A fever is a sign that the body is combatting infection. A fever can be a symptom of many diseases, infections and conditions. A fever is categorised as body temperature that goes beyond the normal range of 36-37°c.

Although the body's temperature is dependent on factors such as eating, exercise, sleeping, and what time of the day it may be, a constant high temperature is not something to ignore as it can have serious complications. Fever is most commonly brought on by a viral infection and usually resolves within a few days, however, when it doesn't, and the fever persists you may require Dr Mogambery to perform further investigations to find the cause of this symptom.

Persistent fever, otherwise known as a low-grade fever, can signal a hidden infection, which could be anything from a urinary tract infection, bacterial sinusitis or tuberculosis to a more severe and complex malignancy or connective tissue disease. It is therefore essential that if you find yourself suffering from a persistent fever with an unknown cause, that you see your physician or infectious diseases specialist to perform a thorough investigation.