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Fever is a cardinal features of illness. It represents the chief complaint in nearly 30% of visits to those who provide health care for children. Fever in children can be categorized as,

a) fever of short duration with localizing signs, for which diagnosis can be established by clinical history and physical examination,

b) fever without localizing signs, for which a history and physical examination do not suggest a diagnosis but laboratory tests may establish an etiology

c) fever

of unknown origin which is less common but is a source of major concern for the patients, parents, and the health care providers.


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calyn, Malaysia

My son fever for 6 days and nearly finish 2 bottles of paracetamol, I'm so worried. Took blood test shown viral infection. Lost, what should I do instead of just continue giving medicine only from 3 bottles increase to 9 bottles now.

banketiwari, India

very educative

dom21, United States

My 2 year old son exoeriences periodic high fever spell associated with vomiting about every 3 weeks or so. His first episode was in Oct 2012. His doctor states it seemed like a bacterial infection but the symptoms would reoccur every 3 weeks, skipping the month of december and jan now resurfacing in february. Im worried that this seems to be happening in patterns. Could this be a sign of something more serious?

eshan, India

i dunno what to do my son is 6yrs and he has fever with headache,stomach ache,chest pain and frequent cold and barking cough on geting tests done his WBC and ESR is high and gastrin level is high have given a course of antibiotics but to no relief

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