Fatal fever of unknown origin in acute cervical spinal cord injury: five cases.

@article{Ulger2009FatalFO,
  title={Fatal fever of unknown origin in acute cervical spinal cord injury: five cases.},
  author={Fatma Ulger and Ahmet Dilek and Deniz Karakaya and Alparslan Senel and Binnur Sarihasan},
  journal={The journal of spinal cord medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={343-8}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Patients with traumatic upper thoracic and cervical spinal cord injuries are at increased risk for the development of autonomic dysfunction, including thermodysregulation. Thermoregulation is identified as an autonomic function, although the exact mechanisms of thermodysregulation have not been completely recognized. Quad fever is a hyperthermic thermoregulatory disorder that occurs in people with acute cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord injuries. First described in… CONTINUE READING
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