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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Sep;77(1):85-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.05.013. Epub 2013 Jul 18.

Diagnostic dilemma in a returning traveler with fever.

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  • 1Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA. jelena.catania@duke.edu

Abstract

This case report of fever of unknown origin in a returning traveler from South America illustrates the need for a thorough understanding of limitations of laboratory testing modalities in order to prevent delays in diagnosis in potentially fatal but curable diseases.

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KEYWORDS:

Cognitive error; Histoplasmosis; Urinary antigen

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23871414
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