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Suffered a massive stroke. BP elevated, inability to open eyes or talk. Why high fever?

my nephew suffered a massive stroke 1 week ago when lifeflighted to hospital his vital signs were good his blood pressure was elevated he can.t talk, or open his eyes.but was responding to nurses and to family with our touch, paralized on his left ,side 3 days later he developed a fever 105 and has been on ice packs since then there is no longer any kind of responce and is heavily sedated and no change since then
Asked On : Sat, 11 Aug 2012
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The centre for control of body temperature lies in the brain. The brain senses body temperature and adjusts to keep it at constant level. There is apossibility that stroke may have involved that area and so he is not able to regulate body temperature. Heavy sedation itself can cause unresponsiveness. Additionally large stroke develops brain swelling in 48-72 hours and the rise in pressure due to this swelling can cause unresponsiveness. Since you said it was a massive stroke so keep fingers crossed and hope for the best.
good luck.
Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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