This book covers pathophysiology of fever, the general approach to the febrile patient, and offers a systematic, in-depth discussion regarding the differential diagnosis of unexplained fever. The authors define an unexplained fever as a fever which lasts a minimum of 14 days and whose etiology is not known. This one-of-a-kind publication highlights the main causes of fever, specifically infectious diseases, cancer, connective tissue diseases, various rare disorders, plus etiologies which are often ignored. Also, laboratory and medical imaging techniques for diagnosing fevers are included. Written in a comprehensive, unrepetitious style, this "must-have" resource includes such aspects as the history of the fever, a review of published cases, the approach to the patient, and an analytical review. This up-to-date volume is an indispensable guide that should be read by physicians, surgeons, internists, microbiologists and other medical professionals.
Table of Contents
GENERAL ASPECTS of FEVER: Introduction. The Anatomy and Physiology of Normal Thermoregulation. Pathophysiology of Fever. Thermometry. Approach to the Febrile Patient. UNEXPLAINED FEVER ASSOCIATED with DISEASES of ORGAN SYSTEMS: Unexplained Fever Associated with Diseases of the Cardiovascular System. Unexplained Fever Associated with Respiratory Diseases. Unexplained Fever Associated with Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Unexplained Fever Associated with Diseases of the Hepatobiliary Tree and Pancreas. Unexplained Fever in Neurologic Diseases. Unexplained Fever Associated with Musculo-Skeletal Disorders. Unexplained Fever Associated with Hematologic Disorders: Section I - Benign Hematologic Disorders. Unexplained Fever Associated with Hematologic Disorders: Section 2 - Malignant Hematologic Disorders. Unexplained Fever in Endocrinologic Disorders. Unexplained Fever Associated with Hereditary and Metabolic Disorders. Unexplained Fever Associated with Cutaneous Manifestations ENVIRONMENTAL and BIOLOGIC CAUSES of UNEXPLAINED FEVER: Iatrogenic and Occupational Fever. Unexplained Fever Associated with Hypersensitivity and Autoimmune Diseases. Unexplained Fever in Infectious Diseases: Section 1 - Viruses, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Rickettsiae, Higher Bacteria, Cell-Wall Deficient Bacteria and Fungi. Unexplained Fever in Infectious Diseases: Section 2 - Commonly Encountered Aerobic, Facultative Anaerobic, and Strict Anaerobic Bacteria, Spirochetes and Parasites. Unexplained Fever in the Immunocompromised Patient. Unexplained Fever in the Patient Returning from the Tropics. Unexplained Fever Associated with Tumors. Psychiatric Aspects of Unexplained Fever. Miscellaneous Causes of Unexplained Fever. UNEXPLAINED FEVER in SURGERY: Surgical Aspects of Unexplained Fever. Unexplained Fever in Urology. Unexplained Fever in Gynecology. Unexplained Fever in Obstetrics. UNEXPLAINED FEVER AT DIFFERENT AGES: Unexplained Fever in the Pediatric Age Group. Unexplained Fever in Geriatrics. DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES and MANAGEMENT of UNEXPLAINED FEVER: Laboratory Diagnostic Tests in the Evaluation of Fever. System Imaging in the Diagnosis of Unexplained Fever. Treatment of Unexplained Fever.
<p>Benedict Isaac, M.D., obtained his training at the University of Bucharest, Romania. After completing residency at the Colentina Hospital, Bucharest, under the supervision of Prof. Lupu, he received his specialty degree in Internal Medicine. He served as Assistant Professor at the Infectious Disease Clinic at this Hospital. Subsequently, he served as “Physician in Chief’’ at the “ Victor Babes’’ Hospital of Infectious Disease. After moving to Israel, he became Consultant Specialist in Internal Medicine at the Federation of Workers’ Health Fund. He has been a Visiting Associate at the Infectious Diseases Clinic at the Claude Bernard Hospital, Paris. Recently he has served as Honorary Clinical Investigator at the Department of Medicine, Tel Aviv Medical Center.</p> <p>Serge Kernbaum, M.D., is a Consultant in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in the American Hospital of Paris, Attaché des Hôpitaux de Paris and has a private practice in Internal Medicine.</p> <p>Michael Burke, M. B. B. S., obtained his training at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. After moving to Israel, he completed a residency at the Tel Aviv Medical Center and he received his specialty degree in Internal Medicine. He has served as Senior Physician and subsequently as Associate Director of the Department of Medicine at this Hospital. He currently serves as Senior Consultant in Immunology at this Institution.</p>