Fever Investigations in Pyrexia Of Unknown Origin


Last Updated : 12/31/2010
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Ira Shah
Investigations in pyrexia of unknown origin

CBC and peripheral smear examination with ESR

- Urine examination

Stool examination

- X-Ray chest
Additional tests (as indicated)

Blood culture

- Widal test
Liver function tests

- Serological tests to antibodies such as for Hepatitis virus, EBV, CMV, Brucellosis, HIV etc.
- Paul Bunnel test for infection mononucleosis
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
Last Updated : 12/31/2010
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