Accession Number:

ADA284792

Title:

Acute Parasitic Infections as a Cause of Fever of Unknown Origin in Egypt

Descriptive Note:

Publication rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY

Report Date:

1993-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Of the 141 patients investigated, 80 were diagnosed to have an infection, 28 a collagen vascular disease and 20 a neoplasm. As in previous reports, infection was the most common cause of fever of unknown origin FUO and tuberculosis was the most common infection causing FUO. Of the 80 patients with an infection, 32 were caused by tuberculosis and of these 32 patients, 14 had abdominal tuberculosis confirmed by ultrasonography. Acute parasitic infection with eosinophilia was the next most common cause of prolonged fever among infected patients in this series and included 10 with acute fascioliasis, 9 with schistosomiasis and 1 with ascariasis. Other parasitic infections included 1 toxoplasmosis and 1 malaria

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE