Published in Cancer Weekly, March 15th, 2005
"A bone marrow (BM) aspiration and biopsy is often believed to be a needed diagnostic procedure in the work-up of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO), especially in the setting of AIDS. Is it worthwhile to proceed with this invasive diagnostic method'
"Clinical information obtained on 104 patients in whom AIDS had been previously diagnosed and who had been admitted with a presumptive diagnosis of FUO was retrospectively analyzed. Seventy-two cases met the inclusion criteria," scientists in the United States report.
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