Deep vein thrombosis as probable cause of fever of unknown origin.

@article{Aburahma1997DeepVT,
  title={Deep vein thrombosis as probable cause of fever of unknown origin.},
  author={Ali F Aburahma and Samer S Saiedy},
  journal={The West Virginia medical journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={368-70}
}
A rare patient may have fever of unknown origin (FUO) that is caused by pulmonary emboli, pelvic, or lower extremity venous thrombosis (DVT). This study reviews our experience treating patients with DVT that presented with a FUO over a two-year period. A FUO was defined as a temperature of greater than 38.4 degrees C on several occasions for at least three weeks duration that defied one week of hospital evaluation. DVT was considered as a probable cause of FUO if the following criteria were met… CONTINUE READING