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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29924054/long-term-prognosis-treatment-and-outcome-of-patients-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-whom-no-diagnosis-was-made-despite-extensive-investigation-a-questionnaire-based-study
#1
Catharina M Mulders-Manders, Celeste Engwerda, Anna Simon, Jos W M van der Meer, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
In 30-50% of patients with fever of unknown origin (IUO) no explanation for the fever can be found. Prognosis and effects of empirical treatment of these patients are largely unknown.With this retrospective, questionnaire based corort study in all unexplained FUO patients in an expert center between 2003 and 2014 we studied mortality and outcome.In 131 of 274 FUO patients, FUO remained unexplained. Ninety-nine of them responded to the long-term follow up questionnaire. Adter a median duration of follow-up of 60 months, spontaneous remission of fever occured in 47...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29901588/clinical-analysis-of-215-consecutive-cases-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-a-cohort-study
#2
Yong-Zhi Zhai, Xin Chen, Xin Liu, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Hong-Ju Xiao, Gang Liu
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a frequently observed phenomenon in clinical practice. The present study was aimed to investigate potential causes of FUO, thereby improving clinical diagnosis of this disorder.In this retrospective study, clinical data were collected from 215 patients who were diagnosed with FUO between January 2009 and December 2010, and an 18 to 36 months follow-up visit was also performed for these patients.Among these FUO cases, the most common causes of the disease were infectious diseases (IDs) (42...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774477/cefepime-vs-cefoperazone-sulbactam-in-combination-with-amikacin-as-empirical-antibiotic-therapy-in-febrile-neutropenia
#3
M Ponraj, Biswajit Dubashi, B H Harish, S Kayal, S L Cyriac, Jogamaya Pattnaik, K Ranjith, Unni S Pillai, Naresh Jadhav, Kiran K Matta, Jagdeep Singh, Esha Jaffa, Bhanu Prakash
PURPOSE: Beta lactams are standard empirical therapy for febrile neutropenia (FN). The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cefepime monotherapy compared with cefoperazone/sulbactam plus amikacin (CS + A) for empirical treatment of high risk FN. METHODS: One hundred seventy-five patients with 336 FN episodes were randomized to receive either cefepime (2 g q8h for adults and 50 mg/kg q8h for children) or CS (2 g q8h for adults and 50 mg/kg q8h for children) plus amikacin (15 mg/kg once a day)...
May 17, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742054/overview-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-adult-and-paediatric-patients
#4
REVIEW
Luciano Attard, Marina Tadolini, Domenico Umberto De Rose, Marco Cattalini
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) can be caused by a wide group of diseases, and can include both benign and serious conditions. Since the first definition of FUO in the early 1960's, several updates to the definition, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches have been proposed. This review outlines a case report of an elderly Italian male patient with high fever and migrating arthralgia who underwent many procedures and treatments before a final diagnosis of Adult-onset Still's disease was achieved. This case report highlights the difficulties in diagnosing certain causes of FUO that requires a very high index of suspicion...
January 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687155/takayasu-arteritis-in-childhood-misdiagnoses-at-disease-onset-and-associated-diseases
#5
Gleice Clemente, Clovis A Silva, Silvana B Sacchetti, Virginia P L Ferriani, Sheila K Oliveira, Flavio Sztajnbok, Blanca E R G Bica, André Cavalcanti, Teresa Robazzi, Marcia Bandeira, Maria Teresa Terreri
Juvenile-Takayasu arteritis (j-TA) is a difficult diagnosis and some patients develop uncommon manifestations and associated diseases that may contribute to the delayed diagnosis. Our aim was to identify the misdiagnoses, the associated diseases and the atypical manifestations observed in a j-TA Brazilian multicentre study. 71 children and adolescents who met the classification criteria for j-TA were included. The misdiagnoses, the associated diseases and the atypical manifestations were evaluated. 19 (26.8%) patients had misdiagnoses...
