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Blog / Differentiate Different types of Fever
Thursday, 18 July 2013 at 10:42
One can differentiate different types of fever clinically said Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela & National Vice President-Elect IMA.
Following are the tips
1. If a patient comes with fever with chills and rigors, think of Malaria in north and filarial in Vidarbha region in India.
2. In Malaria Chills are in the afternoon and in Filaria chills are in the evening.
3. Fever with joint pains on extension often is due to Chikungunya (flexion improves the pain)
4. Think of dengue if there is fever with itching, rash and periorbital pain.
5. In presence of fever with single chills think of pneumonia.
6. Fever with sore throat, no cough, no nasal discharge: Think of streptococcal sore throat, especially in the children
7. Fever with red angry looking throat: Think of streptopcoccal sore throat
8. Fever with red epiglottis: Think of Hemophilus infection
9. Fever with cough and or nasal discharge: Think of common flu
10. Fever with cough, nasal discharge, nausea and vomiting: Think of H1N1 flu
11. Fever with toxic look, persistent fever: Look for typhoid
12. Fever with no or low rise in pulse: Look for typhoid
13. Fever with urinary symptoms (burning, frequency): Rule out urinary infection
14. Fever with high TLC (White count) and liver pain: Rule out liver abscess
15. Fever with loose motions, watery, no blood, no mucous: Rule out acute gastroenteritis
16. After the fever is over, jaundice appears: Its viral hepatitis
17. After the fever is over one feels very weak: Rule our dengue hemorrhagic fever.
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The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”