This book discusses the latest scientific evidence related to fever and presents the principles of clinical practice, covering different types of fever and its possible complications. The book adopts a clearly defined, practical and effective approach to the management of fever, helping the clinician improve the care for the febrile child. The reader will learn about the guidelines on antipyretics and their side-effects and differential diagnoses, with problem-setting and solving as a case presentation.The second edition of this well-received book has been fully updated to include exciting new information of the pathogenesis of fever, including functions of interleukin and all the latest guidelines from NICE and Cochrane Library, as well as all the most up-to-date information and guidelines on febrile seizures. This reader-friendly reference on the disorders of body temperature in children covers the entire spectrum of subjects related to fever. It gives an overview of the best treatment options in order to achieve the best results. Containing a core message at the start of each chapter and with and a reader-friendly format this is an indispensable guide for paediatricians, family doctors and other professionals who are regularly consulted because of febrile children.
Fever: definitions, pattern.- Hyperthermia, classification, definitions.- Pathogenesis.- Temperature Measurement.- Fever in Common Infectious Diseases.- Fever in non-Infectious Diseases.- Febrile Seizures.- Hypothermia.- Is Fever Beneficial?.- Management of Fever.- Fever and Complementary Medicine.- Differential Diagnosis of Febrile Diseases.- History of fever.- Glossary of the Term Fever.