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Criteria of Nguyen et al for Low Risk of Invasive Bacterial Infection in a Child with Fever and Petechiae

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

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ICD-10:

Description:

Nguyen identified clinical findings associated with a low probability of an invasive bacterial infection in a child with fever and petechiae. No single screening test can identify a child at high-risk for serious bacterial infection but the presence of multiple normal findings can identify a child at low risk. The authors are from the State University of New York in Syracuse.

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