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Unexplained Fever

A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It is not an illness. It is part of your body's defense against infection. Infections cause most fevers, however, some fevers are unexplained.


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David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

Title(s): Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Hospital Epidemiologist; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5788
Fax #: 617-636-8525

General infectious diseases, cytomegaloviruses and tranplantation infectious diseases

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Gretchen Volpe, MD, MPH

Gretchen Volpe, MD, MPH

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7011

Infectious diseases, HIV lipodystrophy

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Laura Kogelman, MD
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Laura Kogelman, MD

Title(s): Director, Infectious Diseases Clinic; Director, Traveler's Health Service; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, post-exposure prophylaxis for blood-borne pathogens, traveler's health and tropical medicine, general infectious diseases

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Michael J. Barza, MD

Michael J. Barza, MD

Title(s): Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8512
Fax #: 617-636-7100

Fever of unkown cause, soft tissue infections, necrotizing fasciitis, respiratory infections

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