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Ching-Yi Cho, Chou-Cheng Lai, Ming-Luen Lee, Chien-Lun Hsu, Chun-Jen Chen, Lo-Yi Chang, Chiao-Wei Lo, Sheng-Fong Chiang, Keh-Gong Wu
BACKGROUND: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) was first described in 1961 as fever >38.3°C for at least 3 weeks with no apparent source after 1 week of investigations in the hospital. Infectious disease comprises the majority of cases (40-60%). There is no related research on FUO in children in Taiwan. The aim of this study is to determine the etiologies of FUO in children in Taiwan and to evaluate the relationship between the diagnosis and patient's demography and laboratory data. METHODS: Children under 18 years old with fever >38...
January 30, 2015: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
Weimin Zhou, Xinyi Tan, Yamin Li, Wenjie Tan
BACKGROUND: Few reports have examined the viral aetiology of fever of unknown origin (FUO). OBJECTIVE: This study determined the prevalence of human herpes virus (HHV) DNA in blood of Chinese patients with classic FUO using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and explored the possible role of HHV. STUDY DESIGN: Blood samples were collected from 186 patients (151 children, 35 adults) with classic FUO and 143 normal individuals in Beijing during the years 2009-2012...
2014: PloS One
Burke A Cunha, Andrew Petelin, Sonia George
We describe fever of unknown origin (FUO) in a 57-year-old woman with hepatosplenomegaly. The diagnostic workup was directed at diagnosing a lymphoma. Her history of travel and exposures to food and water did not make typhoid fever a likely diagnostic possibility. Because she presented with prolonged fevers, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, and night sweats with hepatosplenomegaly, lymphoma was likely. Initially, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was not considered because of her age, the absence of pharyngitis and cervical adenopathy, and the higher likelihood of another diagnosis, ie, lymphoma...
January 2013: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
Srdjan Pasic, Aleksandra Minic, Predrag Djuric, Dragan Micic, Milos Kuzmanovic, Ljudmila Sarjanovic, Milanka Markovic
AIM: We conducted a prospective study to evaluate the causes and outcome in children with fever of unknown origin (FUO). METHODS: From 1990 to 1999, 185 children with FUO were evaluated. Initial evaluation included routine haematological analysis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serology, urine, stool or blood cultures, chest X-ray and tuberculin probe. RESULTS: In 131 (70%) patients diagnosis was established, and 70 (37.8%) had infectious disease...
April 2006: Acta Paediatrica
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