Post-operative fevers are extremely common and may occur as a result of either infectious or non-infectious problems. In order to diagnose the most likely cause, one should consider the fever with respect to its degree of elevation (low grade <101, high grade >101) and its timing relative to surgery. The age of the patient may contribute to the severity of the temperature elevation; the young tend to have high spikes whereas the elderly tend to have a diminished response to the same infection.
KeywordsWound Infection Deep Venous Thrombosis Malignant Hyperthermia Great Saphenous Vein Transfusion Reaction
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