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Fever

Mar 1, 2012 Issue
AAP Reports on the Use of Antipyretics for Fever in Children [Practice Guidelines]

In this report, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reviews the effectiveness of antipyretics for the treatment of fever in children. Fever in children often leads to unscheduled physician visits, telephone calls from parents to physicians for consultation, and the treatment of fever with over-the-counter antipyretics.


Sep 15, 2011 Issue
Rash and Fever in a College Student [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jun 1, 2011 Issue
AAP Updates Guidelines for Evaluating Simple Febrile Seizures in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated its guidelines on the neurodiagnostic evaluation of simple febrile seizures in neurologically healthy children six to 60 months of age.


Feb 1, 2010 Issue
AHA Guidelines on Prevention of Rheumatic Fever and Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis [Practice Guidelines]

Group A streptococcus (GAS) infections of the pharynx are the precipitating cause of rheumatic fever. Proper diagnosis and adequate antibiotic treatment of GAS infections can prevent acute rheumatic fever in most cases. The American Heart Association (AHA) recently updated its recommendations on the prevention of rheumatic fever.


Jun 15, 2007 Issue
Evaluating Fever of Unidentifiable Source in Young Children [Article]

Most children will have been evaluated for a febrile illness by 36 months of age. Although the majority will have a self-limited viral illness, studies done before the use of Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccines showed that approximately 10 percent of children younger ...


Dec 1, 2003 Issue
Approach to the Adult Patient with Fever of Unknown Origin [Article]

Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in adults is defined as a temperature higher than 38.3 degrees C (100.9 degrees F) that lasts for more than three weeks with no obvious source despite appropriate investigation. The four categories of potential etiology of FUO are classic, nosocomial, immune deficient, ...


Oct 1, 2003 Issue
Fever in the Returned Traveler [Article]

With the rising popularity of international travel to exotic locations, family physicians are encountering more febrile patients who recently have visited tropical countries. In the majority of cases, the fever is caused by a common illness such as tracheobronchitis, pneumonia, or urinary tract infe...


Oct 1, 2001 Issue
Evaluation and Management of Infants and Young Children with Fever [Article]

A practice guideline for the management of febrile infants and children younger than three years of age sparked controversy when it was published in 1993. Surveys indicate that many office-based physicians do not agree with recommendations for venipuncture and bladder catheterization in nontoxic feb...


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