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Posted by: Puma | 2007/03/17

Shivering Fit

My husband is 72. Heart: Bypasses,heart valve, abt 14 stents.
He had a severe shivering fit with vomiting last night. Vomiting stopped, no fever but shivering fits continue every 2-3 hrs. What can be the cause?

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Dear Puma
Severe infection somewhere ( lungs, urine. appendix etc) or malaria. Please get him to a doctor soon.
In older people symptoms of severe infections can be vague so he needs a good evaluation. You can take him to a GP first.

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