Third Round Table Discussion

  • Alberto Signore
  • Mauro Liberatore
  • Francesco Scopinaro
Conference paper


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.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Signore
    • 1
  • Mauro Liberatore
    • 2
  • Francesco Scopinaro
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento Scienze Cliniche, Servizio Medicina NucleareUniversità La Sapienza di RomaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Medicine and Pathology, Section of Muclear MedicineUniversity of RomeRomaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento Scienze RadiologicheUniversità La Sapienza di RomaRomaItaly

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