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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000399714.32080.49
Feature: PRIMARY CARE

Fever of unknown origin: An evidence-based approach

Holder, (Bonnie) M.A. PhD, APRN, BC; Ledbetter, Carol PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

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Abstract

Abstract: This article reviews the classification and etiology of fever of unknown origin (FUO) in the adult population. A systematic diagnostic approach is discussed, equipping the NP to follow a careful history and physical, as well as focused diagnostic tests and procedures to determine the underlying cause of FUO.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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