Fever (part 2)

Last week we talked about rheumatic fever and febrile seizures. But what is your differential for fever anyways?

I’d like to share a mnemonic I came up with that may help remember the different categories of possible diagnoses. If your patient is feeling crummy because of fever, they may have gone through their “Drug TINNS” before coming to you.

Drug = Drug fever

T= Thyrotoxicity
I = Infectious
N = Non-infectious inflammatory condition
N = Neoplastic
S = Syndrome (i.e. fever syndrome)

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Happy Chinese New Year and here is to all the fellow horses out there!

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