Facing up to fever of unknown origin

Squires, Richard (2005) Facing up to fever of unknown origin. In: Proceedings of the Companion Animal Society Summer Symposium (242), pp. 31-40. From: Companion Animal Society Summer Symposium: Case Challenges in Companion Animal Medicine, 2005, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is an epithet that gets abused in veterinary medicine. The descriptor is best reserved for persistent fever in patients with vague, poorly defined signs of illness that have undergone a reasonably extensive diagnostic investigation. A tighter definition than this has not been properly established in veterinary medicine, but it is fair to say that the term FUO is widely over-used1. In veterinary medicine, a failure to respond to an empirical course of broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy is included by some authorities in the definition of FUO.

Item ID: 18294
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Keywords: circulatory system/haematology, clinical examination, clinical pathology, diagnostic procedures, disease/defect, imaging, Physiology, syndrome, temperature, urinary system/urology
ISSN: 1176-2799
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2011 04:56
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070706 Veterinary Medicine @ 100%
SEO Codes: 86 MANUFACTURING > 8609 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Products > 860902 Veterinary Diagnostics @ 50%
86 MANUFACTURING > 8609 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Products > 860903 Veterinary Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics) @ 50%
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