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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Our patient had initial response to doxycycline but later developed spiking fever and arthralgia.
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.
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.
1] ACZ885 is a Novartis compound being studied for use in SJIA, a rare, disabling and potentially fatal autoinflammatory disease, characterized by spiking fever, rash, and arthritis that may result in joint destruction, functional disability and impaired growth.
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.
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.
Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a rare, disabling and potentially fatal auto-inflammatory disease, with daily spiking fever and arthritic joint pain[3,4]
Three days later, however, a spiking fever and chills developed in the patient.
Previous studies have shown that Genasense can occasionally induce a "cytokine release reaction," characterized by spiking fever, back pain, and hypotension.
Ten days later, spiking fever and chills unresponsive to the administration of meropenem and vancomycin developed, and the patient was transferred to our medical center for pacemaker ablation.