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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Niloofarsadaat Eshaghhosseiny, MD[2] Yarlagadda Harshitha, MD[3]

Synonyms and Keywords: febris continua e causa ignota; febris e causa ignota; febris E.C.I.; fever/pyrexia of obscured/undetermined/uncertain/unidentifiable/unknown focus/origin/source; fever/pyrexia without a focus/origin/source; FUO; PUO


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Pathophysiology

Causes

Differentiating Fever of unknown origin from other Diseases

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Natural History, Complications and Prognosis

Diagnosis

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