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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Nicole | 2005/11/17

Q.

Recurring Fever

My daughter is 18 months old. She was born two months prem, but with no complications. At 10 weeks she had a pertussis type virus, which had no further problems after treatment. We have started asthma pumps couple months ago, which is very mild. I don't think her history really relates to her current problem. She has now twice in two months had a day of very high fever. Up to 40. The first time we went to emergency rooms, and no ear, throat or bladder infection. After a difficult day of her visibly uncomfortable, she wakes up fine the next morning with no problems. Shoudl we worry???

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

As long as the important causes of a fever in a little girl have been eliminated, I am happy. The fever may be due to short-lived viral infections.

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