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Fever in days 0-2

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Causes include:-

  • mild pyrexia
    • tissue damage and necrosis } at the site of the
    • haematoma } operation
  • higher persistent pyrexia
    • postoperative atelectasis
    • specific infections related to the surgery
      • biliary infection after biliary surgery
      • urinary tract infection after urological surgery

Note that fever due to a blood transfusion may occur in this initial postoperative period.

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