What are diagnostic considerations for tuberculosis in fever of unknown origin (FUO)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Tuberculosis (TB) is usually considered in the differential diagnoses; however, several factors may prevent a prompt diagnosis of TB. Miliary TB may initially manifest as constitutional symptoms that lack localizing signs.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!