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Fever in Children

Fever is defined as ear or rectal temperature above 38 C or 100.4 F, oral temperature of 100 F or 37.8 C or higher or axillary temperature of 37.2 or 99 F. This article provide general overview on the conditions causing fever in infant and children.

Common conditions which can cause fever includes


  • Malaria

  • Tonsilitis

Last updated on 06.09.2020

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  1. Tanzanian Standard treatment guideline for children 2017 edition page 79

  2. NHS inform. Fever in children. 14.08.2020

  3. Mayo clinic. Thermometer basics. 14.08.2020

  4. Uptodate. Fever.

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