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Acute undifferentiated fever in Asia: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24974656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute undifferentiated fever (AUF) is a temporary febrile illness accompanied by non-specific symptoms. Previous studies in Asia have primarily focused on delineating specific agent(s) causing AUF. None were designed to assess the frequency of undiagnosed cases. This study aimed to review the case definition, laboratory investigations, etiologies and proportion of undiagnosed episodes of AUF. We reviewed nine studies, each employing different case definitions and diagnostic tools. Malaria, dengue, leptospirosis and rickettsial illnesses were frequently identified as the etiologies of AUF and the frequencies of undiagnosed cases ranged from 8% to 80%. An international consensus definition is required to compare the occurrence of AUF in different geographical sites, particularly if this condition were to be used as an indicator for the emergence or re-emergence of infectious agents. Use of general diagnostic tools for infectious diseases might reduce the proportion of undiagnosed AUF cases.
Tri N Susilawati; William J H McBride
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-06-30     Completed Date:  2014-07-21     Revised Date:  2014-10-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  719-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Asia / epidemiology
Fever of Unknown Origin / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*,  etiology*

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