Postoperative pyrexia causes

The seven C’s

  • Chest – infection
  • Catheter – urinary tract infection
  • CVP line – infection
  • Cannula – superficial thrombophlebitis (remove cannula)
  • Cut – wound infection
  • Collection – Subphrenic/pelvic abscess (?failure of anastomosis)
  • Calves – DVT
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