Potassium Iodide as a Cause of Prolonged Fever

S. Craig Kurtz, Robert Aber

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A 73-year-old man was initially seen with a 15-year history of intermittent fevers and had been treated for culture-negative subacute bacterial endocarditis. He had been taking potassium iodide as a bronchorrheic agent for approximately the same 15-year period, and, when potassium iodide therapy was discontinued, the fever resolved and has not recurred during 2½ years of observation. The possible mechanisms of fever caused by potassium iodide and current clinical indications for potassium iodide use are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1543-1544
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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