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239 Possible Causes for Myalgia, Rigors and Chills

  • Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    Muscle cramps, musculoskeletal pain, creatine kinase elevations, and myalgia have been reported in up to 50% of patients during imatinib treatment 31, 33, 34 but were infrequent[bloodjournal.org] The most common side effects were myalgia(75%) and peripheral oedema(65%).[iasj.net] 15%; all but one event were grade 1/2), pleural effusion (4%), and muscle-related AEs (muscle spasms [3%], musculoskeletal pain [3%], creatine kinase elevations [2%], and myalgia[bloodjournal.org]

  • Pneumonia

    The elderly may present with mainly systemic complaints of malaise, fatigue, anorexia and myalgia.[patient.info] Symptoms and signs include malaise, fever, chills, rigor, cough, dyspnea, and chest pain.[msdmanuals.com] These studies should also consider a wider range of extra‐pulmonary clinical features, such as headache, diarrhea and myalgia.[doi.org]

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    (Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome-EMS).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Severe chills with violent shivering are called rigors.[en.wikipedia.org] Individuals with fibromyalgia (FM) and/or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) report arthralgias and myalgias.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acute Pyelonephritis

    Two patients discontinued ciprofloxacin because of myalgia with 7 days of treatment and itching exanthema with 14 days.[portal.research.lu.se] Febrile patients commonly exhibit chills or rigor as well, alongside fatigue and weakness. Temperature is not expected to exceed an average of 103 F (39.4 C).[symptoma.com] Prominent cold symptoms include fever, cough, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, sore throat, headache, and myalgias.[cdc.gov]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    Other symptoms do include nausea, vomiting, headache, myalgia, and overall fatigue.[austincc.edu] Symptoms generally include an abrupt onset of fever and chills or rigors. Typically, there is a single rigor, and repeated shaking chills are uncommon.[cdc.gov]

  • Infective Endocarditis

    A 64-year-old woman, without previous heart disease, presented with 6 weeks of fever, myalgias, and arthralgias.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Fever was high-grade intermittent, not associated with rigors and chills and subsided with analgesics.[jpma.org.pk] Complaints of low back pain, pain in the joints (arthralgia) or in one or more muscles (myalgia) are common.[rarediseases.org]

  • Meningitis

    In the acute form, brucellosis takes the form of a flulike illness, with fever, sweats, malaise, anorexia, headache, myalgia, and back pain.[emedicine.medscape.com] , rigors, weakness, malaise, restlessness, apprehension, myalgias, arthralgias, and fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other findings less frequently reported included rash, arthralgias, myalgias, facial edema, and lymph node or liver test abnormalities, which can also occur in infectious[dx.doi.org]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Pontiac fever has a viruslike presentation, with malaise, fever and/or chills, myalgias, and headache.[emedicine.medscape.com] Non-respiratory complaints will dominate in 10-30% of patients these include headache, fatigue, and myalgias.[clinicaladvisor.com] Pneumonia Fever Rigors Cough Runny nose (either direct bacterial pneumonia or accompanied by primary viral pneumonia) Dyspnea – shortness of breath Chest pain Shaking chills[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome

    Nine patients (69%) reported myalgia. Six patients (46%) had papilledema and a further 2 (15%) had optic disc pallor. MRI brain scan was normal in all patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] “Aguey bouts” are composed of (a) chills, rigors, and malaise; (b) aching pains in distal limbs and large joints; and (c) urticarial rash over the whole body.[accessanesthesiology.mhmedical.com] To identify the cause of disease in an adult patient presenting with recent-onset fevers, chills, urticaria, fatigue, and profound myalgia, who was found to be negative for[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lyme Disease

    A 67-year-old woman presented with 5 days of myalgias and fevers on completion of a 21-day course of amoxicillin for Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi infection).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There was no history of fevers, chills, rigors, nausea or vomiting.[doi.org] Most patients with NAGU exhibit nonspecific symptoms such as myalgias and fever, suggesting an infectious agent, but the majority have no identifiable pathogen.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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