ICU fever

Differential for (new, resistant) fever in the acute care ward aka ICU.

  • Wrong site:
    • The obvious five: lung, lines, abdomen, skin, urine
    • The hidden five: endocarditis, meningitis, translocation, sinusitis, abscess
    • The weird fevers: drug, central
  • Wrong bug – viruses, fungi
  • Wrong antibiotic – wrong spectrum, MDR pathogens
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