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Ira Shah
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Investigations in pyrexia of unknown origin
Baseline
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CBC and peripheral smear examination with ESR


- Urine examination
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Stool examination


- X-Ray chest
Additional tests (as indicated)
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Blood culture


- Widal test
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Liver function tests

- Serological tests to antibodies such as for Hepatitis virus, EBV, CMV, Brucellosis, HIV etc.
- Paul Bunnel test for infection mononucleosis
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Mantoux test

- Sputum examination
- Auto antibody tests such as RA factor, ANA, dsDNA.
- USG Abdomen
- Biopsy of affected organ -liver, lymph nodes, bone marrow
- Total body CT or MRI scanning



Contributor Information and Disclosures Ira Shah
Consultant Pediatrician, B.J.Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, India


First Created : 2/28/2001
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