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Identify Large Vessel Vasculitis in Patient with Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with fever of unknown origin (FUO) using the diagnostic approach of Wagner et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Infectious Diseases
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

imaging studies

ICD-10:

R50.9

Description:

Large vessel vasculitis can be occult and hard to diagnose clinically. Wagner et al recommended a sequence of diagnostic tests that can help identify large vessel vasculitis in a patient with fever of unknown origin (FUO). The authors are from Saarland University in Hamburg, Germany.

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