spiking fever

spiking fever

Hectic fever Infectious disease A highly nonspecific term for either a fever characterized by a daily spike in temperature, or one in which the peak and trough temperatures differ by 1.4ºC; the term may be so clinically meaningless as to completely abandon it. See Fever.
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They share common clinical manifestations, including daily spiking fever, typical transient cutaneous rash, arthritis, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly and serositis.
AOSD is generally characterized by the classical triad of daily spiking fever ([greater than or equal to] 39 [degrees]C) persisting for > 1 week, arthritis, and a typical nonpruritic salmon-colored rash on the trunk and limbs.
A 58-year-old female was referred to our department in January 2014 with spiking fever (>38.
Spiking fever [greater than or equal to] 39[degrees]C
In addition to the high spiking fever, it is characterized by evanescent salmon pink rash, sore throat, liver dysfunction, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, arthritis, and leukocytosis.
Spiking fever ensued several days after tumour biopsy, and an empirical antibiotic was prescribed for presumed hospital acquired infection.
Consider the typical case in which a previously healthy and fully immunized child toddler with a recent upper respiratory infection (URI) presents in your office with a high spiking fever and irritability.
Our patient had initial response to doxycycline but later developed spiking fever and arthralgia.
A 21-year-old woman sought treatment at the hospital outpatient department of "Emergency," an Italian nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Freetown, Sierra Leone in May 2004, reporting malaise and persisting dull abdominal pain, accompanied by isolated episodes of spiking fever.
Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic disorder of uncertain etiology characterized by spiking fever, evanescent rash, arthritis, and involvement of various organs.
After she was hospitalized, a physical examination revealed diffuse myalgias, arthralgias of hip and knees, a symmetrical pink maculopapular style of evanescent rash and a high spiking fever.