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Fever in the Neuro-ICU

  • Marc-Alain BabiEmail author
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Abstract

Fever is defined by elevation in core body temperature above the daily range for an individual. It is a characteristic feature of a number of noninfectious diseases such as inflammatory, autoimmune, and autoregulatory disorder, as well as numerous infectious conditions. Fever is a recognized disorder in the setting of acute brain and nervous system disorders. The pathogenesis of fever, etiology, evaluation, and management are discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Fever Hyperthermia Brain injury Hyperemia Hyperpyrexia Stroke Traumatic brain injury Subarachnoid hemorrhage Cardiac arrest Neuronal injury 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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