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Encyclopedia > Hyperpyrexia
Name of Symptom/Sign:
Hyperpyrexia, NOS
Classifications and external resources
ICD-10 R50.9
ICD-9 780.6

In medicine, hyperpyrexia is an excessive and unusual elevation of body temperature above 107.6°F (42° C), or high fever. The term symptom (from the Greek syn = con/plus and pipto = fall, together meaning co-exist) has two similar meanings in the context of physical and mental health: Strictly, a symptom is a sensation or change in health function experienced by a patient. ... In medicine, a sign is a feature of disease as detected by the doctor during physical examination of a patient. ... The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) is a detailed description of known diseases and injuries. ... The following codes are used with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... // R00-R99 - Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R09) Symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems (R00) Abnormalities of heart beat (R000) Tachycardia, unspecified (R001) Bradycardia, unspecified (R002) Palpitations (R008) Other and unspecified abnormalities of heart beat (R01) Cardiac murmurs and other... The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) is a detailed description of known diseases and injuries. ... The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... This article is about the field and science of medical practice and health care. ... Fig. ... Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724. ... An analogue medical thermometer showing the temperature of 38. ...


Causes

Some of the more common causes of hyperpyrexia include:

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Facial Blushing | Hyperpyrexia | Red Burning Face Symptoms and Treatment (709 words)
Hyperpyrexia (feelings of burning or tingling) is commonly associated with blushing and is actually much more debilitating to the individual than the mere appearance of blushing on the skin.
This condition of hyperpyrexia associated with facial blushing is little understood and not typically recognized by many physicians.
Many patients have described the feeling they experience from hyperpyrexia as "hot flash or burning." This sensation envelops their face/head/neck to such an extent that they seek seclusion to "cool off".
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