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Is fever after infection part of the illness or the cure?

09 March 2012

Emergency Nurse


An increase in temperature above the normal range of 35.6°C-38.2°C (Ryan and Levy 2003) can indicate the presence of infection or sepsis. When the body detects...

Understanding the pathophysiology behind febrile convulsions

11 March 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

The most common background to hyperpyrexia and convulsions is immaturity of the child’s physiological reactions to infection, so an understanding of the...

Recognition and management of febrile convulsion in children

26 August 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Febrile convulsion is characterised by convulsion associated with fever in an infant or child aged between six months and six years. The febrile illness causing the...

Fever and feverish illness in children under five years

26 March 2014

Nursing Standard


This article discusses the causes and management of fever in children. In line with guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, it explores...