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Here is a quick mnemonic “DIAGNOSTIC TESTS to remember about First Stage Diagnostic Tests In Fever Of Unknown Origin

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Recurrent Fever In Fever Of Unknown Origin (FUO) : How To Remember Easily ?

  • R – Return during febrile episodes for repeated evaluation.
  • E – Examine thoroughly during symptomatic phase.
  • C – Consider further diagnostic tests during abnormal inflammatory parameters.
  • U – Unlikely infection or malignancy if recurrent fever lasts >2 years.
  • R – Repeat history, physical examination, and laboratory tests during febrile episodes.
  • R – Recognize clues matching known recurrent syndromes.
  • E – Evaluate with PET/CT or scintigraphic imaging during febrile episodes.
  • N – Note absence of abnormalities between episodes.
  • T – Take a thorough history and perform physical examination.

Mnemonic : RECURRENT

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