hectic fever


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Related to hectic fever: intermittent fever, relapsing fever

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 28.0%.
It is also useful in the treatment of severe bronchitis, asthma and hectic fever (Kirtikar and Basu, 1975), and is used by the local tribal people to cause abortion; paste is applied for curing abdominal swellings, sore throat, mucous disorders and fever (Asolkar et al.
Cytomegalovirus infections can cause hectic fevers after blood transfusion in otherwise asymptomatic, immunocompetent patients.