Bartonella henselae as a cause of prolonged fever and fever of unknown origin in children.

@article{Jacobs1998BartonellaHA,
  title={Bartonella henselae as a cause of prolonged fever and fever of unknown origin in children.},
  author={Richard F. Jacobs and Gordon E. Schutze},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={80-4}
}
A prospective evaluation of 146 children with fever of unknown origin (FUO) and prolonged fever was performed from 1990 to 1996. FUO was defined as a documented daily temperature of > or = 38 degrees C for at least 14 days without diagnostic signs or symptoms. Prolonged fever was defined as fever for at least 14 days and no diagnosis at the time of referral for evaluation. An established diagnosis was made for 84 (57.5%) of 146 patients. The most common infectious disease diagnoses were Epstein… CONTINUE READING
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