Tackling fever and inflammation of unknown origin: the do's and don'ts

Acta Clin Belg. 2014 Dec;69(6):412-7. doi: 10.1179/2295333714Y.0000000070. Epub 2014 Aug 31.


Fever and inflammation of unknown origin continue to challenge the clinician. The differential diagnosis is broad and potential diagnostic pitfalls abound. To guide the approach, the authors discuss the do's and don'ts.

Keywords: Fever of unknown origin,; Inflammation of unknown origin.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fever of Unknown Origin / diagnosis
  • Fever of Unknown Origin / etiology*
  • Fever of Unknown Origin / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / diagnosis
  • Inflammation / etiology*
  • Inflammation / therapy*