Postoperative Fever



Postoperative fever is defined as a temperature greater than 38°C (100.4o F) and is an elevation of the patients’ normal temperature.


Surgical Site Infection Infective Endocarditis Necrotizing Fasciitis Malignant Hyperthermia Graft Infection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineWalter Reed Army Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

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