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Postscript: cooling the feverish child (2 September 1991, page 72)

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A paediatrician has pointed out that it is important to ensure that children with fever are adequately hydrated. Hypovolaemia is liable to cause peripheral vasoconstriction which will impede heat loss, and so make the fever worse. Rehydration may then be more appropriate and more effective than physical cooling.

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