Nursing with focus on Temperature Regulation
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Look at the picture with four different curves. Which description best fits each curve? Rank answers here where the top is number 1, the bottom is the number 4.
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Intermittent pyrexia is when the body temperature alternates between being high and low. At some pyrexial conditions, the temperature may be normal between each peak.
Chills: is when the patient is shivering uncontrollably and his/her teeth are chattering with cold because the body temperature increases rapidly.
Persistent pyrexia: is when the body temperature remains high for several days. Hourly variations are marginal or absent.
Remittent pyrexia is when there are marked fluctuations in body temperature during a 24 hour period, which is commonly seen during viral infections.