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The effect of age on fever response among nursing home residents with SARS-COV-2 infection.
Sachar M, Bayer T, DeVone F, Halladay C, McConeghy K, Elhamamsy S, Rajan A, Cadieux M, Singh M, Nanda A, Rudolph JL, McNicoll L, Cizginer S, Gravenstein S. The effect of age on fever response among nursing home residents with SARS-COV-2 infection. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2022 Mar 1; 34(3):691-693.
Over 15,000 veterans in 135 VA nursing homes were systematically tested for SARS-CoV-2 and had daily temperatures assessed from March to August, 2020. Lower baseline temperatures, and in SARS-CoV-2+?, lower maximum temperatures were observed with advancing age. Clinicians should be aware of the potential diminished fever response in the elderly with SARS-CoV-2.