Fever: thermal regulation and alterations in end stage renal disease patients.

S. L. Lewis

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    Abstract

    This article presents an overview of thermoregulatory mechanisms, the pathophysiology of fever, and alterations of the febrile response in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Many ESRD patients do not exhibit the expected rise in white blood cell count or body temperature during clinical and laboratory-confirmed infections. Therefore, leukocytosis and fever cannot be relied on for the diagnosis of bacterial infection in ESRD patients.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)13-18
    Number of pages6
    JournalANNA journal / American Nephrology Nurses" Association
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Feb 1 1992

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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