Hectic fever | definition of hectic fever by Medical dictionary
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a fever that recurs each day, with profound sweating, chills, and facial flushing.
hectic fever Spiking 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 be completely abandoned. See Fever.
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Adverse reactions: During treatment, the control group had 9 cases of nausea ad vomiting, three cases of headache, seven cases of vaginal bleeding and two cases of hectic fever
, with the incidence rate of 28.
Cytomegalovirus infections can cause hectic fevers
after blood transfusion in otherwise asymptomatic, immunocompetent patients.