Epiglottitis Topic Guide
Epiglottitis: Epiglottitis a medical emergency and death may result if not treated promptly. Causes of epiglottitis include:
Fever in Children Fever is defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4 F or 38 C. Fever isn't life-threatening unless it is persistently high -- greater than a 107 F rectal temperature. Fever is usually caused by an infection. Treatment focuses on controlling the temperature, preventing dehydration, and monitoring for serious illness.