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Risk of Bacteremia in Febrile Children 3 to 36 Months of Age

Purpose:

To evaluate the risk of bacteremia in an infant or young child using the risk equation of Isaacman et al.

Specialty:

Pedatrics

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

A40, A41, A49, R50.1, R50.9

Description:

Isaacman et al developed an equation for identifying the risk of bacteremia in young children with fever. This can help identify those children who would benefit from antibiotic therapy to prevent serious bacterial infection. The authors are from Eastern Virginia and Harvard Medical Schools.

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