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7 possible causes of "Painful respiration, Chills, ..."
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Painful respiration
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • General weakness
1. Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. Pneumonia causes inflammation in your lung's air sacs, also referred to as alveoli. The alveoli fill with flui...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Painful respiration
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
2. The Atypical Facts About Atypical Pneumonia
Atypical pneumonia refers to pneumonia (a long infection) that is not caused by the bacteria that cause the "typical pneumonia." Typical pneumonia tends to be more serious than atypical pneumonia. This type of pneumoni...
Symptoms:
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Sore throat
  • Painful respiration
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
3. Chronic Bronchitis
Your bronchial tubes are responsible for delivering air to your lungs. When these tubes become inflamed, mucus can build up. The coughing and shortness of breath this causes is known as bronchitis. People often develo...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Moist skin
  • Painful respiration
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
4. Empyema
Empyema is a collection of pus (dead cells and infected fluid) inside a body cavity. Usually, this term refers to pus inside your pleural cavity, or "pleural space." The pleural cavity is the thin space between th...
Symptoms:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abscess of chest wall
  • Painful respiration
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain
5. Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially fatal contagious disease that can affect almost any part of the body but is mainly an infection of the lungs.
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Painful respiration
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Joint pain
6. Histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is a type of lung infection. It is caused by inhaling Histoplasma capsulatum fungal spores. Spores are found in soil and in the droppings of bats and birds. This fungus mainly grows in the central...
Symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Painful respiration
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
7. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a serious form of viral pneumonia. The disease is relatively new; the virus that causes SARS was first identified in 2003. The World Health Organization (WHO) designated SAR...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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