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A challenging case of pyrexia of unknown origin: the consequences of homeopathy intervention

Niharika Jain, Neeta Jain, Amit Kumar Jain, Simran Singh

Keywords : PUO, Homeopathy, Case report, Evaluation, Diagnosis

Citation Information : Jain N, Jain N, Jain AK, Singh S. A challenging case of pyrexia of unknown origin: the consequences of homeopathy intervention. Integr Med Case Rep 2024; 5 (1):35-38.

DOI: 10.38205/imcr.050135

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; Swami Paramhansa Swastha Siksha Evam Paryavaran Sanrakshan Samiti


Pyrexia is the most common symptom that is presented by a disease. It is of the utmost significance to diagnose the cause of a fever. An inaccurate or delayed diagnosis can pose significant risks to the patient's health. In this article, we present a 32-year-old male with a continuous fever, loss of appetite, and other constitutional symptoms. Every month, between the fifteenth and twentieth days, fever occurs. The diagnosis remained elusive despite numerous investigations. It is also important to understand the different presentations of fevers. For a successful diagnosis, it is critical to take a thorough medical history, identify the fever pattern, perform a systemic examination, and evaluate the patient through proper investigations. The report also discusses different homeopathic remedies that can help with the treatment of such fevers. In cases of PUO, it is best to start with a symptomatic approach to identify the most similar remedy.

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