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Korean J Infect Dis. 2000 Oct;32(5):393-396. Korean. Case Report.
Kim BN , Kang JM , Bae IG , Kim YS , Woo JH , Ryu JS .

Factitious fever has been a rare cause of fever of unknown origin. We herein report a case of a young soldier, who presented with persistent fever of unusual pattern and bullae on both palms. After numerous investigations had excluded organic diseases, factitious fever was diagnosed with measurement of the freshly voided urine temperatures and body temperatures while directly observed. Biopsy of skin lesions revealed friction blister. Early recognition of this cause of fever is needed to avoid the unnecessary investigation and prolonged hospitalization.

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