Because clinical features do not reliably distinguish bacterial from viral infection, many children worldwide receive unnecessary antibiotic treatment, while bacterial infection is missed in others.
To identify a blood RNA expression signature that distinguishes bacterial from viral infection in febrile children.
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Febrile children presenting to participating hospitals in the United Kingdom, Spai...Expand abstract
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Diagnostic test accuracy of a 2-transcript host RNA signature for discriminating bacterial vs viral infection in febrile children
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