Causes of fever without localizing signs or with nonspecific signs in the age group of 1 to 12 years

Author: 
Suresh K., Chidambaranathan, S and Balachandran, C S

Aim To find out the various causes of fever without localizing signs or with nonspecific signs in pediatric age group.
Methodology: children aged between 1 to 12 years with fever 5 days or more without localizing signs or with nonspecific signs included. Appropriate Investigations done and results are analyzed.
Results: Total of 140 children studied, enteric fever is the most common cause of fever, and UTI is the second common cause in this study.
Conclusion: though fever is common finding, it may require through investigations when it present without specific signs. The following causes to be kept in mind while evaluating Fever without localizing signs or with nonspecific signs. They are: Enteric fever, Urinary tract infection, Occult bacteremia, Scrub typhus, Viral fever, ASOM, Pneumonia, Acute gastro enteritis, Malaria, Dengue, Tuberculosis, Leptospirosis, Mesenteric adenitis, Viral hepatitis, Occult bacteremia, Kawasaki & Deep seated abscess.

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130-132
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