IMR Press / FBL / Volume 9 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/1397

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The febrile patient: diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic considerations
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1 VA Maryland Health Care System and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2004, 9(3), 2297–2301;
Published: 1 September 2004

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.

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