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Diagnosing serious infections in acutely ill children in ambulatory care (ERNIE 2 study protocol, part A): diagnostic accuracy of a clinical decision tree and added value of a point-of-care C-reactive protein test and oxygen saturation

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Background: Acute illness is the most common presentation of children to ambulatory care. In contrast, serious infections are rare and often present at an early stage. To avoid complications or death, early recognition and adequate referral are essential. In a recent large study children were included prospectively to construct a symptom-based decision tree with a sensitivity and negative predictive value of nearly 100%. To reduce the number of false po...

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10.1186/1471-2431-14-207

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Pediatrics More from this journal
Volume:
14
Article number:
207
Publication date:
2014-10-02
Acceptance date:
2014-08-22
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1471-2431
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English
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489942
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2014-11-19

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