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Fever of Unknown Origin/Cough

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 18, 2006
  • 06:20 PM


My husband is a 35 year old who has FUO since May4th, 2006. He developed a dry cough 7 weeks ago. It seems to be caused by an irritation in his lower throat. He has had an "extensive work-up" and even traveled to Boston from our home in Maine yesterday for a "second opinion" and it was a disappointing trip. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing his illness? Especially this strange and persistent cough? (he is a non-smoker)

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  • Hi,I am in a similar case: 35 years old, 3 periods of FUO with dry cough. 3 weeks in February, 3 weeks in May, 6 weeks in June/July. Both the fever and the cough went away by themselves. Went through extensive investigations, although always in the same hospital (Barcelona Spain). In July, an abdominal scan showed abdominal ganglions inflammed and gathering in a cluster just above the 2 intestines junctions. So they opened me up for a ganglions biopsy, and also did a liver biopsy when they saw that it was covered by small pockets of pus. The final diagnostic is negative (pathological study and bacteria culture). Once again the fever went away just after the biopsy. Did your husband ever have other symptoms apart from the cough? The first time it happened, I have bad stomach ache for a week, which made me think of a stomach flue.Both this and the ganglions seemed to push toward a digestive-system related illness, but no results.
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    • August 30, 2006
    • 05:08 PM
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