Fever and Febrile Convulsions
- A concise definition of a fever and its detection
- Methods of assessing a sick child with a fever including the 'A,B,C, Fluids in, and Fluids out' method
- A description of the causes, stages and effects of a fever
- Directions in fever management
- A thorough description of febrile convulsions
Fevers are common in young children. A fever can be defined as a centrally regulated rise in temperature in response to some pathological stimulus. In simple terms, something has gone wrong and this has caused the body to raise its temperature. This chapter informs the reader about how to effectively manage children with fevers.
- What is a fever?
- Assessing sick children with a fever
- What is happening in a fever?
- Causes of fever
- Management of fever
- Febrile convulsions
- Final messages