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Adverse Drug Reaction Bulletin:
doi: 10.1097/FAD.0000000000000002
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Drug fever

Vodovar, Dominiquea,b; Le Beller, Christinec; Mégarbane, Brunoa,b,d; Lillo-Le Louet, Agnèsc

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Abstract

Summary

Drug-induced fever can occur by a variety of mechanisms: drugs can affect thermoregulation; and they can act directly as a pyrogenic agent, or indirectly by causing the release of an endogenous pyrogenic agent. Diagnosis can be difficult and the consequences of misdiagnosis can be severe.

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