What causes prolonged fever?

Posted on Fri, 14 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I have low temp fever for month, so far they treat as pneumonia.
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
A number of causes according to the symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but prolonged fever more than 3 weeks can be due to a number of causes such as:

1) abdominal or pelvic abscess which can be excluded by ultrasound
2) endocarditis which should be accompanied by chest pain
3) tuberculosis which should be accompanied by night sweats and bloody cough
4) urinary tract infection which can be excluded by a urine analysis
5) cytomegalovirus or EB virus infection
6) systemic lupus erythematosus which can be diagnosed anti-ds-DNA
7) chron's disease which should be accompanied by diarrhea

I hope I answered your question. Let me know if I could assist you further.

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