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Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child

Dr Rahul K Tandon, Dr. Shail Shah, Dr.Krutika Rahul Tandon, Dr. Dhwani A Patel.

Abstract
Fever is a common presenting complaint about many clinical conditions in children. Most febrile illnesses either resolve before a diagnosis can be made or may show distinguishing characteristics that lead to a diagnosis. The most difficult clinical scenario is when the fever is prolonged for more than one to two weeks. Herein we report a case of a 1-year 1month female child who presented to us with pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) in busy daily OPD, diagnosed subsequently as a perianal abscess and successfully treated. An anorectal abscess, specifically a perianal abscess, is a relatively uncommon infection in children. It is a purulent fluid collection under the soft tissue outside the anus. Some of these abscesses may spontaneously drain and heal by themselves, while others may result in sepsis and require surgical intervention as this was done in our index case.

Key words: Anorectal abscess, Febrile illness, Pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO)


 
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Tandon DRK, Shah DS, Tandon DR, Patel DDA, . Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child. JHSPE. 2022; 2(1): 21-23. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640


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Tandon DRK, Shah DS, Tandon DR, Patel DDA, . Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child. https://www.jhspe.in/?mno=68054 [Access: August 20, 2023]. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640


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Tandon DRK, Shah DS, Tandon DR, Patel DDA, . Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child. JHSPE. 2022; 2(1): 21-23. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640



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Tandon DRK, Shah DS, Tandon DR, Patel DDA, . Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child. JHSPE. (2022), [cited August 20, 2023]; 2(1): 21-23. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640



Harvard Style

Tandon, D. R. K., Shah, D. S., Tandon, D. R., Patel, D. D. A. & (2022) Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child. JHSPE, 2 (1), 21-23. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640



Turabian Style

Tandon, Dr Rahul K, Dr. Shail Shah, Dr.Krutika Rahul Tandon, Dr. Dhwani A Patel, and . 2022. Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child. Journal of Health Sciences and Professions Education, 2 (1), 21-23. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640



Chicago Style

Tandon, Dr Rahul K, Dr. Shail Shah, Dr.Krutika Rahul Tandon, Dr. Dhwani A Patel, and . "Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child." Journal of Health Sciences and Professions Education 2 (2022), 21-23. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Tandon, Dr Rahul K, Dr. Shail Shah, Dr.Krutika Rahul Tandon, Dr. Dhwani A Patel, and . "Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child." Journal of Health Sciences and Professions Education 2.1 (2022), 21-23. Print. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Tandon, D. R. K., Shah, D. S., Tandon, D. R., Patel, D. D. A. & (2022) Perianal abscess presenting as a fever of unknown origin (FUO): An uncommon manifestation in a young child. Journal of Health Sciences and Professions Education, 2 (1), 21-23. doi:10.5455/jhspe.20220624030640