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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(2), 30-31
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-2-2
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Fever of Unknown Origin with Psychiatric Complaints in a Patient with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome

İbrahim Taymur1, Buket Belkız Güngör1, Cenk Aypak2, , Ahmet İnel1 and Özgür Dağlı3

1Şevket Yılmaz Training and Research Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Bursa, Turkey

2Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıd Training and Research Hospital, Department of Family Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

3Şevket Yılmaz Training Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Bursa, Turkey

Pub. Date: January 19, 2015

Cite this paper:
İbrahim Taymur, Buket Belkız Güngör, Cenk Aypak, Ahmet İnel and Özgür Dağlı. Fever of Unknown Origin with Psychiatric Complaints in a Patient with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(2):30-31. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-2-2


Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome (RTS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by mental retardation, postnatal growth deficiency, microcephaly, specific facial characteristics, broad thumbs, and big toes. Presence of dental problems and inadequate follow-up in RTS, as well as difficulty in self-care, poses a substantial health threat. This case report describes the evaluation of a 27-year-old female RTS patient diagnosed with fever of unknown origin (FUO) with psychiatric complaints and underlines the importance of physical examination including oral cavity in patients with difficulties in expressing their physical complaints.

Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome oral care fever of unknown origin mental retardation

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