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  Fever - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fever (also known as pyrexia, or a febrile response from the Latin word febris meaning fever, and archaically known as ague) is a frequent medical symptom that describes an increase in internal body temperature to levels that are above normal (37°C, 98.6°F).
Fever is most accurately characterized as a temporary elevation in the body’s thermoregulatory set-point, which is usually by about 1-2°C. Fever differs from hyperthermia, which is an increase in body temperature over the body’s thermoregulatory set-point (due to excessive heat production or insufficient thermoregulation, or both).
It is presumed that the elevation in thermoregulatory set-point is mediated by the VMPO, whereas the neuroendocrine effects of fever are mediated by the PVH, pituitary gland, and various endocrine organs.
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Acute rheumatic fever is an inflammation that may affect many parts of the body.
A bout of rheumatic fever can also damage the heart valves, and certain characteristic murmurs are nearly always audible during an acute attack of rheumatic carditis.
There is no cure for rheumatic fever once it has developed, although medications can be used to eradicate any remaining streptococcal infection and to control some of the symptoms.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/43/310.html   (557 words)

  
 Q fever caused by Coxiella burnetii
A serious complication of chronic Q fever is endocarditis, generally involving the aortic heart valves, less commonly the mitral valve.
The incubation period for Q fever varies depending on the number of organisms that initially infect the patient.
In acute cases of Q fever, the antibody level to phase II is usually higher than that to phase I, often by several orders of magnitude, and generally is first detected during the second week of illness.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dvrd/qfever   (1357 words)

  
 NBC11.com - Health Encyclopedia - Fever
While a fever signals to us that a battle might be going on in the body, the fever is fighting forthe person, not against.
Once a child is already known to have a high fever, a febrile seizure is unlikely with the current illness.
Heatstroke is a particularly dangerous type of high temperature, because the body is not able to stop the temperature from continuing to rise.
www.nbc11.com /encyclopedia/6863861/detail.html   (1423 words)

  
 fever
Q fever (Worldwide): Q fever is a rickettsial zoonosis (infection with gram negative Coxiella burnetii) contracted primarily from inhalation of dust contaminated by infected animals, especially sheep, cattle, and goats; and also other mammals.
Trench fever is characterized by abrupt onset of fever, headache, myalgia, malaise, and often aseptic meningitis.
Yellow fever (most of tropical and subtropical South America and Africa): Yellow fever (YF) is caused by an arbovirus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito from one human to another (the urban form of YF) or from monkeys to humans (the jungle or sylvan form of YF).
www3.baylor.edu /~Charles_Kemp/fever.htm   (5022 words)

  
 Fever
Febrile seizures are often triggered by a fever from a common childhood illness such as roseola, a viral infection that causes a high fever, swollen glands and a rash.
Fevers by themselves may not be a cause for alarm — or a reason to call a doctor.
Has a fever and unexplained irritability, such as marked crying when you change your baby's diapers or when he or she is moved.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00077.html   (2248 words)

  
 Dengue Fever Encyclopedia @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are acute febrile diseases, found in the tropics, with a geographical spread similar to malaria.
The classic picture is high fever with no localising source of infection, a petechial rash with thrombocytopenia and relative leukopenia.
Halstead in the 1970s, that dengue hemorrhagic fever is more likely to occur in patients who have secondary infections by serotypes different from the primary infection - in a process known as antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE).
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Dengue_fever   (857 words)

  
 Fever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A fever is usually a sign that the body is waging a war against infection.
That said, a fever of 103 degrees F (39.4 degrees C) or higher is generally considered cause to check with a doctor.
Since fever is part of the body's defense against bacteria and viruses, some researchers have suggested that the body may fight infections more effectively when its temperature is elevated.
parentcenter.babycenter.com /refcap/bigkid/ghealth/gfever/68452.html   (2087 words)

  
 Aches, Pain, Fever - Medical and health information on the common cold and flu
Fever is one of the most misunderstood symptoms in all of medicine.
Fever serves as one of the body's natural defenses against bacteria and viruses which cannot live at a higher temperature.
Fever is just one part of an illness, many times no more important than the presence of other symptoms such as cough, sore throat, etc.
www.medicinenet.com /aches_pain_fever/article.htm   (684 words)

