Pel Ebstein Fever

The Bottom Line: Pel Ebstein may be caused by frequent and treatable infectious agents, such as acute cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent patient and primary progressive tuberculosis in a HIV infection, might cause cyclic (Pel-Ebstein)

Schattner Pel-Ebstein cyclic fever: not just lymphoma. The American journal of medicine 2010 vol:123 iss:7 pg:e3 -e3

Summary: Reviews on diagnosis of prolonged fever serve as a reminder that pattern of fever is rarely of diagnostic value, Pel-Ebstein remains strongly associated with Hodgkin’s disease2 and is widely recognized as such.

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