Causes

Causes

Infection (viral [including HIV and AIDS], bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, parasitic), neoplasm (lymphoma, leukemia, renal and hepatic carcinoma), connective tissue disease (SLE, vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, adult Still disease, temporal arteritis), heat stroke, malignant hyperthermia, thyroid storm, adrenal insufficiency, pulmonary embolus, MI, atrial myxoma, inflammatory bowel disease, factitious factors, drugs (most commonly amphotericin, bleomycin, barbiturates, cephalosporins, methyldopa, penicillins, phenytoinprocainamide, sulfonamides, quinidine, cocaine, LSD, phencyclidine, and amphetamines)