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 . 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”
. The four main causes of FUO are infections, malignancies, autoimmune noninfectious diseases, and miscellaneous .
Molecular imaging can play an important role in diagnosing FUO,given that in these patients molecular changes usually occur earlier than morphological structural changes . This determines the advantage of functional imaging with PET/CT over CT or MRI .
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
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?
10.A Child with Fever, Lymphadenitis and Rash
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