June 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679253/fever-of-unknown-origin-fuo-cmv-infectious-mononucleosis-or-lymphoma
#6
Burke A Cunha, Karishma Chawla
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) refers to fevers of > 101 °F that persist for > 3 weeks and remain undiagnosed after a focused inpatient or outpatient workup. FUO may be due to infectious, malignant/neoplastic, rheumatic/inflammatory, or miscellaneous disorders. The FUO category determines the focus of the diagnostic workup. In the case presented of an FUO in a young woman, there were clinical findings of both CMV infectious mononucleosis or a lymphoma, e.g., highly elevated ESR, elevated ferritin levels, and elevated ACE level, β-2 microglobulins...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624096/interleukin-6-producing-pheochromocytoma-as-a-new-reason-for-fever-of-unknown-origin-a-retrospective-study
#7
Xiangming Cheng, Mingxin Zhang, Yu Xiao, Hanzhong Li, Yushi Zhang, Zhigang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To explore the fever of unknown origin (FUO) resulted by Interleukin-6 (IL-6) producing pheochromocytoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with pheochromocytoma were gathered from June 2014 to April 2017. The clinical characteristics of patients were recorded such as gender, age, 24hr urinary catecholamines (norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine), tumor size, axillary temperature (AT), white blood cells (WBC), serum IL-6 level and high sensitive C Reactive Protein (hsCRP)...
April 6, 2018: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487087/etiology-and-resource-use-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-hospitalized-children
#8
James W Antoon, David C Peritz, Michael R Parsons, Asheley C Skinner, Jacob A Lohr
BACKGROUND: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a well-known pediatric presentation. The primary studies determining the causes of prolonged fever in children were performed 4 decades ago, before major advances in laboratory and diagnostic testing. Given that the distribution of diagnosed causes of adult FUO has changed in recent decades, we hypothesized that the etiology of FUO in children has concordantly changed and also may be impacted by a definition that includes a shorter required duration of fever...
March 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461750/-persistent-fever-in-the-travelling-child
#9
Pierre Alex Crisinel
Persistent fever or FUO (fever of unknown origin) is defined by a fever of more than 1‑2 weeks that remains unexplained, after considerable diagnostic efforts. In the travelling child, in addition to cosmopolitan infectious diseases, tropical pathogens must absolutely be considered according to the regions visited and the activities practiced. A detailed history and a complete clinical examination are essential to decide which supplementary investigations will complete the basic assessment, which must contain the search for malaria in any child who has visited an endemic area...
February 14, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452615/fever-of-unknown-origin-the-value-of-fdg-pet-ct
#10
REVIEW
Ilse J E Kouijzer, Catharina M Mulders-Manders, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers, Wim J G Oyen
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is commonly defined as fever higher than 38.3°C on several occasions during at least 3 weeks with uncertain diagnosis after a number of obligatory investigations. The differential diagnosis of FUO can be subdivided in four categories: infections, malignancies, noninfectious inflammatory diseases, and miscellaneous causes. In most cases of FUO, there is an uncommon presentation of a common disease. FDG-PET/CT is a sensitive diagnostic technique for the evaluation of FUO by facilitating anatomical localization of focally increased FDG uptake, thereby guiding further diagnostic tests to achieve a final diagnosis...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451055/early-discontinuation-of-empirical-antibacterial-therapy-in-febrile-neutropenia-the-antibiostop-study
#11
Lenaïg Le Clech, Jean-Philippe Talarmin, Marie-Anne Couturier, Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Christophe Nicol, Ronan Le Calloch, Stéphanie Dos Santos, Pascal Hutin, Didier Tandé, Virginie Cogulet, Christian Berthou, Gaëlle Guillerm
INTRODUCTION: Immediate empirical antibiotic therapy is mandatory in febrile chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, but its optimal duration is unclear, especially in patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO). OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this 20-month prospective observational study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of short-term antibiotic treatment in afebrile or febrile patients exhibiting FUO, irrespective of their neutrophil count. The secondary objective was to describe the epidemiology of all episodes of febrile neutropenia...
