Which type of fever is a client experiencing when the body temperature alternates at regular intervalsbetween periods of fever and periods of normal or subnormal temperatures?
With intermittent fever, the body temperature alternates at regularintervals between periods of fever and periods of normal or subnormaltemperatures. During a remittent fever, such as with a cold or influenza, a widerange of temperature fluctuations (more than 2°C [3.6°F]) occurs over the 24-hourperiod, all of which are above normal. A relapsing fever is characterized by short,febrile periods of a few days interspersed with periods of 1 or 2 days of normaltemperature. During a constant fever, the body temperature fluctuates minimallybut always remains above normal.