Postprocedure fevers vary in the timing of their occurrence, duration, and severity. Such fevers do not all have an infectious cause, but they all require thorough investigation to rule out life-threatening conditions. This article summarizes the principles of diagnosis and management of postprocedure fevers for the emergency care provider.
Keywords: Atelectasis; Clostridium difficile; Fever; Inflammation; Intra-abdominal abscess; Necrotizing soft-tissue infection; Pneumonia; Urinary tract infection.
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