February 16, 2018: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420202/response-to-is-the-pet-ct-first-choice-for-differential-diagnosis-of-fuo-iuo-by-armagan-et-al
#12
Verena Schönau, Georg Schett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417312/lessons-learned-from-splenic-infarcts-with-fever-of-unknown-origin-fuo-culture-negative-endocarditis-cne-or-malignancy
#13
REVIEW
Burke A Cunha, Bertamaria Dieguez, Alena Varantsova
Culture negative endocarditis (CNE) is a common concern in patients with fever, heart murmur, cardiac vegetation, and negative blood cultures. The diagnosis of CNE is not based only on negative blood cultures and a cardiac vegetation. The clinical definition of CNE is based on negative blood cultures plus the findings of culture positive infective endocarditis (IE), e.g., fever, cardiac vegetation, splenomegaly, peripheral manifestations. Because embolic splenic infarcts may occur with culture positive IE, some may assume that splenic infarcts are a sign of CNE...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411126/febrile-events-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-a-prospective-observational-multicentric-seifem-study-seifem-2012-b-all
#14
MULTICENTER STUDY
Roberta Di Blasi, Chiara Cattaneo, Russell E Lewis, Mario Tumbarello, Laura Angelici, Giulia Dragonetti, Alessandro Busca, Benedetta Cambò, Anna Candoni, Monica Cesarini, Simone Cesaro, Mario Delia, Rosa Fanci, Francesca Farina, Mariagrazia Garzia, Antonio Giordano, Bruno Martino, Lorella Melillo, Gianpaolo Nadali, Vincenzo Perriello, Marco Picardi, Angela Maria Quinto, Prassede Salutari, Angelica Spolzino, Adriana Vacca, Calogero Vetro, Michelle Zancanella, Annamaria Nosari, Franco Aversa, Livio Pagano
The purpose of the present study is to estimate the current incidence of febrile events (FEs) and infectious episodes in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and evaluate the outcome. We analyzed data on all FEs in a cohort of patients affected by ALL admitted to 20 Italian hematologic centers during 21 months of observation from April 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. Data about treatment phase, steroids, neutropenia, type and site of infection, and outcome of infection were collected. The population comprehended 271 ALL adult patients...
May 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390335/fever-of-unknown-origin-and-splenomegaly-a-case-report-of-blood-culture-negative-endocarditis
#15
Maria Livia Burzo, Mariangela Antonelli, Giovanni Pecorini, Angela M R Favuzzi, Raffaele Landolfi, Andrea Flex
RATIONALE: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) can be determined by different conditions among which infectious diseases represent the main cause. PATIENT CONCERNS: A young woman, with a history of aortic stenosis, was admitted to our unit for a month of intermittent fever associated with a new diastolic heart murmur and splenomegaly. Laboratory tests were negative for infectious screening. The total body computed tomography (CT) scan excluded abscesses, occulted neoplasia, or lymphadenopathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361191/response-to-jolobe-molecular-diagnostics-in-fuo
#16
LETTER
C M Mulders-Manders, A Simon, C P Bleeker-Rovers
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361114/molecular-diagnostics-in-fuo
#17
LETTER
O M P Jolobe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345845/atypical-familial-mediterranean-fever-developed-in-a-long-term-hemodialysis-patient
#18
Toshiyuki Makino, Yoshitatsu Ohara, Namiko Kobayashi, Yohei Kono, Ayumu Nomizu, Mariko Ichijo, Yutaro Mori, Noriaki Matsui, Dai Kishida, Takayuki Toda
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is usually an autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. FMF develops before the age of 20 years in 90% of patients. It has intervals of 1 week to several years between attacks, which leads to renal dysfunction-amyloidosis. We report a case of atypical FMF that developed in a long-term hemodialysis patient. A 65-year-old Japanese female undergoing hemodialysis for 32 years was referred to our hospital with a fever of unknown origin (FUO) following cervical laminoplasty...
April 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189130/nuclear-medicine-imaging-in-fever-of-unknown-origin-the-new-paradigm
#19
Christopher J Palestro, Charito Love
Fever of unknown origin, or FUO, is a challenging condition for patients and clinicians. In up to 50% of cases no diagnosis is established. Patient workup begins with comprehensive history, physical examination and laboratory tests. Radionuclide imaging has been a second-line procedure. Gallium-67 citrate, which accumulates in infection, inflammation, and tumor, was for many years, the radionuclide test of choice in the workup of FUO. The 24-72 hours between injection and imaging, relatively high radiation dose to patients, and suboptimal image quality are significant disadvantages; imaging results are variable...
November 29, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181207/-mycoplasma-pneumonia-an-unrecognized-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-an-adult
#20
Fatima Ali-Ahmed, Alexandra Halalau
A 26-year-old female was admitted for fever of unknown origin (FUO), headaches, left ankle edema, and a lower extremity rash consistent with erythema nodosum. She had no respiratory symptoms or family history of autoimmune diseases. A chest X-ray was negative for pneumonia or hilar adenopathy. Extensive autoimmune workup was negative. A chest, abdomen, and pelvis computed tomography scan was unremarkable and laboratory studies revealed no source of infection. On hospital day 5, the patient developed a mild productive cough...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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