hyperpyrexia


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extremely high fever (especially in children)

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Bromocriptine is a synthetic dopamine agonist; however, the mechanism by which resolution of symptoms including hyperpyrexia and dysautonomia are achieved is unclear (Russo & O'Flaherty, 2000).
2 It can be fatal during the early years of life due to hyperpyrexia and fits if not properly diagnosed and treated.
The warning signs are hyperpyrexia ( fever above 102 Celsius), severe bodyache, eye pain ( pain behind the eyeballs), petechiae ( rash), severe vomiting, diarrhoea, dehydration and altered consciousness.
Death and life-threatening effects: It results in Tosade de pointes, serotonin syndrome, ventricular arrhythmia, or hyperpyrexia.
Fatty acid oxidation in the mitochondria is the major energy source particularly for endothelial cells and heart muscle, (55),(56) under several conditions of metabolic stresses, such as long fasting, prolonged exercise, infection and hyperpyrexia.
Despite intensive therapy about 50% of acute clinical cases with hyperpyrexia and respiratory distress and septicemic symptoms could be saved.
Deaths associated with Ecstasy have been reported, often as a result of hyperpyrexia brought on by high levels of exertion, high ambient temperatures, and inadequate fluid intake.
The prodromal stage of paralytic rabies shows hyperpyrexia, headache, emesis, and pain at the site of the wound.
High humidity has been associated with hyperpyrexia, a decline in physical strength and fatigue as well as a reduction in alertness and mental capacity.
NMS can cause hyperpyrexia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status and evidence of autonomic instability (irregular pulse or blood pressure, tachycardia, diaphoresis, and cardiac dysrhythmia).
5) Complication Management Coma (cerebral malaria) Maintain airway, place patient on his or her side, exclude other treatable causes of coma (hypoglycemia, bacterial meningitis), avoid harmful ancillary treatment such as corticosteroids, heparin and adrenaline Convulsions Maintain airways; treat with intravenous or rectal diazepam Hypoglycemia Measure blood glucose and maintain glucose level with infusion Anemia Transfuse with screened fresh whole blood Hyperpyrexia Use tepid sponging, fanning and antipyretic drugs.
Occasionally carbon dioxide may be elevated due to increased production in conditions such as hyperpyrexia, shivering, malignant hyperthermia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.