A 52-year-old female was referred to the infectious disease clinic for evaluation of fever for 24 days

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Question:
A 52-year-old female was referred to the infectious disease clinic for evaluation of fever for 24 days. She was in excellent health until the onset of symptoms that included headache, fatigue, and evening temperature elevations to 101.5°F. A gallium scan demonstrated increased uptake in her neck region bilaterally. A likely cause of her pyrexia is

a) endocarditis
b) subacute thyroiditis
c) systemic lupus erythematosus
d) lymphoma
e) visceral leishmaniasis


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