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drug fe·ver

fever resulting from an allergic reaction to a drug that clears rapidly on discontinuation of the drug.
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drug fever

Fever caused by the administration of a drug. Because fevers are more often caused by infections, rheumatological illnesses, or malignancies, the diagnosis of drug fever may be overlooked initially.
See also: fever
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drug fe·ver

(drŭg fēvĕr)
Pyrexia due to allergic reaction to a drug that clears rapidly on discontinuation of the drug.
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Drug fever must also be considered in the differential diagnosis of fever of unknown origin.
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Also consider drug fever in the differential diagnosis.

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