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con·tin·ued fe·ver

obsolete term for a continual febrile illness without intermittency as with malaria. Many cases were typhoid fever, but included many types of febrile illnesses.

brucellosis

A highly contagiously infection by Brucella spp, primarily B abortus (less commonly, B melintensis and B suis), caused by skin contact with infected cattle, goats and sheep or consumption of contaminated milk or meat.
 
Epidemiology
Primarily affects veterinarians, farmers, wool sorters and dairy workers, who are occupationally exposed to infected animals, meats or spore-laden wool.
 
Clinical findings
Fever, sweating, malaise, aches, meningitis, abscesses of brain, liver, spleen, cholecytitis, endocarditis, arthritis, spondylitis, osteomyelitis, erythema nodosum, inhalation pneumonitis.
 
Management
Doxycycline, rifampin for 6+ weeks.
 
Prognosis 
Generally less than 5%.
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On July 31, approximately 48 hours after discontinuing the antibiotic, she returned to the hospital with continued fever and rash that had progressed to her trunk and arms.
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