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Best practice for prolonged fever in primary care setting: Close follow-up or empiric antibiotic therapy?

Sandoughi, M. and Fazeli, S.A. and Naseri-Ramroudi, F. and Barzkar, F. (2018) Best practice for prolonged fever in primary care setting: Close follow-up or empiric antibiotic therapy? Korean Journal of Family Medicine, 39 (5). pp. 318-321.

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Abstract

The management of prolonged fever in low-socioeconomic-status areas by primary care providers such as general practitioners is challenging. Given the endemic nature of many infectious diseases, physicians typically start empirical antibiotic therapy following a limited diagnostic workup including serologic examinations. Herein, we report the case of a young male patient with prolonged fever and arthralgia initially diagnosed with and treated for brucellosis but with a confirmed diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus on follow-up. This unique case shows that close follow-up is the best practice for managing prolonged fever in cases with non-specific laboratory findings. © 2018 The Korean Academy of Family Medicine.

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Subjects: بیماریهای واگیرWC
بیماریهای پوست WR
فارماکولوژی QV
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Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2018 10:18
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2018 10:18
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9737

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