Scientific article

A child with a systemic febrile illness - differential diagnosis and management

Published inBaillière's best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology, vol. 20, no. 4, p. 627-640
Publication date2006

Fever is a common symptom in children and may sometimes be prolonged or recurrent. There are many differential diagnoses, which may lead to significant diagnostic delay. Diagnosis is based on the clinical presentation as well as a widespread panel of investigations that are necessary in order to exclude the many potential causes of fever before reaching a definite diagnosis. In particular, the physician will look for infections and malignancies before considering the disease as inflammatory. This chapter reviews the differential diagnosis of prolonged or recurrent fever, and discusses most of the inflammatory syndromes presenting with fever.

  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fever of Unknown Origin/diagnosis/etiology
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Syndrome
  • Time Factors
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HOFER, Michael, MAHLAOUI, Nizar, PRIEUR, Anne-Marie. A child with a systemic febrile illness - differential diagnosis and management. In: Baillière’s best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology, 2006, vol. 20, n° 4, p. 627–640. doi: 10.1016/j.berh.2006.04.001
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ISSN of the journal1521-6942

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