Fever in the postoperative patient

Mayur Narayan, Sandra P. Medinilla

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

9 Scopus citations

Abstract

Postprocedure fevers vary in the timing of their occurrence, duration, and severity. Such fevers do not all have an infectious cause, but they all require thorough investigation to rule out life-threatening conditions. This article summarizes the principles of diagnosis and management of postprocedure fevers for the emergency care provider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1045-1058
Number of pages14
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Atelectasis
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Fever
  • Inflammation
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Necrotizing soft-tissue infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

Cite this