Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO)
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- Classic definition: (Petersdorf and Beson, Medicine, 1961)
- Fever > 38.3°C
- Illness > 3 weeks
- Negative evaluation with hospital workup for > 1 week
- Modern definition:
- Temperature > 38.3°C for > 3 wks duration without a diagnosis despite 2 outpatient visits or 3 hospital days.
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Last updated: June 6, 2019
Auwaerter, Paul G, and John G Bartlett. "Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO)." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540224/all/Fever_of_Unknown_Origin__FUO_.
Auwaerter PG, Bartlett JG. Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO). Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540224/all/Fever_of_Unknown_Origin__FUO_. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G., & Bartlett, J. G. (2019). Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO). In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540224/all/Fever_of_Unknown_Origin__FUO_
Auwaerter PG, Bartlett JG. Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 October 22]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540224/all/Fever_of_Unknown_Origin__FUO_.
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