What is the prognosis of fever of unknown origin (FUO)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Despite extensive differential diagnoses, patients with FUO that remains undiagnosed after an intensive and rational diagnostic evaluation generally have a reassuringly benign long-term course.


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