defervescence


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defervescence

 [def″er-ves´ens]
the period of abatement of fever.

def·er·ves·cence

(def'ĕr-ves'ents),
Falling of an elevated temperature; abatement of fever.
[L. de-fervesco, to cease boiling, fr. de- neg. + fervesco, to begin to boil]

defervescence

(dē′fər-vĕs′əns)
n.
The abatement of a fever.

de′fer·vesce′ (-vĕs′) v.
de′fer·ves′cent adj.

def·er·ves·cence

(def'ĕr-ves'ĕns)
Falling of an elevated temperature; abatement of fever.
[L. de-fervesco, to cease boiling, fr. de- neg. + fervesco, to begin to boil]

defervescence

The period during which a fever is returning to normal.

Defervescence

Return to normal body temperature after high fever.
Mentioned in: Paratyphoid Fever

def·er·ves·cence

(def'ĕr-ves'ĕns)
Falling of an elevated temperature; abatement of fever.
[L. de-fervesco, to cease boiling, fr. de- neg. + fervesco, to begin to boil]
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Th(2) immune response in patients with dengue during defervescence: preliminary evidence.
Since patients with uncomplicated PID show a definite defervescence and a decrease in pelvic pain within 24-36 hours, these women need to be watched closely.
Studies comparing antibiotic and placebo use in the treatment of AOM have revealed that antibiotic use is associated with improved short term outcomes, defined as decreased duration of crying, less consumption of analgesic, quicker defervescence, shorter absence from school, and less treatment failure requiring further antibiotic therapy (Burke, Bain, Robinson, & Dunleavy, 1991; Rosenfeld et al., 1994).
Three distinctive phases occur during fever: the chill phase, the plateau phase, and defervescence (Holtzclaw, 1992).
It is, for example, not possible to track the usual course of lessened dyspnoea, defervescence, and decreased leucocytosis in a patient with pneumonia who presented with delirium, was afebrile, and had a normal leucocyte count.
Number of days taken to become afebrile i.e., defervescence was significantly less with azithromycin receiving group as compared with Ceftriaxone receiving group, also it was statistically significant (p = 0.000).
The time to defervescence after treatment was longer for patients with JSF than for patients with ST.
There was prompt defervescence of fever following IVIg therapy.
However, the majority of dengue patients present only mild symptoms and recover after defervescence. Immune response to DENV may play a role in pathophysiology, in which high levels of cytokines were correlated to severity [8].
(147) There was no difference in time to defervescence, hospital stay, resolution of obstruction, or overall clinical improvement.
Bacteraemia (isolation of the same organism with identical antibiogram from blood drawn from peripheral veins and CVC), clinical manifestations of sepsis, defervescence after removal of the implicated catheter, but without laboratory confirmation of CVC colonization.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever cases were defined as having the same clinical manifestations as for DF, but with evidence of hemorrhage, thrombocytopenia (platelets < 100,000/[mm.sup.3]), and plasma leakage following defervescence. The classification of primary and secondary dengue infections was based on the kinetics of the IgM and IgG response, according to validated criteria published previously [32]: primary infection (P) was defined as the absence of specific antidengue IgG antibodies in the first serum samples during the acute phase, with IgM, virus, and/or viral RNA being detected and followed by the presence of antidengue IgG in convalescence serum samples.