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What are some other causes of fever?

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Although the most common causes of fever are common infections such as colds and gastroenteritis, other causes include:

Other causes of fever include:

  • Infections of the ear, lung, skin, throat, bladder, or kidney
  • Conditions that cause inflammation
  • Side effects of drugs
  • Cancer
  • Vaccines
  • Blood clots
  • Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hormone disorders such as hyperthyroidism
  • Illegal drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine

From: Fever Facts WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Fever.” 

National Cancer Institute: “Fever.”

Cunha, B.A. , December 2007. Infectious Disease Clinics of North American

KidsHealth.org: “Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Fever.” 

National Cancer Institute: “Fever.”

Cunha, B.A. , December 2007. Infectious Disease Clinics of North American

KidsHealth.org: “Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

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