definition of "fever"? 
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 definition of "fever"?

Actually, I have been trying to find out the same thing.  It seems that the rules
have changed over the years.  When I was in school they sent us home for anything
over 99 F.  Now they wait til 101 for my kids.

Is a fever relative to a person's average norm  (not first rising or after
excercise) or is there some other way of knowing that you body is fighting something?

Wed, 26 Feb 1997 02:26:42 GMT
 definition of "fever"?
What's the correct medical definition of a "fever"?  I know that people's
body temperature can vary quite a bit around the notional normal point
of 37 deg C, but how high (and how consistently high) does it have to
be to be labelled a fever?  I ask, because I have come across some
contradictory definitions...

Tom Melham

Wed, 26 Feb 1997 01:18:30 GMT
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