febrile state

febrile state

Etymology: L, febris, fever, status, condition
a significant increase in body temperature accompanied by increased pulse and respiration rates, anorexia, constipation, insomnia, headache, pains, and irritability.

febrile state

A term used to describe constitutional symptoms that accompany a rise in temperature. The pulse and respiration rate usually increase, with headache, pains, malaise, loss of appetite, concentrated and diminished urine, chills or sweating, restlessness, insomnia, and irritability.
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Despite this it is possible that many patients in Malawi and other African countries are being under (or over-) treated due to errors in determining the febrile state.
How long the country will continue to indulge in this febrile state is unclear but it would be better if we stopped jumping on imaginary bandwagons and started to think for ourselves.