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Pyrexia of unknown origin: the role of blood film microscopy
  1. Kostas Konstantopoulos
  1. Correspondence to Professor Kostas Konstantopoulos, Department of Haematology, Athens University Medical School, 75, M. Asias Street, Laikon Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece; kkonstan{at}

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There exist a few notes I would like to add to the excellent article by Brown1 on pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO), namely on the importance of peripheral blood film microscopy that still remains very important in the work-up of a PUO case. A malaria …

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