Q: Patients who continue to have 'Fever of Unknown Origin' (FUO) despite extensive workup should be followed closely as they tend to have a poor clinical outcome. This statement is?
Although the underlying pathology plays an essential role in the outcome of FUO, most patients, particularly the pediatric population tend to have a good outcome. In general, only one-fifth of these patients get diagnosed in the outpatient follow-up of at least 8 weeks.
Some respond to courses of glucocorticoids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
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