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Signs and symptoms for diagnosis of serious infections in children: a prospective study in primary care.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Serious infections in children (sepsis, meningitis, pneumonia, pyelonephritis, osteomyelitis, and cellulitis) are associated with considerable mortality and morbidity. In children with an acute illness, the primary care physician uses signs and symptoms to assess the probability of a serious infection and decide on further management. AIM: To analyse the diagnostic accuracy of signs and symptoms, and to create a multivariable triage instrument. DESIGN OF STUDY: A prospective diag...

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Journal:
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Volume:
57
Issue:
540
Pages:
538-546
Publication date:
2007-07-05
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
URN:
uuid:52538bd9-b28e-40e2-9aae-40d76fce8430
Source identifiers:
215555
Local pid:
pubs:215555

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