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FUO in children

Fever of unknown origin in children is usually transient and subsides within 4- 5 days. Majority of them are of viral aetiology. The common causes of fever in children differ from that of adults. Some of the infectious causes include pneumonia, pharyngitis, sinusitis, meningitis and urinary tract infection. In some case it could be due to rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever or neoplastic conditions like lymphoma and leukaemia.

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