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