Diagnostic Criteria for Sepsis

Infection,a documented or suspected, and some of the following:b

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CDC Diagnostic Criteria for Psittacosis (Ornithosis)

1996 Case Definition

Clinical description

An illness characterized by fever, chills, headache, photophobia, cough, and myalgia

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Diagnostic Criteria for Acute Pharyngitis

Adults

Clinical suspicion of streptococcal pharyngitis (e.g., fever, tonsillar swelling, exudate, enlarged/tender anterior cervical lymph nodes, absence of cough or coryza) with

  • History of rheumatic fever or
  • Documented household exposure or
  • Positive rapid strep screen

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MASCC Index Score for Identifying Low-Risk Febrile Neutropenic Cancer Patients

Scoring system for risk of complications among febrile neutropenic patients, based on the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) predictive model.

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Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-Azar)

Leishmania donovani and Leishmania infantum/Leishmania chagasi are responsible for most of the cases of visceral leishmaniasis.

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Classification of Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO)

FUO is body temperature  38.3° C (101° F) rectally that does not result from transient and self-limited illness, rapidly fatal illness, or disorders with clear-cut localizing symptoms or signs or with abnormalities on common tests such as chest x-ray, urinalysis, or blood cultures.

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