Chills

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Chills are feelings of coldness accompanied by shivering. Chills typically arise in one of two situations: as an accompaniment to fever and after exposure to a cold environment. Essentially any condition that may produce fever (including infections and cancers) can result in chills along with fever. Exposure to a cold environment can result in chills. With prolonged exposure to cold, serious injuries related to hypothermia (a lowered core body temperature) can result.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/28/2012

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REFERENCE:

Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.


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