Fever Of Unknown Origin

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Fever of unknown origin (FUO) was recognized in the 1960s, when it was
defined as a condition of increased body temperature exceeding 38.3°C measured on several occasions and for a period of more than 3 weeks in an immunocompetent patient with no known illness [1]. More recently, FUO has been classified into three groups according to the type of patient: (1) “classical” in the case of non-immunocompromised patients;(2) “nosocomial” in neutropenic patients; and (3) “patients with HIV”
[2]. The four main causes of FUO are infections, malignancies, autoimmune noninfectious diseases, and miscellaneous [3].
Molecular imaging can play an important role in diagnosing FUO,given that in these patients molecular changes usually occur earlier than morphological structural changes [4]. This determines the advantage of functional imaging with PET/CT over CT or MRI [5].
This books contents includes following subjects-
1.Fever of Unknown Origin
A.Fever of Unknown Origin: Differential Diagnosis
B.Fever of Unknown Origin: Treatment According to Risk Assessment
C.Lung Lesions During Fever of Unknown Origin
2.Postoperative Fever
3.New Fever in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit Patient
4.Postoperative Fever and Infection in Immunosuppressed Patients 5.Perspectives: How to Deal with Fever (38°C) After Arthroplasty: The Surgeon’s Point of View
6.Pathogenesis of Fever
7.Is Fever Beneficial?
8.New-Onset Fever
9.High Fever
10.A Child with Fever, Lymphadenitis and Rash

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