Fever of unknown origin

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...causes. Abdulkarim A; Pyrexia of Unknown Origin, 2008 ... Fever and Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) - Infectious ... ... . (Powerpoint presentation) Scagni P, Peisino MG, Bianchi M, et al ; Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a rare cause of lymphadenopathy and fever of unknown origin in children: report of two cases and review of the literature. Often, a fever resolves on its own or in response to antibiotic therapy. However, in a small percentage of animals, the fever continues or keeps coming back and the cause cannot be determined. This is called fever of unknown origin. In dogs, th ... Approach to the Adult Patient with Fever of Unknown Origin ... ... . This is called fever of unknown origin. In dogs, the most common causes of fever of unknown origin are infections, immune-mediated diseases, and cancer. Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) FUO is body temperature ≥ 38.3° C (101° F) rectally that does not result from transient and self-limited illness, rapidly fatal illness, or disorders with clear-cut localizing symptoms or signs or with abnormalities on common tests such as chest x-ray, urinalysis, or blood cultures. Often, a fever resolves on its own or in response to antibiotic therapy. However, in a small percentage of animals, the fever continues or keeps coming back and the cause cannot be determined. This is called fever of unknown origin. In cats, infections are the most common cause. Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is traditionally defined as fever higher than 38.3 o C on several occasions for at least three weeks with uncertain diagnosis after one week of evaluation. In some definitions, this strictly applies to one week of in-hospital evaluation, whilst others have broadened to allow for outpatient evaluation. Pediatricians often confuse fever without a source and fever of unknown origin. After completing this article, readers should be able to: 1. Adopt a systematic approach to evaluation and management of fever of unknown origin in patients of various ages. Fever is a common complaint in children. Definition and causes. Fever of unknown origin (FUO) was first defined by Petersdorf and Beeson in 1961, who defined FUO as body temperature above 38.3°C (101°F) on three or more occasions and a duration of illness of at least three weeks, in which no diagnosis was made after one week of hospital admission. 1 In the following years this definition was modified. Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO), also known as fever of unknown origin (FUO), is a grouping of many unrelated medical conditions that share the feature of persistent unexplained fever despite basic investigation. In spite of extensive medical experience and the development of new technologies, ......

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