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experience an abatement of a fever

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We expanded our isolation criteria to include all patients with undifferentiated febrile illness and chest x-ray infiltrates with or without fever or respiratory symptoms until an alternative diagnosis is made, or until they defervesce and serial chest x-ray findings are normal.
The patient should defervesce and improve clinically within the first several days of therapy.
Patients treated with doxycycline usually defervesce within 24 to 48 hours (5).