aseptic fever


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aseptic

 [a-sep´tik]
free from infection; called also sterile.
aseptic fever fever associated with aseptic wounds, presumably due to the disintegration of leukocytes or to the absorption of avascular or traumatized tissue.
aseptic technique the use of surgical practices that restrict microorganisms in the environment and prevent contamination of the surgical wound (see surgical asepsis). Called also sterile technique.

a·sep·tic fe·ver

fever accompanied by malaise caused by absorption of dead but noninfected tissue following an injury.

aseptic fever

a fever not associated with infection. Mechanical trauma, as in a crushing injury, can cause fever even when no pathogenic microorganism is present. Although the exact mechanism is not understood, fever in such cases is believed to result from the breakdown of leukocytes or the absorption of avascular tissue.

a·sep·tic fe·ver

(ă-septik fēvĕr)
Fever accompanied by malaise caused by absorption of dead but noninfected tissue following an injury.

a·sep·tic fe·ver

(ă-septik fēvĕr)
Pyrexia with malaise caused by absorption of dead but noninfected tissue after trauma.

aseptic

free from infection or septic material; sterile.

aseptic fever
fever in the absence of infection, e.g. due to trauma, surgical manipulation of tissue, tissue necrosis, injection of certain chemicals, e.g. dinitrophenols.
aseptic necrosis of the femoral head
aseptic technique
required for modern day veterinary surgery, especially orthopedic surgery. Includes a dust-free environment, complete immobilization of the patient, intensive skin preparation, capping, gowning, masking and gloving of the surgeon and assistants, draping and packing of the patient, proper equipment for removal of blood and other liquids and avoidance of the introduction of nonsterile items such as x-rays, stomach tubes, restraint gear into the sterile field.

fever

1. an abnormally high body temperature; pyrexia. See also hyperthermia.
2. any disease characterized by marked increase of body temperature. See body temperature.
For diseases characterized by fever, see the eponymic or descriptive name: e.g. african swine, bovine petechial, canicola, cat-scratch disease, desert, ephemeral, equine intestinal ehrlichiosis, classical swine fever(hog cholera), malignant catarrhal fever, malta, mediterranean coast, q, rift valley, rocky mountain spotted, Russian spring-summer encephalitis, tickborne, tularemia, undulant. milk fever is not accompanied by pyrexia.

aseptic fever
fever associated with aseptic wounds, presumably due to the disintegration of leukocytes or to the absorption of avascular or traumatized tissue.
central fever
sustained fever resulting from damage to the thermoregulatory centers of the hypothalamus.
chemical fever
fever caused by the intake of a sterile substance, e.g. the injection of a foreign protein, the administration of dinitrophenols.
continued fever, continuous fever
persistently elevated body temperature, showing no or little variation and never falling to normal during any 24-hour period.
intermittent fever
an attack of fever, with recurring paroxysms of elevated temperature separated by intervals during which the temperature is normal.
remittent fever
elevated body temperature showing fluctuation each day, but never falling to normal.
septic fever
see septic fever.
Shar Pei fever
see familial renal amyloidosis.
fever of unknown origin (FUO)
a recognized clinical syndrome of persistently (>2 weeks) elevated body temperature (>104°F) and without other signs. Causes include infections, neoplasia, immune-mediated diseases, and drug reactions.