Symptom: Chills


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Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
Introduction: A person with severechills feels excessively cold and may be shivering, even when wrapped in blankets. Chills are often related to fever (where the body temperature is actually high), but may also be caused by low body temperature (hypothermia). Chills are a serious symptom needing prompt professional medical diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Chills:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Chills (20 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Chills (91 conditions)

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

    Types of Chills: temperature sensitivity (17), cold sweats (15), shivering (13)
    Symptoms related to Chills: fever (279), temperature sensitivity (17), cold sweats (15), shivering (13)
    Chills type of: Fever (279), Sweat symptoms (120)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

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

    Conditions listing symptoms: Chills: The following list of conditions have 'Chills' 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

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis ... chills
  • Addison's Disease ... coldness
  • Amebic dysentery ... chills
  • Anaphylaxis ... cold sweats

    B

  • Blastomycosis ... chills
  • Bubonic plague ... chills

    C

  • Cellulitis ... chills
  • Cholera ... cold skin
  • Ciguatera poisoning ... reversal of temperature sensation in their mouth
  • Common cold ... mild chills
  • Cystitis ... chills

    D

  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... feeling cold
  • Diverticular Disease ... chills

    E

  • Ectopic pregnancy ... cold skin
  • Endocarditis ... chills
  • Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli ... chills
  • Exfoliative dermatitis ... feeling cold

    F

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

    G

  • Gallstones ... chills
  • Gangrene ... local coldness

    H

  • Heart attack ... cold sweat
  • Heat exhaustion ... cold skin
  • Hepatitis ... chills
  • Hypoglycemia ... feeling cold
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... feeling cold
  • Hypothermia ... shivering

    I

  • Invasive candidiasis ... chills

    K

  • Kidney stones ... chills

    L

  • Lassa fever ... chills
  • Legionnaires' disease ... chills
  • Leptospirosis ... chills
  • Leukemia ... chills
  • Listeriosis ... chills
  • Liver abscess ... shivering
  • Lung abscess ... chills
  • Lupus ... chills
  • Lyme disease ... chills

    M

  • Malaria ... Chills
  • Marburg virus ... chills
  • Mastitis ... chills
  • Melioidosis ... chills
  • Menopause ... cold sweat
  • Mumps ... chills

    N

  • Neurotoxic shellfish poisoning ... temperature reversal

    P

  • Panic attack ... Chills
  • Panic disorder ... Chills
  • Perimenopause ... cold sweat
  • Peritonitis ... shivering, chills
  • Pheochromocytoma ... cold skin
  • Pituitary Cancer ... heat intolerance
  • Plague ... chills
  • Pneumonia ... shivering, Chills
  • Pneumonic plague ... chills
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis ... chills
  • Prostatitis ... chills
  • Psittacosis ... shivering, chills
  • Pyelonephritis ... shivering, chills

    Q

  • Q fever ... chills

    R

  • Rabies ... temperature sensitivity
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome ... temperature hypersensitivity
  • Reiterís syndrome ... chills
  • Relapsing fever ... chills
  • Renal carbuncle ... chills
  • Renal colic ... chills
  • Renal tuberculosis ... shivering, chills
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... chills
  • Rubella ... shivering

    S

  • Sandfly fever ... shivering, chills
  • SARS ... shivering, chills
  • Scarlet fever ... chills
  • Schistosomiasis ... chills
  • Septicemia ... shivering, chills
  • Shingles ... chills
  • Shock ... cold skin
  • Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome ... chills
  • Syringomyelia ... loss of temperature sensitivity

    T

  • Tetanus ... chills
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome ... Chills
  • Toxoplasmosis ... chills
  • Trichinosis ... chills
  • Tuberculosis ... chills
  • Typhoid fever ... chills
  • Typhus ... chills

    V

  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus ... chills
  • Vibrio vulnificus ... chills

    W

  • Wallenberg's Syndrome ... loss of temperature sensitivity
  • Weil's syndrome ... chills
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy ... cold skin
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome ... cold skin


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