Pocket Guide to IBD, Second Edition

Marla Dubinsky, MD; Sonia Friedman, MD

Chapter 6: Fever (continued)

Sonia Friedman, MD, FACG

Fever in IBD can signal disease activity, an IBD complication, or a drug reaction. It can range from a low-grade fever responsive to acetaminophen to high fevers and shaking chills that require hospitalization. Fever in IBD has a long list of causes, and only careful questioning and examination will elucidate the problem. • Active IBD • Intra-abdominal perforation • Intra-abdominal abscess • Drug reaction • Postoperative fever • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) line infection • Unrelated viral or bacterial infection • Infection…