Prophylactic antipyretic treatment with acetaminophen in acute ischemic stroke: a pilot study.

Fever is associated with poor outcome in acute stroke. Forty-two consecutive, normothermic patients with acute ischemic stroke were, within 24 hours from symptom onset, randomized to either receive 4 g acetaminophen daily (n = 20) or matched placebo (n = 22). Fever of greater than 37.5 degrees C occurred in 36.4% of patients in the placebo group, compared… (More)