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Case Reports
March 1931

HYPERPYREXIA OF UNKNOWN ETIOLOGY OF OVER ONE YEAR'S DURATION

Author Affiliations

PORTLAND, ORE.
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Oregon Medical School.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(3):603-606. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940090120012
Abstract

In an excellent paper, Alt and Barker1 reported 173 cases in which the patients were discharged from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital with the diagnosis of fever of unknown origin. Some of them had fever for less than ten days; others showed it for ten weeks or longer. One patient, a boy of 17, was observed there for three years, and since that time had been under observation for ten years in many institutions, but the cause of the fever still remained obscure. The patient referred to in this report is of great interest because for over a year he had an almost continuous high fever without localization of symptoms.

REPORT OF A CASE  History.—A boy, aged 4, was admitted to the Doernbecher Hospital for Sick Children on Oct. 23, 1927, because of high fever and abdominal pain. He had been well until a month previously when, without

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