Fever of unknown origin in uremic patients: a controlled prospective study.

Altiparmak M. R. , Apaydin S. , Ataman R., Tabak F. , Mert A., Serdengecti K., ...Daha Fazla

Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases, cilt.33, sa.11, ss.851-3, 2001 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2001
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/713933774
  • Dergi Adı: Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.851-3


Twenty-nine uremic patients with fever of unknown origin(FUO) admitted to our clinic between 1994 and 1998 were evaluated prospectively. A group of 50 consecutive non-uremic patients with FUO followed up during the same period was used for comparison. The causes of FUO found in the uremic and non-uremic groups, respectively were as follows: infectious diseases, 69 vs. 44% (p=0.03); collagen vascular diseases, 6.9 vs. 6%; neoplasms, 3.4 vs. 26%; miscellaneous causes, 3.4 vs. 16%; and undiagnosed, 17.2 vs. 8%. Tuberculosis was the most common cause of FUO in both groups. The spectrum of underlying conditions for FUO in our uremic patients differed from that in the non-uremic patients and the uremic patients had a very high propensity for infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis.