The important pathological condition to be combated is the hyperpyrexia, and not the cold stage, as in intermittents.
A fatal issue is most frequently observed in connection with hyperpyrexia alone, or in combination with delirium or coma.
Young children only are in danger of death from convulsions or a rapid tissue-degeneration due to hyperpyrexia.
The cases of hyperpyrexia preponderate in first attacks of rheumatic fever.
The mortality of these cases is very considerable, hyperpyrexia being one of the chief causes of death in acute rheumatism.
Loss of consciousness was followed by flaccidity of all four extremities, hyperpyrexia, and death.
hyperpyrexia hy·per·py·rex·i·a (hī'pər-pī-rěk'sē-ə)
Abnormally high fever.