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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2768
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
3854
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2902
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
3613
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2822
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
3863
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
3913
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Am Urban Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from23 Votes

The Vivantes Am Urban Hospital is an academic clinic at the Charité University Hospital. Many departments of the hospital are recognized for their outstanding medical and patient care services.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
3937
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg

9.6/10 from23 Votes

The Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg offers patients a wide range of medical services. It is staffed by highly qualified doctors and medical staff who take care of the patients' health 24 hours a day. The main task of the hospital is to provide medical treatment and care meeting all the patients’ needs.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2640
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

St. Anna Hospital Herne

9.5/10 from7 Votes

The St. Anna Hospital Herne belongs to the St.  Elisabeth Group - Catholic clinics Rhine/Ruhr. The Hospital is equipped with modern high-tech equipment and offers innovative treatment techniques.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2908
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Herne
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Academic Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Hildesheim is a specialized medical facility and an academic teaching hospital of the Hannover Medical School. The hospital offers high quality diagnostics and comprehensive, interdisciplinary medical care.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2948
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hildesheim
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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10 from35 Votes

The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the modern international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2832
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Giessen
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from150 Votes

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
3945
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn
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University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from55 Votes

The University Hospital Tubingen - abbreviation UHT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching. As a clinic of maximum care, UHT is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tubingen the University Hospital Tubingen functions as a district hospital.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2949
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen
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Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from32 Votes

The Academic Hospital Harlaching is an emergency medical care facility offering top-class service. With about 700 beds, the hospital treats about 32,000 patients every year.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
2783
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Diagnosis of fever unknown origin
5876
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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About the disease

A diagnosis of fever of unknown origin is diagnosed if this is the primary condition, without any underlying causes or secondary symptoms. It is usually diagnosed if it lasts for longer than 3 weeks and it does not subside even after the usual antipyretic treatment. In some people, the fever tends to be recurrent and develops suddenly without any other symptoms. A person is considered feverish if their temperature is higher than 38.3°C for a sustained period of time.   

Generally, there are four major types of fever of unknown origin. The first type is called classic. This fever develops in healthy people who have no other apparent health conditions. However, this type of fever of unknown origin can sometimes be caused by a hidden infection, which manifests itself only as a fever. Sometimes, leukemia manifests itself in this way in the beginning stages. Neoplasms can also be the cause of fever.

The second type of fever of unknown origin is called nonsomical. It tends to develop in people who have been hospitalized with another condition. It can be caused by deep inflammation of tissue or by some other conditions, which can be discovered only during additional examination.

People who have any type of immune deficiency are likely to develop a fever of unknown origin at some point of their life. This is the third type of this condition. It can develop in people with autoimmune diseases or in people with a compromised immune system. Improving the general state of the immune system is usually the key to treating the fever of in this case.

The fourth and last type of fever of unknown origin is ascribed to HIV patients, who may develop a fever due to the infection and damage to the immune system.  Sometimes, a fever can also indicate malignancy or problems with inner organs, which is why patients are advised to have all of their bodily systems checked.

In most cases, the cause of such a fever is an infection. According to Healthline, up to 40% of all cases of fever of unknown origin can be ascribed to an infection.

Symptoms

  • Temperature higher than 38.3°C
  • General weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Perspiration
  • Night sweats, which can suddenly turn into chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint pain in some cases
  • Confusion, in rare cases
  • Hallucinations, in rare cases

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will ask if the patient has had any colds or infections lately.
  • The doctor will listen to the patient’s heart and will check their skin for signs of a rash or swelling, which often accompanies long-term fevers.
  • The doctor will ask if the patient has any autoimmune conditions that could be affecting the immune system.
  • A blood test can determine whether or not the patient has an infection. It can also check the white blood cell count, to see if the immune system is functioning normally. If there is a suspicion of HIV infection, the patient is advised to undergo a test for HIV.
  • A urinalysis can indicate an inflammation or infection in the body.
  • Imaging tests help doctors to check the organs for any possible malformations or damage.

Treatment

  • The most important thing in treatment of such a fever is to eliminate its cause.
  • Doctors prescribe antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs if the cause of fever was an infection. Antiviral therapy can be prescribed as well, if the cause of the fever was a virus.
  • If a patient is diagnosed with HIV, they will be prescribed antiretroviral therapy.



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