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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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GUEVARA COUTO, Víctor M  and  ESPINOSA DEL RISCO, Eduardo. Behavior of the prolonged febrile syndrome in children of the Maceo ward. AMC [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: Fever is the most common cause in Pediatric consulting room and it is habitually related with infectious diseases. Objective: To describe the behavior of the prolonged febrile syndrome. Method: A descriptive study in 27 patients admitted with prolonged febrile syndrome in Antonio Maceo ward at Dr. Eduardo Agramonte Piña Provincial Educational Pediatric Hospital of Camagüey, from September 2002 to January 2007. Results: The main signs and accompanying symptoms were asthenia, anorexia, cutaneous-mucous pallor and adenopathies. The most frequent causes were infectious and the collagenosis. Among the complementary exams with pathological result were the differential hemogram and the periphery lamina. More than half of the patients were treated with antimicrobial. Conclusions: In a remarkable number of patients the causes of this syndrome were not determined.

Keywords : Fever [etiology]; child.

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