Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management
A febrile and confused patient
Alastair McGregor, Michael Brown
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 1, p.18 (123Doc Education, London, February 2009)
The confused and febrile patient is a staple of acute medical takes. The differential is often wide, ranging from the common but relatively trivial to the rare but life-threatening. Below we present a typical case, discuss the causes not to miss, how to recognise these patients and how to ensure that they are managed optimally.
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Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Royal Free Hospital
Hospital for Tropical Diseases
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
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