What is the role of chest radiography 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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Routinely perform chest radiography. Posteroanterior and lateral chest radiography is usually readily available and relatively inexpensive. It may rapidly detect abnormalities missed on physical examination, and may direct further diagnostic imaging with computed tomography (CT) of the thorax.


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