Current Issues of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Different faces of a febrile state

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol.27, No.2, Pages 111-112

Ewa Rymarz, Sylwia Milaniuk, Andrzej Prystupa, Jerzy Mosiewicz

Chair and Department of Internal Diseases, University Hospital no.1 in Lublin, 16 Staszica Str., 20-091 Lublin, Poland

DOI: 10.2478/cipms-2014-0026



Fever develops in various diseases. It is mainly associated with infectious diseases but can also occur in non-infectious ailments. Clinical symptoms are not always explicit, which can hinder the diagnosis and delay the institution of appropriate treatment. The aim of the study is to present difficulties in diagnosing the cause of a febrile state in a patient with splenic abscess.


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