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Pyrexia of unknown origin: the use of PET and PET-CT 

Pyrexia of unknown origin: the use of PET and PET-CT
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Pyrexia of unknown origin: the use of PET and PET-CT
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Neill Storrar

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10.1093/med/9780199665754.003.0001
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date: 19 July 2019

Pyrexia of unknown origin, PUO, is a medical syndrome that is frequently managed by infectious disease teams. The differential diagnoses are vast, and must encompass both infective and non-infective conditions such as malignancy and inflammatory conditions. This chapter will describe a case study along with a discussion of the role of positron emission tomography in elucidating the cause of PUO.

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