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Point-of-care C-reactive protein test results in acute infections in children in primary care: an observational study

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Background: Acute infections are a common reason for children to consult primary care. Serious infections are rare but differentiating them from self-limiting illnesses remains challenging. This can lead to inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing is used to guide antibiotic prescribing in adults. However, in children its use remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess point-of-care CRP test levels with respect to pat...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12887-022-03677-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7166-7211
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Pediatrics More from this journal
Volume:
22
Article number:
633
Publication date:
2022-11-04
Acceptance date:
2022-10-11
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EISSN:
1471-2431
Pmid:
36333682
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1304878
Local pid:
pubs:1304878
Deposit date:
2023-01-31

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