Neoplastic fever: a neglected paraneoplastic syndrome

  title={Neoplastic fever: a neglected paraneoplastic syndrome},
  author={J. Zell and J. C. Chang},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  • J. Zell, J. C. Chang
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Supportive Care in Cancer
  • Neoplastic fever, a paraneoplastic syndrome caused by cancer itself, represents a diagnostic challenge for the clinician and is an important issue in supportive oncology. Timely recognition of this febrile condition by differentiating it from other cancer-associated fevers, such as infection and drug reaction, is essential for effective patient management. Although the pathophysiology of neoplastic fever is not well understood, it is suspected to be cytokine mediated. In clinical practice, when… CONTINUE READING
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