Internal Medicine

21 March, 2020

Internal Medicine

Acute undifferentiated febrile illness (AUFI) is considered to be a febrile illness of < 3 weeks duration without any localized symptoms and specific signs.1 A number of diseases were included in this category. Most of these illnesses have nonspecific symptoms and signs and it is difficult to differentiate among them clinically. A huge gap is existing in understanding of specific clinical characteristics and diagnostic lab parameters to identify a specific illness. Even a very astute physician faces a big diagnostic challenge while managing these illnesses. Local pattern of febrile illness in a specific geographical area influences the differential diagnosis and laboratory workup for AUFI.

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