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Table 6 Pattern of fever among the febrile patients*

From: Prevalence and clinical presentation of Rickettsia, Coxiella, Leptospira, Bartonella and chikungunya virus infections among hospital-based febrile patients from December 2008 to November 2009 in Bangladesh

  Typhus group Rickettsia (N = 10) Spotted fever group Rickettsia (N = 132) Scrub typhus group Rickettsia (N = 170) C. burnetii (N = 10) Leptospira (N = 2) Chikungunya (N = 10) Bartonella (N = 1)
Fever type:†    
 Remittent 2 (20) 23 (17) 25 (15) 0 0 0 0
 Intermittent 8 (80) 72 (55) 93 (55) 9 (90) 1 (50) 7 (70) 0
 Continuous 0 33 (25) 44 (26) 1 (10) 1 (50) 3 (30) 1 (100)
Fever subsided with:
 Paracetamol 3 (30) 81 (61) 113 (66) 4 (40) 0 8 (80) 0
 Analgesics 0 1 (1) 2 (1) 0 0 1 (10) 0
 Both 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 No medication 7 (70) 50 (38) 55 (32) 6 (60) 2 (100) 1 (10) 1 (100)
Fever associated with:
 Chills 0 12 (9) 22 (13) 1 (10) 1 (50) 2 (20) 0
 Sweating 0 17 (13) 22 (13) 2 (20) 0 6 (60) 0
 Both 0 2 (2) 5 (3) 0 0 0 0
  1. * Values are n (%) unless otherwise indicated
  2. † Fever type: Intermittent fever presents with elevated temperature but falls to normal (37 .2 °C or below) each day and in case of remittent fever, the temperature falls each day but not comes to normal. However, in continuous fever, there is little change (0 .3 °C or less) in the elevated temperature during a 24-h period
  3. Out of 720 participants, 462 patients were from inpatients so the classifications were mostly based on objective assessment while hospitalized; however 258 outpatients reported on their febrile history