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Pruritis, fever, and sweats 

Pruritis, fever, and sweats
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Pruritis, fever, and sweats
Author(s):

Philip J. Larkin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0019
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date: 12 November 2018

Pruritus, fever, and sweats are complex and debilitating symptoms. This chapter addresses each of these symptoms separately for clarity; however patients may experience them in combination. The chapter discusses appropriate nursing responses and the use of measures beyond the biomedical framework to alleviate the discomfort imposed by symptoms. A case history is used to focus the discussion around each symptom and its appropriate medical management. This is followed by a review of the nursing response and care of the patient.

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