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Risk Factors for Fever
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Risk factors for fever

Chronic health conditions

There are a number of chronic health conditions, which, while generally not serious, can cause a low grade fever every time they occur. A low grade fever is one in which the body temperature is slightly raised above normal. The conditions that most commonly cause a low grade fever are: bronchitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), rheumatoid arthritis, sinusitis


Malignant conditions

Certain conditions such as leukaemia and malignant tumours can cause a fever (which can be one-off at the start of the condition or it can be recurrent).

Viral or bacterial infection

Any type of infection by a virus or bacteria can cause the body to raise its temperature in response to the infection.


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  Last reviewed: 8 September 2007 || Last updated: 17 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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