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can being on oxacillin via a picc line for osteomyelitis cause a fever?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: That is possible it would be called a "drug fever" check with your doctor or infectious disease specialist asap.
Answered on May 19, 2016
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Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
YES: Penicillins can cause a drug fever, as can indwelling catheters.
Answered on Oct 26, 2017

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