hectic fever


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Related to hectic fever: intermittent fever, relapsing fever

hectic fever

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.