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Question :
Posted On : 30 Jun 2024
When do you categorize a fever as a Fever of unknown origin and how do you treat the same?
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Expert Answer :
Fever lasting more than 10 days and no diagnosis in spite of preliminary investigations.
Answer Discussion :
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Aishwarya Pm
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no diagnosis after more than 3 days of hospitalization
14 Days ago
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Alamoudi Alamoudi
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fever at least once per day for more than 7 days with no confirmed diagnosis after comprehensive assessment ( detailed history , clinical examination, and lab. investigations).
Treatment is guided by the principal symptoms and signs and the organ system affected.
close clinical monitoring and revise diagnosis daily based on new or evolving signs and symptoms
If hospitalized: Ceftriaxone i.v .
If treated outpatient : Doxycycline PO or Azithromycin PO in children < 8 years.

18 Days ago
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DrKathy Davis
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temperature tester would be equip unknown you can't until symptom of different feeling.
19 Days ago
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Nabeela Altaf
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when all cultures come back negative and you can't find the focus of the fever
19 Days ago
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DrAhemad Pothiawala
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documented only with no clinical e/o any focus or not associated with cough and cold that last for more than 3 weeks & remains undiagnosed after one week of intense investigation can be labelled as fever of unknown origin
19 Days ago




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