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It is really very interesting to read "Mnemonic MA-ESR" for acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses (AUFIs). Mnemonics are not a standard form but are prepared to make the subject easy to remember.
Hence "mnemonics are subjective" and personal. In my opinion, the mnemonics of acute undifferentiated fever should be “MARSE”.
The management of acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses is a challenge for healthcare professionals (HCPs).
A Step-wise Rational Approach is very hepful to both patients & HCPs, and accordingly judicious use of drugs.
Authors rightly mentioned the importance of good history taking considering common causes according to local disease patterns, careful examination of patients considering the onset, duration and pattern of fever, and basic and relevant investigations of patients.
It is pleasure to read this informative article by Prof. Anurag Bhargava and colleagues.
No competing interests
05 December 2018
Dr. Rajiv Kumar
Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College and Hospital- Chandigarh 160030 (UT), India.