1st Edition

Fever of Unknown Origin

Edited By Burke A. Cunha Copyright 2007
    264 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    about the book…

    Assisting clinicians in the differential diagnosis of the wide range of disorders responsible for fever of unknown origin (FUO), this source stands as the only recent and comprehensive differential diagnosis of these conditions. This guide providing a clear overview of diagnostic approaches and offers expert recommendations that are invaluable to anyone caring for patients with prolonged undiagnosed fever.

    Written by clinicians for clinicians, this single authoritative source emphasizes the syadramic approach in the diagnosis of FUOs…discusses the etiology and distribution of disorders causing FUOs…and stresses the importance of a focused history, physical examination, and laboratory tests in the differential diagnosis of the FUO patient.

    about the editor…

    BURKE A. CUNHA is Chief, Infectious Disease Division, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, New York, and Professor of Medicine, State University of New York School of Medicine, Stony Brook. Dr. Cunha is the author or coauthor of more than 150 abstracts, 100 electronic publications, 1000 articles, and 150 book chapters. He has edited 20 books on various infectious disease topics and is Editor-in-Chief of the journals Infectious Disease Practice and Antibiotics for Clinicians. Dr. Cunha is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Dr. Cunha is internationally recognized as a teacher-clinician and is the recipient of many teaching awards including the prestigious Aesculapius Award. Dr. Cunha is a Master the American College of Physicians awarded for lifetime achievement as a master clinician and teacher of infectious diseases. Dr. Cunha received the M.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey.

    GENERAL CONCEPTS. FUO: Overview/Etiologies. Diagnostic Approach to FUO. FUO IN SELECTED GROUPS. FUO in Children. FUO in Cirrhosis. FUO in Malignancies. FUO in Febrile Leukopenia. FUO in Rheumatic Disorders. FUO in HIV. FUO in Transplants. Nosocomial FUO. FUO in the Elderly. FUO in Postoperative Patients. Recurrent FUOs. DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR FUO. Nonspecific Diagnostic Tests for FUO. Specific Diagnostic Tests for FUO. Imaging Studies in FUO. THERAPY. Empiric Therapy in FUO


    Burke A. Cunha