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Faget's sign

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A slow pulse with an elevated temperature, often seen in yellow fever. Faget originally reported this exception to Liebermeister's rule in his description of yellow fever. Other examples of infections sometimes producing Faget's sign are tularaemia, brucellosis, Legionella pneumonia, Colorado tick fever, and Mycoplasma pneumonia.

French description: Discordance entre la courbe du pouls et celle de la temperature dans la fièvre jaune.

Se also Liebermeister's rule, under Karl von Liebermeister, German internist, 1833-1901.


  • Jean-Charles Faget:
    Études médicale de quelques questions importantes pour la Louisiane, et exposé succinct d’une endémie paludéenne de forme catarrhale qui a sévi à la Nouvelle-Orléans, particulièrement sur les enfants, pendant l’epidémie de fièvre jaune de 1858.
    New Orleans, 1859.

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