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PPID 2022, 2(1), 2; doi: 10.55636/ppid2010002

Syndromic Approach: The Febrile Stroke

1 Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, Burr Ridge, IL 60527, USA
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Received: 9 Feb 2022 / Revised: 17 Mar 2022 / Accepted: 17 Mar 2022 / Published: 31 Mar 2022
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Abstract

Infectious disease practitioners are often tasked with evaluating fever in the setting of acute stroke. Although fever is often considered a host response to acute ischemia, underlying infections are identified in approximately one-fourth of cases. Physicians should be vigilant in evaluating for infectious triggers of stroke, as well as potential infectious consequences of ischemia and direct infectious invasion of the central nervous system leading to stroke.
Keywords: Stroke; ischemia; aspiration pneumonia; endocarditis; HIV; COVID-19; neurosyphilis; tuberculosis; meningitis; cryptococcus
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Sidhwa, K. Syndromic Approach: The Febrile Stroke. private_pract_infectious_disease 2022, 2, 2.
Sidhwa K. Syndromic Approach: The Febrile Stroke. Private Practice Infectious Disease. 2022; 2(1):2.
Sidhwa, Kamo. 2022. "Syndromic Approach: The Febrile Stroke." private_pract_infectious_disease 2, no. 1: 2.
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