A child with a systemic febrile illness - differential diagnosis and management

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serval:BIB_B46D7CF6D59E
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
A child with a systemic febrile illness - differential diagnosis and management
Journal
Best Practice and Research. Clinical Rheumatology
Author(s)
Hofer  M., Mahlaoui  N., Prieur  A. M.
ISSN
1521-6942
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/2006
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
20
Number
4
Pages
627-40
Notes
Journal Article Review --- Old month value: Aug
Abstract
Fever is a common symptom in children and may sometimes be prolonged or recurrent. There are many differential diagnoses, which may lead to significant diagnostic delay. Diagnosis is based on the clinical presentation as well as a widespread panel of investigations that are necessary in order to exclude the many potential causes of fever before reaching a definite diagnosis. In particular, the physician will look for infections and malignancies before considering the disease as inflammatory. This chapter reviews the differential diagnosis of prolonged or recurrent fever, and discusses most of the inflammatory syndromes presenting with fever.
Keywords
Child Diagnosis, Differential Fever of Unknown Origin/*diagnosis/*etiology Humans Inflammation Syndrome Time Factors
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