Symptom: Shivering

Shivering: Body or skin shaking or shivering symptoms
Introduction: Shivering refers to the shaking of the skin usually related to cold, or the perception of cold. A high fever can also give you the chills and cause shivering, despite a high body temperature, and there are numerous causes of fever. Other types of body motion that are not really "shivering" include tremor, trembling, twitches, spasms, seizures and so on. Shivering can be a symptom of serious medical conditions and needs prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Shivering:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Shivering (18 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Shivering (13 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Shivering: fever (279), cold sweat (0), tremor (0), trembling (44), twitches (9), chills (91), temperature sensitivity (17), hypothermia (4), coldness (0)
    Shivering type of: Chills (91)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

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

    Conditions listing symptoms: Shivering: The following list of conditions have 'Shivering' 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.


  • Febrile Seizures ... shuddering body
  • Frostbite ... shivering


  • Hypothermia ... shivering


  • Liver abscess ... shivering


  • Peritonitis ... shivering
  • Pneumonia ... shivering
  • Psittacosis ... shivering
  • Pyelonephritis ... shivering


  • Renal tuberculosis ... shivering
  • Rubella ... shivering


  • Sandfly fever ... shivering
  • SARS ... shivering
  • Septicemia ... shivering

    Last revised: Dec 5, 2003

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