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Infection
Etiology and clinical characteristics of fever of unknown origin in children: a 15-year experience in a single center
Yi-Seul Kim, Kyung-Ran Kim, Ji-Man Kang, Jong-Min Kim, Yae-Jean Kim
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2017;60(3):77-85.   Published online March 27, 2017
Purpose

Fever is one of the most common symptoms in children. In previous studies, infectious disease was the most common cause of pediatric fever of unknown origin (FUO). The aim of this study is to investigate the etiology, clinical characteristics and prognosis of pediatric FUO in 21 century with more diagnostics available and to analyze the factors for certain disease categories.

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Case Report
Immunology
Familial Mediterranean fever presenting as fever of unknown origin in Korea
Jun Hee Lee, Jong Hyun Kim, Jung Ok Shim, Kwang Chul Lee, Joo Won Lee, Jung Hwa Lee, Jae Jin Chae
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2016;59(Suppl 1):S53-S56.   Published online November 30, 2016

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common Mendelian autoinflammatory disease, characterized by uncontrolled activation of the innate immune system that manifests as recurrent brief fever and polyserositis (e.g., peritonitis, pleuritic, and arthritis). FMF is caused by autosomal recessive mutations of the Mediterranean fever gene, MEFV which encodes the pyrin protein. Although FMF predominantly affects people from Mediterranean and Middle...

Review Article
Diagnostic approach to the fever of unknown origin in children - Emphasis on the infectious diseases -
Eun Hwa Choi
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2007;50(2):127-131.   Published online February 15, 2007
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) has been a convenient term used to classify patients who warrant a particular systemic approach to diagnostic evaluation and management. The greatest clinical concern in evaluating FUO is identifying patients whose fever has a serious or life-threatening cause when a delay in diagnosis could jeopardize successful intervention. Thorough history and complete physical examination are critical...
Original Article
Investigation of causes of FUO (fever of unknown origin) in children
Hyun Seok Park, Sun Ju Im, Su Eun Park
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2006;49(12):1282-1286.   Published online December 15, 2006
Purpose : The causes of prolonged fever have changed during the years and are influenced by age, geographic location and availability of diagnostic facilities/techniques. The aim of the present study was to determine the causes of prolonged fever, to know the proportion and outcomes of undiagnosed children. Methods : We reviewed patients with fever persisting for more than 2 weeks in...
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