What does the presence of high fever suggest in the evaluation of gastroenteritis?

Updated: Feb 10, 2017
  • Author: Arthur Diskin, MD; Chief Editor: Steven C Dronen, MD, FAAEM  more...
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The presence of high fever (with or without chills) generally suggests that an invasive organism is the cause of diarrhea, although many extraintestinal illnesses can present with both fever and diarrhea, especially in children.


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