What is the role of a complete metabolic profile in the workup 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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Alkaline phosphatase elevation suggests lymphoma or granulomatous hepatitis.

Transaminitis may result from multiple causes.

Elevated total protein or calcium (look for monoclonal gammopathy) may suggest multiple myeloma.


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