TABLE 842 Causes of Postoperative Fevers in General Surgical Patients

Urinary tract infections become evident 3 to 5 days postoperatively. Seven to ten days postoperatively, clinical manifestations of wound infections develop. Deep venous thrombosis can result in fever any time but usually not until the fifth postoperative day. Antibiotic-induced pseudomembrane colitis occurs up to 6 weeks postoperatively. An approach for evaluating and managing fever in postoperative patients is presented in T§ble...,84z3.

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