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Dever Mayfly

POVO?

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Dever Mayfly

In the service sheet of a soldier in Egypt, I found that he spent two weeks in the General Hospital at Cairo in July 1917.  The initials POVO appear where one might expect the cause of his illness/injury (a year later he spent a week in hospital with Diptheria).  Does anyone know what these initials stand for?

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voltaire60

Pyrexia of Unknown Origin- it's a U not a V.   It just means a serious rise in temperature and fever

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MBrockway

Are you sure it is not PUO - pyrexia of unknown origin?

 

 

Great minds .... best wishes for Hogmanay!  :thumbsup:

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Dever Mayfly

Yes the V could well be a U.  Many thanks for the prompt answers.

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Robert Dunlop

Strictly speaking, PUO refers to multiple instances of a fever being recorded over at least 3 weeks without a diagnosis being made. The classification raises a specific spectrum of potential causes, including certain types of infection or cancer.

 

Robert

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