10 Symptoms of Osteomyelitis

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Symptom #2: Fever and Chills

Fever, pyrexia, or febrile response occurs when the set temperature of the body rises above the normal range causing the muscles to contract to produce heat. It also causes the affected individual to feel cold. This is known as chills.

The body will then increase efforts to produce and conserve heat. Fever (low grade) is believed to be a natural defense mechanism to help fight off infections as the immune system is enhanced. Fever can occur in any infection (viral, bacterial, or parasitic) and non-infectious causes such as deep vein thrombosis and vasculitis.


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