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Hot and Clot: The Diagnostic Conundrum

Aravinth Srinivas, Balaji Rajaram

Keywords : Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, Collaborative treatment strategy, Diabetes mellitus, Fever

Citation Information : Srinivas A, Rajaram B. Hot and Clot: The Diagnostic Conundrum. 2023; 2 (2):51-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0045

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in the intensive care unit can often be elusive and lead to diagnostic dilemmas. It could be an uncommon presentation of a common disease or could be an index presentation of an uncommon disease. It requires a thorough history, physical examination, and syndrome-based diagnostic testing with a systematic approach. Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) presenting as FUO is rare, and we present here one such case report of a patient who presented to our center.

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