Fever of unknown origin in a geriatric patient


Authors: N. Molnárová
Authors‘ workplace: III. interní gerontometabolická klinika , FN Hradec Králové
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2019, 8, č. 4: 168-170
Category: Case Reports

Overview

Fever of unknown origin as a major challenge for all physicians. The etiology of the fever of unknown origin can be varied, so its diagnosis requires a broad interdisciplinary approach, the ability of a detached view as well as the patience of the physician. This applies even more to geriatric patients in whom the symptomatology is atypical. Our case report describes a case of fever of unknown origin in a 77-year-old patient with unspecific symptoms, who, after a long diagnostic process, has been diagnosed with chronic Q fever.

Keywords:

geriatric patient – fever of unknown origin – Q fever


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