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What could cause a low grade fever in 6 wk olds?

What could cause a low grade fever in 6 wk olds?

Different infections: Viral infection is often the cause but there is also a possibility of bacterial infection, e.g., urinary tract infection. The infant has to be seen by primary care doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What can cause a low grade fever every 7 to 10 days?

What can cause a low grade fever every 7 to 10 days?

Need more info: What's low grade? Recurring fever is usually a sign of a significant problem, especially if you have other symptoms or problems. Some infections such as malaria can do this, relapsing mediterranean fever (rare). Some inflammatory condition even like rheumatoid arthritis can do it. Some cancers like lymphoma come to mind. If you feel fine, some people just have higher 'normal" temperatures. ...Read more

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What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

What would cause a low-grade fever to occur only at night? It's been happening for weeks.

Multiple things: Fever at night can be caused by many things, including chronic infections, rheumatological entities (like lupus), and even malignancy (cancer). It is never normal, and it requires a comprehensive workup. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a low-grade fever?

Can stress cause a low-grade fever?

Not directly : Though stress can result in physical symptoms like worsening pain and reduction of immune system. Decreasing ability to fight infections which could cause fever ...Read more

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Does teething cause a low grade fever?

Does teething cause a low grade fever?

Teething fever?: I don't think anyone can answer that question for sure. There seems to be a disagreement in the dental and medical community on that issue. It's possible. Having said that, if your child has a low grade fever, i would check with your own pediatrician as to what he\she believes and whether it would be a good idea to have your child in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Will malaria cause a low grade fever that lasts for 3 months?

Will malaria cause a low grade fever that lasts for 3 months?

It can,until Rx'd..: There r many types of malaria, major early symptoms. The fevers follow patterns, daily, every other day or every 3 or 4 days . I believe this is quartinary malaria (4) . It is treatable ; also preventable. ...Read more

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Could PMS cause a low grade fever, ranging around 98.8-99.2?

Could PMS cause a low grade fever, ranging around 98.8-99.2?

Not a fever: Sorry, that's not a fever - and there is no medical definition of "low-grade" fever. Normal human body temperatures fluctuate during the day even up to 100 degrees, and can be influenced by activity and ambient temperatures. ...Read more

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Can a fungal infection cause a low grade fever?

Can a fungal infection cause a low grade fever?

Sure...: Infection with any fungal pathogen can cause persistent low grade temperatures. Examples include coccidiodomycosis, histoplasmosis and blastomycosis. Almost always, other focal symptoms related to the infection's location are present. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Low Grade Fever (Definition)

Low grade fever is a symptom in which a person's internal body temperature is mildly high, about 99-100.5 degrees. Many medical conditions and mild colds/flus can ...Read more