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Acute Fevers of Unknown Origin

Acute Fevers of Unknown Origin Abstract In regard to DiNubile's editorial concerning acute fevers of unknown origin that appeared in the November 22, 1993, issue of the Archives,1 I believe that almost all causes that were listed therein, with the exception of pancreatitis and hepatitis, were likewise listed as causes of hyperthermia.2,3 For that reason, I do not see the need to create a separate syndrome of "acute fevers of unknown origin" nor do I believe there is a need to be emphatic about not using antibiotics to treat them empirically. References 1. DiNubile MJ. Acute fevers of unknown origin: a plea for restraint . Arch Intern Med. 1993;153:2525-2526.Crossref 2. Simon HB. Hyperthermia . N Engl J Med. 1993;329:483-497.Crossref 3. MacKowiak PA. Approach to the febrile patient: fever of unknown origin and drug induced fever . In: Kelly JB. Textbook of Internal Medicine . Philadelphia, Pa: JB Lippincott; 1992:1615. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Acute Fevers of Unknown Origin

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 154 (19) – Oct 10, 1994

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1994.00420190157020
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Abstract

Abstract In regard to DiNubile's editorial concerning acute fevers of unknown origin that appeared in the November 22, 1993, issue of the Archives,1 I believe that almost all causes that were listed therein, with the exception of pancreatitis and hepatitis, were likewise listed as causes of hyperthermia.2,3 For that reason, I do not see the need to create a separate syndrome of "acute fevers of unknown origin" nor do I believe there is a need to be emphatic about not using antibiotics to treat them empirically. References 1. DiNubile MJ. Acute fevers of unknown origin: a plea for restraint . Arch Intern Med. 1993;153:2525-2526.Crossref 2. Simon HB. Hyperthermia . N Engl J Med. 1993;329:483-497.Crossref 3. MacKowiak PA. Approach to the febrile patient: fever of unknown origin and drug induced fever . In: Kelly JB. Textbook of Internal Medicine . Philadelphia, Pa: JB Lippincott; 1992:1615.

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 10, 1994

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