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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 31

A fever of two weeks' duration associated with neutropaenia is characteristically due to

True a. disseminated tuberculosis
True b. brucellosis
True c. malaria

False d. influenza B
False e. amoebic liver abscess

The following may cause fever two weeks and neutropaenia:
disseminated tuberculosis
visceral leishmaniasis.

Viral infections more characteristically have lymphocytosis and are often shorter than two weeks' duration.

There is neutrophilia in 90% of patients with amoebic liver abscess.

Copyright: Rob Skelly 2006