A prospective multicenter study of 167 patients with FUO
, using fixed epidemologic entry criteria.
Comparing the findings of the present study with a similar study conducted in 1974 that examined 129 patients with FUO
in the same hospital, (4) we found that infections still represent the main cause of FUO
in Egypt (66.
Once a diagnosis of FUO
has been established, a careful diagnostic approach is warranted.
These connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), adult Still's disease, polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), mixed connective tissue disease, temporal arteritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica may be determined in FUO
etiology due to their non-specific presentations.
After carrying out epidemiological, serological and laboratory studies of seven tropical diseases, it was established that the FUO
outbreak was due presumably to the dengue virus.
In one study, one-third of FUO
in children was traced to an infectious cause, 20% to collagen/inflammatory disease, and 13% to malignancies.
The most frequent episodes were FUO
, followed by CDI and MDI [Table 3].
All the patients with FUO
had patent vessels, based on MDCT (Figure 1).
Furthermore, because of a lack of epidemiologic data, FUO
in Africa is often treated sequentially, first with antimalarial drugs and then, until some years ago, with antimicrobial drugs such as chloramphenicol.
Such a distinction, involving M-finiteness, which is of fundamental importance in the TLs studied, only emerges later at the level of FUO
, which indeed is not attained by all the learners, one-third of whom stabilize at IUO (the "basic variety" of Klein and Perdue 1997).
Diagnostic yield of bone marrow examination in HIV associated FUO
in ART naive patients.
Currently approved in 38 countries around the world, AmBisome has been cleared for an expanded label, including empiric treatment of FUO
, in five additional countries.
In standard practice, physicians often have a choice of antifungal drugs, including the new lipoid antifungals, to treat patients with FUO
before receiving confirmation of fungal infections," said Dr.
is a condition in which it is presumed that a neutropenic patient (patient with low white blood cell count) has a fungal infection following unresponsive antibiotic therapy for a high fever.
However, the Company believes that the recent advisory panel meeting on the use of antibiotics in this situation and the upcoming advisory panel on antifungals for the treatment of FUO
indicate the FDA's willingness to reevaluate this question.