an elevation of temperature in infants after reduction of fluid intake, diarrhea, or vomiting; probably caused by reduced available body water, with reduced heat loss by evaporation; an analogous condition in adults is seen when exertion is continued in the face of dehydration.
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dehydration feverNeonatology An ↑ temperature in a neonate due to inadequate fluid intake, most severe in high ambient temperatures or when the infant is overclothed. Cf Prickly heat.
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