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A 35-year-old male asked about a 35-year-old female:

My sister's had a fever for 12 days, even after taking antibiotics. all blood tests and chest x-rays are normal. what's going on?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Fever: If she has had documented fever for 12 days and has been unsuccessfully evaluated by a doctor she has what is termed a fever of undetermined origin. She needs to be seen and assessed carefully by an infectious diseases expert. Antibiotics, by the way, will do nothing for a viral illness.

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Last updated Feb 4, 2018

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