Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: describe the different stages of a fever
A: Fever or pyrexia is an elevation in body temperatures, when cytokines causes the set point of the Hypothalamus Thermoregulatory Centre to be altered. [ . There four phases to a fever are: Prodomal, Chill, Flush and Diaphoresis. Prodomal: - The child feels unwell but the temperature is normal. This is the stage where exogenous and endogenous pyrogens are acting to reset the hypothalamic set
point. Chill: - The child is cold and shivering and the body temperature is increasing. The body thermostat is set at 39 degrees Celsius but the blood is still at 37 degrees C. The hypothalamus detects a difference and initiates heat generating mechanism until the blood temperature reaches the new set point.mechanism. Flush: In this stage, cutaneous vasodilation occurs, the skin becomes warm and flushed and dry and the temperature is elevated. The temperature reaches the new set point. It will remain elevated until a new set point is determined by removal of pyrogens (e.g destruction of bacteria by antibiotics, in Bob’s case amoxillin (40-45 mg /kg). Diaphoresis: The hypothalamus set point drops. The child is flushed and feels hot, the temperature is falling. The hypothalamus detects the blood as being too hot and initiates heat loss. This is the stage of febrile response marked by sweating. Diaphoresis assists in evaporative heat loss. When the fever breaks, the client becomes ‘Afebrile”. Patterns of fever Sustained: A constant body temperature continuously above 38 degrees C. and does not fluctuate. Intermittent: Fever spikes accompanied by usual temperature levels in between. Temperature returns to acceptable value at least once in 24 hours. Remittent: Fever spikes and falls but not returning to normal temperature levels. Relapsing: Periods of febrile episodes accompanied by acceptable temperature values. Febrile episodes and periods of normal temperature (Normothermia) may be longer than 24 hours. ]
Expert answered|Shey091808|Points 808|
Question
Asked 12/9/2012 7:19:53 PM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
26,899,357 questions answered
*
Get answers from Weegy and a team of really smart lives experts.
Popular Conversations
What does astrologer mean?
5/11/2018 12:51:16 PM| 4 Answers
Speed sign is an example of a _________ sign A. regulatory B. ...
Weegy: A diamond shaped sign is a WARNING sign.
5/13/2018 5:01:49 PM| 3 Answers
Strike-slip fault
Weegy: In a strike-slip fault, the rocks on either side of the fault slip past each other sideways. TRUE.
5/17/2018 3:51:47 PM| 2 Answers
The hidden area of the Johari window addresses
Weegy: The Johari window helps people better understand their relationship with self and others. User: Which of the ...
5/10/2018 9:40:16 PM| 2 Answers
3. Simplify 12 – (–8) × 4 = ? A. 16 B. 80 ...
Weegy: 12 - (-8)*4 User: 5. Evaluate m + n2 if we know m = 2 and n = –2. A. –8 B. 8 C. 6 ...
5/11/2018 8:21:14 AM| 2 Answers
17. 7 × (–3) × (–2)2 = ? A. 84 B. –48 C. ...
Weegy: 7 * (-3) * (-2)^2 User: 19. Multiply (2m + 3)(m2 – 2m + 1). A. 2m3 – m2 – 8m + 3 B. 2m3 ...
5/11/2018 8:49:43 AM| 2 Answers
Solve the equation: 12y = 132.
Weegy: 12y=132 User: If 3 times a number minus 2 equals 13, what is the number? A. 5 B. 4 ...
5/11/2018 8:57:51 AM| 2 Answers
You can short-circuit the buildup of rage when driving by ...
Weegy: One way to reduce the buildup of rage while driving is to: adjust the air conditioner to keep yourself cool.
5/18/2018 6:55:28 PM| 2 Answers
Self-doubt is a result of
5/12/2018 1:31:33 PM| 2 Answers
S
R
L
R
P
R
Points 202 [Total 644] Ratings 0 Comments 22 Invitations 18 Offline
S
L
Points 182 [Total 193] Ratings 0 Comments 182 Invitations 0 Offline
S
L
Points 117 [Total 117] Ratings 0 Comments 17 Invitations 10 Offline
S
1
L
L
P
R
P
L
P
P
R
P
R
P
R
P
Points 76 [Total 13161] Ratings 0 Comments 66 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 30 [Total 30] Ratings 0 Comments 0 Invitations 3 Offline
S
Points 20 [Total 20] Ratings 2 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 14 [Total 14] Ratings 0 Comments 14 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 13 [Total 13] Ratings 0 Comments 3 Invitations 1 Offline
S
Points 13 [Total 13] Ratings 0 Comments 13 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 11 [Total 11] Ratings 1 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.