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The febrile patient: diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic considerations
1 VA Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Academic Editor:Andrej Romanovsky
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2004, 9(3), 2297–2301; https://doi.org/10.2741/1397
Published: 1 September 2004
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fever and hypothermia in systemic Inflammation)
Although clinicians have long pondered the diagnostic and prognostic implications and the treatment of fever, fundamental questions remain unanswered. The value of the height or pattern of a fever in predicting the etiology or course of the illness causing it is a case in point. Whether fever is ever harmful and should, therefore, be suppressed is another. These controversies and others concerning the febrile patient are the subject of this manuscript.