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.