What are diagnostic considerations for hepatobiliary infections in 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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Answer

Acute cholecystitis and gallbladder empyema can lead to a diagnosis of FUO because of the lack of right upper quadrant pain or jaundice, especially in elderly patients.


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