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What causes a fever when my child has aortic stenosis?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Normal things

A child with aortic stenosis can get sick like anyone else.
The most important thing is prolonged fever may be an indication of endocarditis (heart valve infection). If fever is persistent then blood cultures should be done.

In brief: Normal things

A child with aortic stenosis can get sick like anyone else.
The most important thing is prolonged fever may be an indication of endocarditis (heart valve infection). If fever is persistent then blood cultures should be done.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many Things

Fevers in children can be caused by many things.
Simply having as does not make additional things potentially cause a fever. However, if your child has prolonged or unexplained fevers, then seek attention (preferably with the cardiologist) as it could be a sign of a serious (but rare) valve infection. Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist.

In brief: Many Things

Fevers in children can be caused by many things.
Simply having as does not make additional things potentially cause a fever. However, if your child has prolonged or unexplained fevers, then seek attention (preferably with the cardiologist) as it could be a sign of a serious (but rare) valve infection. Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many thigns

Fever is the body's response to a viral or bacterial infection.
Sometimes medications can cause drug fever but an infection is more likely. Having aortic stenosis doesn't change what causes fevers. When one has a heart valve problem it just prompts quick investigation and evaluation.

In brief: Many thigns

Fever is the body's response to a viral or bacterial infection.
Sometimes medications can cause drug fever but an infection is more likely. Having aortic stenosis doesn't change what causes fevers. When one has a heart valve problem it just prompts quick investigation and evaluation.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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