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Sepsis and meningitis in hospitalized children: performance of clinical signs and their prediction rules in a case-control study.

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OBJECTIVE: Feverish illness is a common presentation to acute pediatric services. Clinical staff faces the challenge of differentiating the few children with meningitis or sepsis from the majority with self-limiting illness. We aimed to determine the diagnostic value of clinical features and their prediction rules (CPR) for identifying children with sepsis or meningitis among those children admitted to a District General Hospital with acute febrile illness. METHODS: Acutely ill children admit...

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Verbakel, JY More by this author
MacFaul, R More by this author
Aertgeerts, B More by this author
Buntinx, F More by this author
Thompson, M More by this author
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Journal:
Pediatric emergency care
Volume:
30
Issue:
6
Pages:
373-380
Publication date:
2014-06-05
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EISSN:
1535-1815
ISSN:
0749-5161
URN:
uuid:786da92e-6ae9-4ced-aa30-cffd152b53e2
Source identifiers:
465858
Local pid:
pubs:465858

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