fever, chills
  • Stroke ... fever
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage ... fever
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis ... fever
  • Syphilis ... fever, mild fever
  • Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis ... high fever

    T

  • Teething ... mild fever
  • Temporal arteritis ... fever
  • Testicular torsion ... fever
  • Tetanus ... fever, high fever, chills
  • Thyroiditis ... mild fever
  • Tonsilitis ... fever
  • Tooth abscess ... fever
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome ... Fever, High fever, Chills
  • Toxocariasis ... Fever
  • Toxoplasmosis ... fever, Mild fever, chills
  • Traveler's diarrhea ... fever
  • Trichinosis ... high fever, chills
  • Tuberculosis ... fever, chills
  • Typhoid fever ... fever, stepladder temperature, high fever, chills
  • Typhus ... high fever, chills

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... fever, high fever
  • Urethral syndrome ... no fever
  • Urinary stones ... fever
  • Urinary tract infections ... fever
  • Urinary tract infections (child) ... fever

    V

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus ... fever, chills
  • Vibrio vulnificus ... fever, chills
  • Viral gastroenteritis ... fever
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers ... high fever
  • Viral Hepatitis ... mild fever
  • Viral meningitis ... Fever, High fever

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... fever
  • Weil's syndrome ... Fever, high fever, chills
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy ... cold skin
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome ... cold skin
  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... Fever
  • West Nile fever ... fever
  • Whitlow ... fever
  • Whooping Cough ... fever, mild fever
  • Wilms' tumor ... fever

    Y

  • Yaws ... fever
  • Yellow fever ... high fever
  • Yersiniosis ... fever
    Conditions listing complications: Fever: The following list of conditions have 'Fever' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    B

  • Bacteremia ... high fever
  • Brucellosis ... recurrent fevers

    E

  • Ehrlichiosis ... prolonged fever

    H

  • Herpes stomatitis ... very high fever

    M

  • Measles ... very high fever
  • Miscarriage ... high fever

    N

  • Non-Specific Urethritis ... fever

    S

  • Scrub typhus ... hemorrhagic fever

    Related medical articles for Fever:
  • Introduction: Fever
  • Basic Summary for Fever


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