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Fevers

Definition

Normal oral temperature = 36.6-37.2?C with a normal diurnal variation of 1?C

Fever is described as a temperature >37.2?41.5

F?=(C??/5)+32 


Febrile syndromes

There are 4 main categories of fever.

A. Fever without localizing symptoms, rash or lymphadenopathy

i. Fever less than 3 weeks

ii. Fever beyond 3 weeks (FUO)

1. Neutropenic (neutrophils </= 500)

2. HIV associated

3. Nosocomial FUO

4. Classic FUO

B. Fever & rash

C. Fever and lymphadenopathy

D. Fever and localizing symptoms


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