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How do you define/diagnose FUO (fever of unknown origin)?
Illness of at least 3 wks duration
Fever over 38.3 C on several occasions
Dx not made after 3 outpatient visits or 3 day hospital stay
What is the MCC of FUO in adults and children?
Adults- Infection & Cancer
Children- Infection. Cancer is a rare cause.
What causes FUO?
Infection
Neoplasms
Autoimmune disorders
Collagen vascular disorders
Nosocomial
HIV Assoc.
Name some infectious causes of FUO
TB
Endocarditis
EBV
CMV
Toxoplasmosis
What are the most common cancers that present with FUO?
Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's
Leukemia
What are the most common autoimmune causes of FUO?
Still's disease
SLE
Polyarteritis Nodosa
Cryoglobulinemia
What are the HACEK organisms?
Gram negative bacilli that are normal oral flora; cause < 5% of all cases of endocarditis; treat with ceftriaxone

H. aphrophilus
H. parainfluenza
Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans
Cardiobacterium hominis
Eikenella corrodens
Kingella kingae