One of the ways that the body defends itself. Fever is a sign that the immune system has been activated. The body uses cytokines and other proteins to communicate this message to the brain.
Symptoms of fever may include the skin feeling warm or hot to the touch, sweating, or shivering.
Your child will be given medicine (such as Tylenol®) to control fever during the Unituxin infusion.
Your child’s temperature will be checked frequently during the infusion.
Tell your healthcare providers right away if your child appears feverish, is sweating, or shivering.
Your healthcare providers will follow their hospital guidelines for fever (which may include blood cultures and/or antibiotics).