Fever of unknown origin: what is remarkable in the elderly in a developing country?

@article{Onal2006FeverOU,
  title={Fever of unknown origin: what is remarkable in the elderly in a developing country?},
  author={Ibrahim Koral Onal and Mustafa Cankurtaran and Mustafa Çakar and Meltem Gulhan Halil and Zekeriya Ulger and Burcu Balam Doğu and Omr{\"u}m Uzun and Serhat Unal and Servet Arioğul},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2006},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={399-404}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate fever of unknown origin (FUO) in 97 patients and compare geriatric and adult population. METHODS We investigated 97 (22 elderly) patients with FUO using the criteria of Petersdorf and Beeson [Medicine 40 (1961) 1] hospitalized between January 1990 and May 2005 at Hacettepe University Hospital. RESULTS Infectious diseases were the most common cause in the adult (33.3%) and the elderly (45.5%) patients both. Neoplasms were seen in 18.7; 4.5% and collagen vascular… CONTINUE READING
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