Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Pyrexial response to surgery
  • UTI
  • Wound infection
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis
  • Abdominal abscess
  • Foreign body infection
  • Catheter-associated intravascular infection
  • Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Sepsis
  • Pneumonia
  • Haematoma
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Osteomyelitis

Uncommon

  • Transfusion reaction
  • Transplant rejection
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Sinusitis post nasogastric tube insertion
  • Acalculous cholecystitis
  • Meningitis post neurosurgery
  • Otitis media post ENT surgery
  • Sialadenitis
  • Transfusion-related infection
  • Seroma
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage post neurosurgery
  • Drug fever
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • Fat embolism
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Stroke
  • Cavernous sinus thrombosis post ENT or neurosurgery
  • Ischaemia of operated tissue
  • Gout exacerbation
  • Pseudogout exacerbation
  • Hyperthyroidism exacerbation
  • Phaeochromocytoma exacerbation
  • Underlying malignancy
  • Adrenal crisis
  • Pancreatitis

Contributors

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Program Director Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor

University of Florida-Health Science Center

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Jacksonville

FL

Disclosures

JH declares that he has no competing interests.

Associate Professor of Medicine

Florida State University

College of Medicine

Tallahassee

FL

Disclosures

IA declares that she has no competing interests.

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Consultant Paediatrician

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Chelsfield Park Hospital

Chelsfield

Orpington

UK

Disclosures

ASER declares that he has no competing interests.

Consultant

Infectious Diseases

Associate Professor

Section of Infectious Diseases

Department of Medicine

University of Manitoba

Director

Infection Prevention and Control Unit Health Sciences Centre

Winnipeg

Manitoba

Canada

Disclosures

JME declares that he has no competing interests.

Professor of Medicine

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx

NY

Disclosures

SGB declares that he has no competing interests.

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