Items in AFP with MESH term: Fever

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Clinical Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Children - Point-of-Care Guides


Avoiding Sore Throat Morbidity and Mortality: When Is It Not "Just a Sore Throat?" - Editorials


Heat-Related Illness - Article

ABSTRACT: Heat-related illness is a set of preventable conditions ranging from mild forms (e.g., heat exhaustion, heat cramps) to potentially fatal heat stroke. Hot and humid conditions challenge cardiovascular compensatory mechanisms. Once core temperature reaches 104°F (40°C), cellular damage occurs, initiating a cascade of events that may lead to organ failure and death. Early recognition of symptoms and accurate measurement of core temperature are crucial to rapid diagnosis. Milder forms of heat-related illness are manifested by symptoms such as headache, weakness, dizziness, and an inability to continue activity. These are managed by supportive measures including hydration and moving the patient to a cool place. Hyperthermia and central nervous system symptoms should prompt an evaluation for heat stroke. Initial treatments should focus on lowering core temperature through cold water immersion. Applying ice packs to the head, neck, axilla, and groin is an alternative. Additional measures include transporting the patient to a cool environment, removing excess clothing, and intravenous hydration. Delayed access to cooling is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in persons with heat stroke. Identification of at-risk groups can help physicians and community health agencies provide preventive measures.


A Doctor Who Is Blamed for a Patients' Condition - Curbside Consultation


Rash and Fever in a College Student - Photo Quiz


Papular Rash in a Child After a Fever - Photo Quiz


Intracranial Lesion with Fever and Headaches - Photo Quiz


Pruritic Skin Rash and Fever - Photo Quiz


Evidence to Guide Measles Immunization Recommendations - AFP Journal Club


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