Der Internist

, Volume 50, Issue 6, pp 659–667

Infektionen als Ursache von Fieber unklarer Genese

Schwerpunkt: Fieber unklarer Genese
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Zusammenfassung

Das Spektrum von Infektionen als Ursache eines Fiebers unklarer Genese ist breit und hängt von individuellen Risikofaktoren der Patienten ab. Die zugrunde liegenden Infektionen zeigen dabei oft atypische Verlaufsformen. Eine Unterteilung in ambulante, nosokomiale und Infektionen bei immunkompromittierten Patienten strukturiert das Krankheitsbild und auch das differenzialdiagnostische Vorgehen sinnvoll. Wir geben einen Überblick über die wichtigsten infektiösen Ursachen eines Fiebers unklarer Genese.

Schlüsselwörter

Fieber unklarer Genese Infektionskrankheiten Nosokomiale Infektionen Immunsuppression 

Infections as causes of fever of unknown origin

Abstract

Infectious diseases are important causes of fever of unknown origin (FUO). The spectrum of infectious agents is broad and diagnosis depends on careful evaluation of individual risk factors. Infectious diseases presenting as FUO are frequently atypical presentations of well known infections, e.g. tuberculosis or infectious endocarditis. In this review we present an overview of infectious causes of FUO classified into community acquired infections, nosocomial infections, and infections in immunocompromised hosts.

Keywords

Fever of unknown origin Infectious diseases Nosocomial infections Immune suppression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin IUniversitätsklinikum RegensburgRegensburgDeutschland

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