Prevalence of Fever in Stroke Patients Admitted to Ali Ebne Abitaleb Hospital of Zahedan in 2017-2018
Journal of North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences
Fever in patients with stroke causes an increase in complications and adverse prognosis in patients, which is necessary to identify the factors affecting it or predictive factors. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of fever in patients with stroke admitted to Ali ebne Abitaleb Hospital. Methods: In this study, all patients with stroke admitted in neurology ward, Ali ebne Abitaleb Hospital, Zahedan during 2017 were assessed. According to the study criteria, 120 people
... were included in the project and demographic information including (age and sex) was obtained. Eligible patients were followed based on their body temperature during hospitalization, and the body temperature of those who developed fever within 48 hours were recorded. Resulted data was analyzed by using Chi-square and Mann-Whitney tests. Results: The results of this study showed that the prevalence of fever in patients with stroke was 32.5%, which was not related to the age and sex of the patients (P> 0.05). However, it was found that more than one third of the fever had no clear cause and in other cases of respiratory infections and urinary tract infections were highly prevalent. Conclusions: Due to the effect of fever on the prognosis of patient, regular monitoring of patients vital sign and appropriate treatment measures with appropriate antibiotics in patient is necessary due to the fact that more than two thirds of the cases are of bacterial origin improved patients prognosis by reducing fewer and appropriate treatment.