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What causes high fever after a major spine surgery?

Yes, thank you. My grandson had major surgery yesterday, almost 11 years old, and a rod was placed up and down his spine and secured at both hips to straighten severe scoliosis with Cerebral Palsy. He has not come out of the anesthetic much at all yet, just a few minutes every now and then, and is running 101.6 fever. The surgery was 32 hours ago. Is this unusual or very concerning?
Wed, 16 Mar 2016
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Major invasive surgeries do have systemic symptoms to some extent to the cascade of inflammation and its markers released into the circulation but if it persists and increasing in intensity as well systemic well being is compromised, one has to think of secondary infections and start treating with antibiotics after obtaining cultures from blood and wound.
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