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Met with accident, no physical injuries. Developed fever. Reason?

My husband had an accident this morning with a speeding transport truck, minimal vehicle damage and no physical injuries, they both claim to be fine. Super lucky!! Since early this afternoon my husband has had a fever for about 10hrs already and has had a few naps. Still says he feels ok other wise. Why the fever? and should I send him to hospital? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Thanks for writing your query to us.
Thats very lucky that he did not have any injury after having such major accident, but then also i would advise you to take him to hospital. Even though there is no external injury but some blunt trauma can give rise to internal injury.
Injuried tissue cells release chemicals that causes inflammation called as chemical mediators of inflammation. This increases temperature set point & this leads to activation of heat generating mechanism which gives rise to fever. The cause of fever can be infection of any type bacterial, fungal, viral or trauma or exposure to an allergen
So kindly take your husband to hospital for detailed evaluation.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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