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Why does temperature go up in head trauma?is high temperature specific for any condition?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Brain trauma: The most common cause for fever after head trauma or traumatic brain injury is infection (usually lungs or bladder). Blood clots in the legs, sinusitis, central line infections, blood in the brain, seizures, and medication side effects (anticonvulsants or antibiotics). Less common is a central fever due to damage of the hypothalamus.

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