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Fever

Fever is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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DDx

Common causes

  • Infection
    • Bacterial, viral, rickettsial, fungal, parasitic
    • CNS, sinuses, dental, endocarditis, pneumonia, liver, biliary system, gastrointestinal, peritonitis, abdominal abscess, urinary tract infection, prostate, sexually transmitted disease, skin, soft tissues, bone, joints
  • Autoimmune disease
  • CNS disease including head trauma, mass lesion
  • Malignancy, especially lymphoma, leukemia, renal cell carcinoma, primary or metastatic liver cancer
Less common causes
  • Cardiovascular disease, eg, myocardial infarction, thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism
  • Gastrointestinal disease, eg, inflammatory bowel disease, alcoholic hepatitis, granulomatous hepatitis
  • Miscellaneous, eg, drug fever, sarcoidosis, familial Mediterranean fever, tissue injury, hematoma, factitious fever
Hyperthermia
  • Heat stroke, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, malignant hyperthermia

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Fever." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever.
Zeiger RF. Fever. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Fever. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever
Zeiger RF. Fever [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114161/all/Fever.
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