  
 The Children's Hospital at Westmead - Parents - Fever
Although paracetamol and ibuprofen is widely used in children with fever, it is often not effective in reducing fever and does not reduce the incidence of febrile convulsions.
Fever may also be caused by other factors, such as prolonged exposure to the sun on a hot day.
Since a fever is the body's natural response to infection it is not always necessary to reduce a fever.
www.chw.edu.au /parents/factsheets/feverj.htm   (581 words)

  
 Fever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A fever is not an illness, but a sign of something going on-most often associated with your body defending itself against a viral or bacterial infection.
Low-grade fever is not serious unless it becomes chronic with accompanying symptoms.
The body uses this fever to fight infection, whether it be viral or bacterial.
campus.umr.edu /studenthealth/selfcare/fever.html   (314 words)

  
 Fevers - DrGreene.com
While a fever in a child signals to us that a battle might be going on in a child's body, the fever is fighting for the child, not against.
Any child less than 90 days old with a fever should be examined by a physician right away, to rule out a serious infection (unless there was a DPT shot in the previous 24 hours).
Older children with a fever (6 to 24 months old) who are acting well and have no other symptoms should be seen if the fever lasts 48 hours (or 72 hours if they do have minor cold or flu symptoms).
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 FEVER
Fevers of 101 to 103 (38.4 to 39.5 Celcius) are also generally not serious and can wait until morning to be evaluated, except as indicated below.
Fever is a normal and healthy response of the body to an illness.
Low-grade fevers are generally not serious, are easily treated, and can wait until the morning to be evaluated by your doctor.
www.askdrsears.com /html/8/t082100.asp   (1331 words)

  
 Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature
It's important to remember that by itself fever is not an illness - it's usually a symptom of an underlying problem.
But how high a fever is doesn't tell you much about how sick your child is. A simple cold or other viral infection can sometimes cause a rather high fever (in the 102 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, or 38.9 to 40 degrees Celsius, range), but doesn't usually indicate a serious problem.
Because fevers may rise and fall, a child with fever may experience chills, which occur when the body tries to generate additional heat when the body's temperature begins to rise.
kidshealth.org /parent/firstaid_safe/emergencies/fever.html   (2969 words)

  
 Fever
They are also likely to get fevers after immunizations: the whooping cough part of the DPT vaccine is particularly notorious for fevers, and I and many other pediatricians make a habit of giving babies Tylenol regularly for 2-3 days after a dose of DPT.
Fevers in children at this age can be sorted out a bit more easily -- especially since they're usually caused by bugs picked up from others, often other children.
Fevers in this age group are not nearly as much of a problem as with younger children.
www.drreddy.com /fever.html   (2119 words)

  
 eMedicine - Pediatrics, Fever : Article by John Graneto, DO, FACEP, FAAP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fever can be present in a wide variety of clinical presentations ranging from mild clinical conditions to the most serious of bacterial illnesses.
Parental reporting of fever on the basis of subjective information (eg, touching the child's torso or extremities or feeling his or her forehead) is a reliable indicator of a fever having been present.
Fever and neutropenia should be considered, and a consultation with the oncologist may be indicated.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic377.htm   (6290 words)

  
 Fever (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fever is Australian singer Kylie Minogue's eighth album, released in 2001 in the United Kingdom and in 2002 in North America.
Fever is Minogue's most successful album to date in that market.
One possible reason for the record's huge commercial and critical success is its mix of simple dance rhythms with teen pop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fever_(album)   (841 words)

  
 Disease Listing, Typhoid Fever, General Information | CDC Bacterial, Mycotic Diseases
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi.
Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in areas of the world where handwashing is less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage.
Typhoid fever is common in most parts of the world except in industrialized regions such as the United States, Canada, western Europe, Australia, and Japan.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/typhoidfever_g.htm   (1081 words)

  
 Fever
Fever is a symptom of a disease or infection.
If your child has a fever he will look hot and flushed, though may complain of feeling cold and be shivering.
Fevers greater than 106 degrees F are very serious.
www.mamashealth.com /fever.asp   (519 words)

