Third Round Table Discussion
The round table discussion on fever of unknown origin (FUO) and endocarditis started with three multiple-choice questions on FUO and one on endocarditis. As far as the FUO is concerned, three cases of patients with FUO were presented and the audience was invited to express an opinion on what diagnostic test was more appropriate. Interestingly, and probably reflecting different situations in different counties, several different answers were given from computed tomography (CT) scan and stool culture to gallium scan, WBC scan, HIG scan, positron emission tomography (PET) scan and anti-granulocyte antibody scan. These replies reflect a wide uncertainty in the management of patients with FUO. In particular, the clinicians present in the audience were largely in disagreement with the nuclear medicine doctors.
KeywordsGallium Endocarditis Fluoro Deoxyglucose
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