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A temporary spike in the body's temperature is termed a fever. It is caused by the hypothalamus – the part of the brain responsible for maintaining normal body temperature. When the immune system detects an infection in the body, it triggers complex processes that produce more heat and activates the hypothalamus to increase the body’s temperature.
The overall process restricts heat loss from the body and may lead to patients experiencing shivers. While fever is usually a temporary problem that goes away without medication, it can also lead to severe or life-threatening complications. Some of the possible causes of fever include:
Detecting the cause of the fever can be difficult without consulting a medical practitioner. Hence, it is recommended to seek immediate medical attention if the fever is accompanied by one or more of these symptoms:
At times like these, the doctor may suggest a fever test package to determine the cause of the fever and start suitable treatment.
Apollo 24/7 offers an exhaustive fever profile test to check for some of the most common causes of fever. It comprises a series of 52 tests that check for diseases like malaria, typhoid and dengue and assess blood and urine samples to confirm the cause of fever. The tests included in this package are:
A blood test for fever can facilitate timely detection of the underlying cause. Timely detection can assist in the preparation of effective treatment methods for fever to minimise the impact of the disease.
Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?
The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results