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Acute Fever of Indeterminate Cause

  • Shashiraj Eswarappa
  • Babu Urumese Palatty
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Abstract

  • Fever may be an indicator of illness that requires hospitalisation. It is essential for ER physicians to triage febrile patients in the ER as critically ill, high risk or stable with known or unknown source, so that appropriate measures can be taken.

  • Common causes of fever include self-limited illnesses, occult infections and non-infectious illnesses. But the cause of fever may remain obscure in majority of cases.

  • A protocol-based approach to fever in the emergency room saves time and resources.

  • Antipyretic therapy is helpful in relieving discomfort in febrile patients, but may not influence the outcome, except in neurologically compromised febrile patients.

Keywords

Visceral Leishmaniasis Dengue Fever Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Malignant Hyperthermia Febrile Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KIMS Oman HospitalMuscatOman
  2. 2.Emergency MedicineJubilee Mission Medical College and Research InstituteThrissurIndia

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