Fever of unknown origin: historical and physical clues to making the diagnosis.

@article{Tolia2007FeverOU,
  title={Fever of unknown origin: historical and physical clues to making the diagnosis.},
  author={Jill Tolia and Jr. Leon G. Smith},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          917-36, viii
        }
}
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) has fascinated and perplexed clinicians for over a century. No published guidelines exist on the approach to FUO, and studies have demonstrated that a diagnosis is never established in up to 30% of cases. A comprehensive history and physical examination are the keys to establishing a diagnosis in patient with FUO. This article provides a systematic approach to the diagnosis of FUO by delineating the most important elements of a comprehensive history and physical… CONTINUE READING

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