Secondary fever

(Med.) a fever coming on in a disease after the subsidence of the fever with which the disease began, as the fever which attends the outbreak of the eruption in smallpox.

See also: Secondary

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Do a second tap if the patient has resistant pneumococcal meningitis or in the presence of prolonged or secondary fever.