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Flashcards in Fever In Children Deck (13):
1

Whe is temperature highest during day?

Evening

2

Fever in various sites?

Rectal >38
Oral >37.5
Axillary >37 .2

3

When you can't use Mercury thermometer?

Not under 4 weeks

4

3 kinds of fever

Without focus
With localizing signs
PUO

5

3 origins of fever

-Infection
-Malignancy
-Autoimmune - inflammatory

6

3 kinds of bugs in kids that will cause problem

Neisseria Meningitis
Strep Pneumo
HiB

7

Advice for child with fever?

Encourage fluid intake
Not paracetomol, or ibuprofen


8

Why don't antipyretics prevent convulsions?

Different pathway for convulsion

9

Can infection fever cause brain damage?

Never.

10

Chance of having bacterial infection in a kid?

1 in 200

11

If T >40, then how likely bacterial?

1/3
>3m.

12

Virus fever goes away in how many days?

Most gone by 5days

13

Threshold for likely viral

>3mo age
Not unwell