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Combining paracetamol and ibuprofen for fever in children

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1590
  1. Edward Purssell, lecturer1
  1. 1King’s College London, London SE1 8WA
  1. edward.purssell{at}

    Fever is common in childhood and associated with conditions such as infection. Although some infections have considerable morbidity and mortality, fever itself is rarely dangerous. Fever is unpleasant, but how much of the child’s distress is caused by fever, other symptoms such as pain, or parental anxiety is unclear.

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