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64 Possible Causes for Fever, Sunken Fontanelle

  • Dehydration

    Signs of Dehydration Mild Thirst Dry lips Slightly dry mouth membranes Moderate Very dry mouth membranes Sunken eyes Sunken fontanelle (soft spot) on infant’s head.[quickcare.org] RESULTS: Of the 895 children under 8 days of age who visited the PED, 69 consulted for fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] eyes, (in infant – sunken fontanel, the soft spot on the head), limited, very dark urine, cramps, stiff and/or painful joints, severe irritability, severe headache, few or[lecomhealth.com]

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Severe dehydration—which is an emergency—can cause extreme thirst, extreme sleepiness, sunken fontanels, and fussiness in infants; irritability/confusion in adults; and dry[contemporaryclinic.pharmacytimes.com] It has been suggested that high fever is generally caused by bacteria, while mild fever indicates viral gastroenteritis.[symptoma.com] […] appearance to the eyes Sunken soft spot on an infant's head (fontanelle) Most viruses and bacteria are passed from person to person by unwashed hands.[medlineplus.gov]

  • Adenovirus Infection

    […] soft spots (fontanelles) on the top of an infant's head No tears Sunken eyes Tests of stool samples may be used to identify the virus that is causing the sickness.[mountsinai.org] The elder brother developed a high fever and was diagnosed with HAdV infection with an immunochromatographic kit for HAdV (IC-kit).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] period of 1-14 days, whereas rhinitis, fever, and cervical lymphadenopathy are typical for pharyngoconjunctival fever (PCF).[symptoma.com]

  • Rotavirus Infection

    Rotavirus infection in infants leads to the same symptoms, including severe diarrhea, vomiting, and fever; dehydration also leads to sunken fontanelles, a decreased production[symptoma.com] […] of neonatal fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of dehydration include lethargy, dry, cool skin, absence of tears when crying, dry or sticky mouth, sunken eyes or sunken fontanel (the soft spot on the head of infants[rxlist.com]

  • Bronchiolitis

    fontanelle, sunken eyes, reduced skin turgor, low urine production, absent tears Toxic appearance Oxygen saturation 90% Initial treatment Reassurance and home care Consider[bpac.org.nz] KEYWORDS: bronchiolitis; fever; hypoxia; imaging; infant; radiography[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There may be clinical signs of dehydration such as a sunken fontanelle, slow capillary refill or dry mucous membranes.[kidshealthwa.com]

  • Febrile Convulsions

    This includes: a dry mouth sunken eyes a lack of tears when crying a sunken fontanelle – the soft spot usually found at the top of a young child's head Seeing a doctor Febrile[nhs.uk] Treatment for a fever Fever is a normal response to infection and is usually harmless.[betterhealth.vic.gov.au] If your child ever had a febrile (fever) seizure , it’s something you probably won’t forget.[webmd.com]

  • Viral Gastroenteritis

    fontanel (the soft spot on the top of an infant’s head) How is viral gastroenteritis diagnosed?[cedars-sinai.org] Of these 18 seizure patients, eight presented without fever (the aFS group) and 10 presented with febrile episodes (FS group).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] soft spots (fontanelles) on the top of an infant's head No tears Sunken eyes Tests of stool samples may be used to identify the virus that is causing the sickness.[ufhealth.org]

  • Toddler's Diarrhea

    fontanelle (the soft spot on your child’s head if he or she is less than 18 months old).[wmpeds.com] […] of 100.4 F (38 C) or higher Fever of 101.4 F (38.5 C) or higher that doesn’t get lower with medicine A child younger than 2 years has fever for more than 24 hours A child[fairview.org] […] eyes, grayish skin, sunken soft spot (fontanelle) on your baby’s head.[caringforkids.cps.ca]

  • Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

    Symptoms may include: Dry mucous membranes Dry skin Sunken appearance to eyes Sunken fontanelles (soft spot) in infants Changes in memory or balance Other symptoms that can[medlineplus.gov] Transient insertion of a urethral catheter helped to relieve fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The condition can progress to dehydration that presents as: Dry mouth Loss of skin pressure (turgor pressure) Sunken eyes In infants, dehydration can also cause sunken fontanelles[dovemed.com]

  • Sepsis Neonatorum

    Eyes may have a sunken appearance. Decrease in urination - not passing urine in more than 12 hours. A swelling in the stomach region. Bulging of the fontanelle.[news-medical.net] Fever or frequent changes in temperature Breathing rapidly, difficulty breathing, or periods of no breathing (apnea) Poor feeding from breast or bottle Decreased or absent[lahey.org] Infants rarely present with fever unless born to a febrile mother, although some acquire fever immediately after delivery.[arupconsult.com]

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