  
 Fever - Janet Zand L.Ac., O.M.D. - HealthWorld Online
Fever has been defined as a body temperature elevated to at least 1°F above 98.6°F (37.0°C).Actually, a child's temperature normally varies by as much as 2°F, depending on his level of activity, emotional stress, the amount of clothing worn, the time of day, and the temperature of the environment, among other factors.
After the fever is brought down, the child with a cold will look and feel noticeably better-a strong indication that it was the fever itself that was causing the child to look and feel ill-whereas the child with a serious infection will continue to look and feel sick, even with a lower temperature.
Many fevers are caused by viral infections, and the combination of aspirin and viral illness has been linked to the development of Reye's syndrome, a progressive and very dangerous liver disease.
www.healthy.net /library/Books/smart/fever.htm   (3073 words)

  
 Fever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fever is a healthy way in which the body fights infection.
High fevers do not cause brain damage unless greater than 107 F or associated with diseases that affect the brain, like meningitis (an infection of the fluid that covers the brain and spinal cord).
There is a fever for 2 to 3 days and then as the fever goes away, a rash develops.
www.callyourped.com /fever.html   (1297 words)

  
 Fever, Age 4 and Older -- Topic Overview
Fever is the body's normal and healthy reaction to infection and other illnesses, both minor and serious.
The degree of fever may not indicate how serious the illness is. With a minor illness, such as a cold, you may have a temperature, while a very serious infection may cause little or no fever.
A fever without other symptoms that lasts 3 to 4 days, comes and goes, and gradually reduces over time is usually not a cause for concern.
www.webmd.com /hw/parenting_news/hw92969.asp   (389 words)

  
 Yellow Fever Facts
Yellow fever is a tropical disease that is spread to humans by infected mosquitoes.
Jungle yellow fever is mainly a disease of monkeys.
It is spread from infected mosquitoes to monkeys in the tropical rain forest.
www.astdhpphe.org /infect/yellow.html   (732 words)

  
 Fever definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is usually not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C.).
Fever is part of the body's own disease-fighting arsenal: rising body temperatures apparently are capable of killing off many disease- producing organisms.
Fever therapy was pioneered by the Austrian neuropsychiatrist Julius Wagner von Jauregg (1857-1940).
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3425   (506 words)

  
 Fever (0-12 months)
Your baby's age is a factor (fever is more serious in babies under 3 months), and so is his behavior (a high fever that doesn't stop him from playing and feeding normally may not be cause for alarm).
Because fever is often the first symptom of an illness, a doctor may not find anything significant if your baby is examined too early.
She had been running a low grade fever for 3 days and then we took her to be diagnosed...
www.babycenter.com /refcap/baby/babyills/babyfever/84.html   (2476 words)

  
 Fever (12-24 months)
Your toddler's behavior is a factor, too, since a high fever that doesn't stop him from playing and eating normally may not be cause for alarm.
You can also try to lower your toddler's fever by sponging him down with lukewarm (not cold) water or giving him a lukewarm bath.
Some viral infections, such as roseola, cause three days of very high fever followed by a light pink rash on the trunk.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/toddler/toddlerills/todfever/11430.html   (1729 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Fever: Music: Kylie Minogue,Kylie Minogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fever was released on a wave of publicity as the lead single, "Can't Get You out of My Head," battled on the U.K. charts with the debut effort of Spice diva Victoria Beckham--and it won spectacularly.
Sure, maybe she is Australia's provincial answer to Madonna, perpetually in and around the news for the past decade and always making her presence felt musically, most often in the form of dance tracks (you probably missed the '90s remix Felix Da Housecat did for her).
The title track, Fever is a bouncy slice of Pop that is as playful as ever where as showing off her more sassy side was featured on the driving Burning Up which would have made ideal chart material.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005Y228?v=glance   (2459 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Fever: Music: Kylie Minogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And it's somehow not surprising -- "Fever" is infectious, dancey and perpetually catchy.
However, music has always been Kylie's first love and with the release of "Fever," Kylie has shown that she is the comeback kid of the new millennium.
"Fever" is a joy to both listen and dance to, and has really propelled Kylie's career on this side of the Atlantic.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005OB0A?v=glance   (2120 words)

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