Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter


Fever is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

5-Minute Clinical Consult (5MCC) app and website powered by Unbound Medicine helps you diagnose and manage 900+ medical conditions. Exclusive bonus features include Diagnosaurus DDx, 200 pediatrics topics, and medical news feeds. Explore these free sample topics:

5-Minute Clinical Consult

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --


Common causes

  • Infection
    • Bacterial, viral, rickettsial, fungal, parasitic
    • CNS, sinuses, dental, endocarditis, pneumonia, liver, biliary system, gastrointestinal, peritonitis, abdominal abscess, urinary tract infection, prostate, sexually transmitted disease, skin, soft tissues, bone, joints
  • Autoimmune disease
  • CNS disease including head trauma, mass lesion
  • Malignancy, especially lymphoma, leukemia, renal cell carcinoma, primary or metastatic liver cancer
Less common causes
  • Cardiovascular disease, eg, myocardial infarction, thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism
  • Gastrointestinal disease, eg, inflammatory bowel disease, alcoholic hepatitis, granulomatous hepatitis
  • Miscellaneous, eg, drug fever, sarcoidosis, familial Mediterranean fever, tissue injury, hematoma, factitious fever
  • Heat stroke, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, malignant hyperthermia

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Fever." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. 5minute, www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever.
Zeiger RF. Fever. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever. Accessed June 19, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Fever. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever
Zeiger RF. Fever [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 June 19]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - Fever ID - 114161 A1 - Zeiger,Roni F, Y1 - 2014/12/01/ BT - Diagnosaurus UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/5minute/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever PB - McGraw-Hill Education ET - 4 DB - 5minute DP - Unbound Medicine ER -