Clinic Consult Pediatrics: Fever of Unknown Origin

by Ritabrata Kundu, Jaydeep Choudhury

The aim of this chapter is to focus on the clinic consult pediatrics. Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is not a clearly defined term in pediatric medicine. The basic requirement of 3 weeks of fever is a long time period, instead children are often diagnosed with FUO when fever is present for a few days and basic screening tests are negative. Infection accounts for more than half of the FUOs in children. In future with the advancement in diagnostic procedures, FUOs could be diagnosed at shorter intervals and more accurately. Direct detection and quantification of fever-inducing cytokines in blood and tissues will help in identification of inflammatory stimuli. The chapters compiled in this book cover the various aspects of FUO in a concise easy to read presentation. Focus has been given to the common causes of FUO. This book is meant for all the medical practitioners who treat patients suffering from fever and also for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. The subject is presented in a brief, to the point, ready to read format with flowcharts and illustrations for handy reference.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Kundu Ritabrata
Institute of Child Health, Kolkata
Institute of Child Health, 11, Dr Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Institute of Child Health, Calcutta
Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal
Institute of Child, Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2. Choudhury Jaydeep Institute of Child Health, Kolkata
Institute of Child Health, Dr Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Institute of Child Health, Ballygunge Place, Kolkata, West Bengal
Institute of Child Health,Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal
ISBN 9789352704262
Speciality Medicine, Pediatrics
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18094
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2019
Pages 110
Book Type Professional

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