Clinical approach

Christopher J. Ellis

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Clinical approach

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Infection is most often suspected when patients present with pyrexia and is certainly the most common cause of this presentation, whether in hospitalized patients or those in the community. The other principal causes of fever are primary inflammatory conditions and malignancy, but infections are likely to be most rapidly progressive and acutely life-threatening and hence must be the physician’s first concern....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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