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T U Jun-Cai, Zhou Ping, L I Xiao-Juan, Sun Ying, S I Hui-Yuan, Wang Chun-Wei, Han Shou-Lei, Zhu Fei-Yun
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution and change of the causes of fever of unknown origin(FUO). METHODS: The clinical data of 500 inpatients with FUO in our center between December 2003 and June 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. The diagnostic methods,etiologies,and their possible relationship with age,sex,fever duration,and period. RESULTS: Of these 500 FUO patients,452(90.4%)were confirmed to be with fever caused by conditions including infectious diseases [(n=231,46...
June 2015: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Vanessa Foggo, Jamie Cavenagh
The presence of fever in malignancy usually indicates infection, though transfusion, thrombosis and drugs are also culprits. However, particularly in some tumour types, fever can also be a paraneoplastic syndrome, caused by the malignancy itself. This can be a difficult diagnosis to establish and presents a therapeutic challenge to the physician when the underlying malignancy is not easily treated.
June 2015: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Alastair C McGregor, David A Moore
The causes of fever of unknown origin (FUO) are changing because advances in clinical practice and diagnostics have facilitated the identification of some infections. A variety of bacterial infections can cause FUO, and these can be divided into those that are easy to identify using culture and those that require serological or molecular tests for identification. A number of viral, parasitic and fungal infections can also cause prolonged fever. This article summarises the clinical features and diagnostic strategy of these infections...
June 2015: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Elizabeth C Hersch, Robert C Oh
Fever of unknown origin has been described as a febrile illness (temperature of 101°F [38.3°C] or higher) for three weeks or longer without an etiology despite a one-week inpatient evaluation. A more recent qualitative definition requires only a reasonable diagnostic evaluation. Although there are more than 200 diseases in the differential diagnosis, most cases in adults are limited to several dozen possible causes. Fever of unknown origin is more often an atypical presentation of a common disease rather than an unusual disease...
July 15, 2014: American Family Physician
Abdurrahman Kaya, Nurhan Ergul, Sibel Yildiz Kaya, Fahrettin Kilic, Mehmet Halit Yilmaz, Kazim Besirli, Resat Ozaras
Prolonged fever presents a challenge for the patient and the physician. Fever with a temperature higher than 38.3°C on several occasions that lasts for at least 3 weeks and lacks a clear diagnosis after 1 week of study in the hospital is called a fever of unknown origin (FUO). More than 200 diseases can cause FUO, and the information gathered from history taking, physical examination, laboratory and imaging studies should be evaluated with care. History taking and physical examination may provide some localizing signs and symptoms pointing toward a diagnosis...
August 2013: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Kayoko Hayakawa, Balaji Ramasamy, Pranatharthi H Chandrasekar
Fever is a common problem for which patients seek medical advice. Fortunately, in most cases, fever is self-limiting or the etiology of fever is promptly established. Sustained, unexplained fever despite a comprehensive work up is recognized as fever of unknown origin (FUO), which frequently poses a clinical challenge. For a methodical approach, FUO is recently categorized into classic FUO, nosocomial FUO, neutropenic FUO and HIV-associated FUO based on the clinical setting and patient's underlying immune status...
October 2012: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Yasar Kucukardali, Oral Oncul, Saban Cavuslu, Mehmet Danaci, Semra Calangu, Hakan Erdem, Ayse Willke Topcu, Zuhal Adibelli, Murat Akova, Emel Azak Karaali, Ahmet Melih Ozel, Zahit Bolaman, Bulent Caka, Birsen Cetin, Erkan Coban, Oguz Karabay, Cagla Karakoc, Mehmet Akif Karan, Selda Korkmaz, Gulsen Ozkaya Sahin, Alaaddin Pahsa, Fatma Sirmatel, Emrullah Solmazgul, Namik Ozmen, Ilyas Tokatli, Cengiz Uzun, Gulsen Yakupoglu, Bulent Ahmet Besirbellioglu, Hanefi Cem Gul
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this trial was to determine the spectrum of diseases with fever of unknown origin (FUO) in Turkey. METHODS: A prospective multicenter study of 154 patients with FUO in twelve Turkish tertiary-care hospitals was conducted. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 42+/-17 years (range 17-75). Fifty-three (34.4%) had infectious diseases (ID), 47 (30.5%) had non-infectious inflammatory diseases (NIID), 22 (14.3%) had malignant diseases (MD), and eight (5...
January 2008: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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