Fever in Adults (cont.)
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Is It Possible to Prevent Fever in Adults?
Most fevers come from an infection. Individuals can help prevent the spread of infection and thus prevent fever.
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Fever of unknown origin (FUO) was defined in 1961 by Petersdorf and Beeson as the following: (1) a temperature greater than 38.3°C (101°F) on several occasions, (2) more than 3 weeks' duration of illness, and (3) failure to reach a diagnosis despite one week of inpatient investigation.