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January 1972

Prolonged Fever From Unusual Cause (Retinoblastoma)

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(1):51-52. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110070101014

There are numerous recognized causes for fever of unexplained origin in childhood but these have not included retinoblastoma. A single case which is probably unique points to this tumor as the etiology of continued high fever. Final diagnosis necessitated extensive studies to exclude coincidental or complicating conditions.