Dental disease in the differential diagnosis of fever of unknown origin.

J. Katz, E. Weinstein, S. Barak, A. Livneh

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Abstract

A patient with a one-year history of fever of unknown origin is presented. Extensive work-up failed to reveal the source of the fever. Treatment of periodontal infection resulted in complete cure, suggesting a cause-effect relationship. A possible role of Interleukin 1 (IL-1), universal pyrogen, in periodontal disease is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Dentistry
Volume51
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1992

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